• smiley smiley
    November 23, 2008
    What can dry skin under your eye that's really sore?
    smiley smiley
    November 23, 2008

    I have for 1month now had a really dry/red sore patch under my right eye, I have stopped using all items on my face except aqueous cream to wash & moisturise but it still continues, red & sore. I am putting Eucerin cream & the aqueous cream on 10 times a day to help treat the red dryness.

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  • Kathleen MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    December 01, 2008
    Kathleen MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    December 01, 2008

    Hi Smiley,

    I am concerned that you may be putting cream on your eye so much that you are worsening the condition. 10 times a day for Eucerin sounds a bit much. There are so many things that can cause skin problems, and the skin around your eyes is very delicate, so it doesn't take much to irritate it.

    For that reason, I would encourage you to make an appointment with your doctor. If you don't feel as though your doctor is taking you seriously, you do have the right to a second opinion. You might ask for a referral with a dermatologist (skin care specialist), since this is a recurrent problem.

    It will be much easier for someone who has examined you and seen firsthand what's going on to advise you. I wish I could be more helpful, but this sounds like a situation that merits an in-person examination by a health professional.

    Good luck,

    Kathi

    Here are some links that might be helpful when it comes to preventing and dealing with dry skin:

    Tips for Caring for Combination Skin

    Skin Care and Aging

    Dry Skin


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  • BRACEFACE29 March 17, 2009
    BRACEFACE29
    March 17, 2009

    HELLO THERE MY ANSWER MAY BE HELPFUL DO YOU OR HAVE YOU EVER HAD A COLD SORE OR FEVER BLISTER IF SO YOU MAY HAVE TOUCHED AND RUBBED YOUR EYR I DID AND I HAVE GOTTEN THE ROUGH DRY PATCH UNDER MY EYE, BEEN TO DOCTER WAS PRESCIBED ALLERGY DROPS AND IT WENT AWAY, HOPEFULLY THIS WILL HELP,IF THATS NOT THE CASE TRY ALLERGY RELIEF DROPS ANYWAY, PATANOL ALREX,OR ANY OTHER.

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  • KG
    KG
    June 04, 2010
    KG
    KG
    June 04, 2010

    Hi,

    OMG, I have the exact same condition under BOTH eyes for the last four months! Its dry, scaly and very deep red under both eyes...I've been to my primary doctor twice and a dermtologist twice, with no help. I was given tons of atopical, prescription strength and over the counter medicinal lotions and nothing has helped. Hot and cold water compresses don't help either...This condition started at the end of Feb and I live in the midwest so it was very cold and not due to seasonal allergies, but now that my seasonal allergies are kicking in, they look worse. It looks like Ive been crying, and drinking with no sleep for days! If anyone has experienced anything like this and help please post your answers!!!

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    • lovinmyboys
      July 04, 2010
      lovinmyboys
      July 04, 2010

      I have had this spot under my left eye (look's like I am recovering from a black eye). I have tried everyrhing... Aloe,tea tree oil, camoille tea compresses, expensive creams .....so on.. and on.. What is causing this? No change in diet (healthy eater).... So what is the problem???

       

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