Dry skin on eyelids

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Hi, For 2 years I have had dry skin on my eyelids. The eyes get dry, sting a little an then get flaky skin or sometimes the skin will crack. Along with this my ears ooze a yellow substance from inside the ridge at the top of my ears, it then gets very dry around the ear. After the first year I started to get lesions/dry skin on my elbows and belly button.
I have had dry, swollen, cracked, peeling skin on my eyelids which has become progressively worse over 7 years. Have been prescribed cortisone but only is an overnight cure. Is this exceme? or psoriasis? or allergies? How can I get over this??? HELP!!!
I have tried all sorts of moisturizers for dry sensitive skin, plus specialised eye creams for dry eye and all seem to make the skin sting and react more, so have started using warm and cold compressors at night to help with the stinging and prevent the swollen look I tend to get in the mornings.
My dermatologist has given me some cream (Dovonex) which I am to use twice daily. I also have very dry eyelids (both corners and complete eyelids are red and puffy) and they have a tendency to be itchy. Is that associated with the psoriasis or something different? I have been putting vaseline on them at night but it doesn't seem to help. Any recommendations.
My right eyelid started to itch some 2 months before and later the skin on that part is very dry and wrinkled. now the itching has come to tear ducts and also on upper eyelash. Eyelids are also swollen a bit.When I wash my eyes with warm water, there is relief. Mostly itching causes in the night.Please give me some remedial measure.
Hello hope you are doing well. Use of heavy makeup and cosmetics can lead to dry itchy skin. The skin can start peeling. Underlying skin conditions, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis are few other causes related to these symptoms. I will advise you to consult a dermatologist or an ophthalmologist who specializes in dermatological issues. Your doctor may prescribe topical medications to stop flaky peeling skin. If there is any doubt of infection antibiotics may also be given.
He probably has a classic neomycin allergic skin reaction. I've seen it dozens and dozens of times - it is the worst possible thing to put on eyelids. Stop the neosporin, see an ophthalmologist and he will probably be put him on a special ophthalmic steroid ointment for a week or two and things will improve. That's it.
I woke up one morning with I little bit of dry skin on the inner corner of both eyelids which quickly spread(within a matter of hours) along the crease of both upper eyelids. I applied some moisturiser which initially seemed to help but a few hours later dry patches started to appear under my lower eyelids in the creases. A friend suggested I use Papaw Ointment which I applied before going to bed that night.
Hi, For about 5 months, on and off, I've had symptoms of very dry, flaking, sore and sometimes itchy eyelids, especially around the lash line, but moreso on the left eyelid which is also a bit swollen. I regularly take antihistamines for chronic hives in other areas of my body (I've had hives for a year now) and they dont seem to help with my eyelids. I went to the family doctor who said its probably a skin condition but possibly an allergy as well on the left.
Out of the blue, this year I have had three bouts of red, puffy, dry skin around my eyes. It occurs on the inner edge of the eye, next to my nose and flares up above and below the eye. The skin goes red, very dry, puffs up and lines form. I have tried a number of things but Vaseline petroleum jelly so far has worked the best. It doesn’t seem to “depuff” my eyes very quickly but rehydrates the skins and the swelling eventually reduces (about 2-4 days).
The skin on my upper eyelids is very dry. I wear makeup but havent changed anything for sometime. when I cleanse and put moisturiser on they become very sore. My lids are puffy also with my right eye being the worse. They have been watering but from my outer eye and not the tear duct. I have been using eye drops recommended by the chemist as they thought I probably have hayfever because my nose has been runny also.
My mom has really bad dry cracked swollen itchy peeling eyelids. She seen an eye doctor and they told her she had dry eye and then prescribed refresh eye drop. Well she has been using the eye drops for two monthes now and has had no improvement with her eyelids. In fact after a long day at work her eyelids are so swollen and puffy she can hardly keep her eyes open. She uses cold and warm compresses and it doesnt work either.
I was wondering if it is possible to have eczema without the affected area getting red? I have had patches of dry flaky skin on my eyelids (upper and lower) for about a month now and I've been trying moisturizers and allergy medication with little help. First, could this truely be eczema and second how should it be treated when it occurs around the eyes.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes flaky,dry, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas esp under the nose or anywhere on face. Treatment usually involves use of antifungal, anti inflammatory and sebo suppressive or Keratolytic ingredients. Dermatologist also recommends the use of photodynamic therapy which involves the usage of UV- A, UV- B laser and red or blue LED light to inhibit the growth of the yeast and reduces the inflammation.
Pityriasis alba is a common skin condition mostly occurring in children and usually seen as dry, fine-scaled, pale patches on the face. No treatment is required and the patches in time will settle in due course of time. The redness, scale and itch if present may be managed with simple emollients and sometimes hydrocortisone, a weak steroid, is also used. Severe cases may require PUVA therapy.
Hello, I am a 25 year-old male. I had an outbreak of eczema on my eyelids and the skin immediately surrounding both of my eyes. I tried using moisturizers to control this but they only helped a little. I went to my primary-care physician and she prescribed me steroid (triamcinolone acetonide 0.1%) cream and ointment (the cream was to be used once a day in the mornings, and the ointment was to be used once a day in the evenings).
You need to see eye MD ophthalmologist. If live USA find one near you at www.geteyesmart.org if live elsewhere have family MD refer you. Most common cause by far "dry eye syndrome" due to age, gender and dry winter air. Go to "Today's Pulse" on this page and click on dots till you find the dry eye article I wrote. In the mean time use artifical tears.
I had been suffering from a skin allergy around my eyes that made my skin extrrmely dry, itchy and flaky. After using a million ointments, i was prescribed DESONIDE LOTION by my doctor. The allergy reduced considerbly, however, the skin around my eyes has become quite dark. It makes my eyes look worn out and dull. The colour of my eyelids is uneven with certain areas darker than the other. Is there anything i can do about it? Please help me out.
On Christmas morning, yesterday, I woke only to find my eye was extremely swollen and sore, with very dry and itchy skin, when pulling the lid out a little to check the eye I noticed I have white pimples in the inside of the lids (the styes). Yesterday I bathed my eye in very diluted luke wam salty water and then dabbed a small amount of lucas paw paw ointment on it. I finally felt a bit of relief and my eyelid is now nearly back to normal.
I've used the same type of make-up and face-wash for three years. I went on a vacation to south america, and while i was there, I got sick. I continued wearing make-up and face-wash while I was sick, and ever since, my eyelids get swollen a lot. They swell whenever I use face-wash, make-up, shampoo, conditioners, or any lotions, even if not on the affected area! Even the "for sensitive skin" and hypoallergic products make my face swell.
My little one looks like she has dry flaking skin on her forehead, eyebrows and eyelids. I saw the pediatrician for routine check up and asked him. He said to use Aveeno baby on the dry spots. I tried it but it didn't help. I read online you can get cradle cap there (her head is fine) so wondered what to use. I tried diluted baby shampoo on the area and rinsing well for the past few days. It seems a bit better but still there. Has anyone seen this and have any suggestions??
I went back and saw a different doctor who suspects Nephrotic Syndrome which is a kidney condition that causes leakage of protein from the blood into the urine and leads to oedema, ie puffy eyelids. He started me on good old steroids Prednisolone and that has helped a lot, the swelling reduced in 2 days. I'm also on Chloromphenicol for a conjunctivitis as my eyes are watery during the day and dry and crusty in the morning when I wake up.
for the past couple months my eyelids have had really dry flakey patches and i've tried everything to get rid of this from deep penetrating lotion to the expensive brands of corrective cosmetics and nothing has helped.also i noticed that when i wake up some mornings my eyelids have been swollen.thinking this is from the stuff i've been trying i had stopped and used nothing for a week and they still swell.some mornings worse then others and some mornings not at all.
if the bumps are on the OUTSIDE of your eyelids, then this is some skin/hypersensitivity reaction...you may need to see a dermatologist. this could even be virla...like herpes simplex. especially since you say the bumps "dry up"...like at some point they are oozing liquid?
Past the last month or so it has gone really really dry. So dry that it's starting to form bumps on my cheeks and forehead. It is so bad that I can't even wear make up because in the really dry areas the makeup goes orange/bronze. It is scaly and also spreading only my eyelids. I've tried everything, moisturizers, exfoliating, facial masks, drinking plenty of water, etc. and nothing is helping, it sems to be getting worse. Its horrible. Please someone help.
The past year I have been experiencing dry and peeling skin under my eyes. I've been using Eucerin calming cream on it and that seems to keep it under control. But if I stop for a few days, it comes back. It actually started on my eyelids last summer, but now is underneath my eyes more than above. I use Dermitage Skin Renewal and Lifting Cream, and sometimes Lift SP for wrinkles. But, the dryness started months before I started using those.
My facial skin is very very dry , the worst areas are my eyelids / eyebrows , a section of skin above my eyebrow and the skin on my cheeks on either side of my nose. Its extremely dry and appears to look like its scabbing sometimes bleeding. I wash my face with warm water to wash off the dead skin cells , then mosturise , but i dont know if this is just dry skin or an actual skin condition that requires medical advice. After i wash my face the area above my eyebrow leaks and is sticky?
You certainly have combination skin because your skin is dry but you get acne too. Contrary to what you've read on the internet, seborrheic dermatitis has nothing to do with sebum or any other type of greasiness. Adult seborrheic dermatitis is more common in men than women and in those with dandruff. It affects the central part of the face, scalp, ears and eyebrows. You may also get red eyes with it. The lesions tend to grow from hair follicles and develop may develop a yellow crust.
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