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Q: Eyelid Rash - itchy, sore, flakey

I started a rash about 5 weeks ago on the corner of my left eyelid under my brow.  It's itchy, red, flakey and burning.  There is a small bump under it that hasn't gotten bigger.  And I have not changed a THING - detergent, dishwashing detergent, shampoo, soap etc..etc...etc.. in over two years.  I keep thinking it will go away but just seems to be holding its own.  No tearing, dry eye nothing.  Just this dry itchy patch on the crease of my eyelid towards the outside of my eye.  help!

 

I've looked up online everything and nothing out there matches any of my symptoms.

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide
6/ 3/14 11:27am
Thank you for your question. 

I am not a medical professional and am not able to give you medical advice. If the rash does not go away on it's own, using home treatment, you should consult your doctor. 

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid. It causes:
Burning in the eye
A gritty feeling in the eye
Crusting, flaking, redness and inflammation of the eyelid
Eyelids sticking together when you first wake up
Sensitivity to light

To treat this at home, use clean, warm washcloths to wash off your eye several times a day. This should help loosen the crusting and relieve some of the itching. You can use a couple drops of baby shampoo (no tears type) on the washcloth. 

If this doesn't clear it up, your doctor might prescribe antibiotics, ointments or eye drops. 
Although blepharitis isn't a dangerous illness, once you have it you are more susceptible to getting it again later. Making sure to follow the home treatment above on a regular basis can help prevent it from returning. 
Eileen
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kapnkrunch, Community Member
4/ 1/09 6:55pm

i have the exact same thing but without the bump. its been about 3 months and hasnt gone away. i wish i knew what it is

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Charlotte, Community Member
7/28/10 2:30pm

I believe it's a form of fungus, and fungus is killed most effectively and completely (and naturally) by direct sunlight and freezing.

 

I developed this itchy-eyelid condition about four years ago, and the only time it goes completely away is in the summertime when I'm out in the sunshine (or once when I got caught outdoors in a winter snow squall -- my face was completely "frozen" from being coated by the blinding, blowing snow, and I guess the fungus got killed that way, too) My skin was smooth and radiant for about five days, and then the itch came back.

 

I used to drink a lot, but stopped a few years ago; this hasn't seemed to affect the itching.

 

I've also worn contacts for over 30 years, and that doesn't seem to be a factor.

 

I switched to organic food last year, and that hasn't really changed anything (except my so-called IBS went away completely, so it was worth the switch!). I have noticed, however, that eating lots of olive oil (not cooked) seems to ease the itch, while eating lots of salty things (yummmm!!!) seems to make it worse.

 

As for make-up -- I don't wear any now, but the strange thing is that when I used to wear it, the only place that wasn't itchy on my eyelids was where the make-up WAS.

 

I thought for a long time it might be eczema, but I'm leaning now more towards fungus.

 

Sunlight or freezing kills fungus, guaranteed.

 

Garlic (a few cloves crushed and diluted in a litre of water) as a topical wash is also supposed to work, but I'm a little hesitant to put something that corrosive near my eyes.

 

Some people swear by pure organic honey (again, haven't tried it, but anything antiseptic is a good bet, and honey won't hurt your eyes).

 

As a side note -- fungus is everywhere in our environment now. Take a look at the plants, especially the leafed plants in your yard and neighbourhood. Everything is dried out, dying, and covered in brown, yellow and black spots and streaks. That's all fungus damage. Google "plant fungus" and look at the photos. Then go outside and look at the leaf plants (trees, bushes, grass, etc.) in your neighbourhood. The fungus is among us, so it's no surprise it's also living on our skin.

 

And if you're wondering where all that fungus came from all of a sudden, google "chemtrails".

 

 

 

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Blondieishot, Community Member
7/30/10 4:25pm

I agree. It is fungus, yeast treatments seem to help clear it up.  There is an over the counter yeast fighter, Azo,  it's in the homeopathic section of the stores , comes in tablet form. Take that orally  and vaginal yeast cream topically  (use very thing layer, because eyelid is so thin) and after it clears up, keep taking the Azo once a day to keep it away.  When I quit eating so much white bread, refined sugars and such it really helped, but I like sweets so I take the Azo.  If I had more will power I would change my diet...but I don't. Hope this helps all you people on this blog...

Blondieishot

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C-Pup, Community Member
1/18/11 2:28pm

Same Problem.  For me, the first thing I tried after a couple weeks of increased redness and itchiness was Neosporin.  Almost immediately upon applying it the redness and swelling went down.  And the next day the skin was smoother and less red.

 

HOWEVER, the following day it came back.  This says to me that there is definitely a bacteria problem as Neosporin is anti-bacterial.  I would recommend trying it as it wasn't painful and it did help me temporarily.  Perhaps it could help you long term.

 

I plan on trying the following really great suggestions found in this thread:

 

Vitamins: Super B complex, Omega 3 and Acidophilus

Reduction or Removal of Sugar from my diet

Cleansing of the eyelids with Nizoral Shampoo

Application of Coconut Oil to the affected skin area

Eye Drops --- I have some eye drops an eye doctor gave me a while back for allergies that I will use again but I don't know the brand.

Solaray Yeast Cleanse

 

Hopefully these will help.  I definitely think Sugar and Stress are big culprits in causing rashes at least in my case.  And I also think that I haven't gotten enough sun exposure mainly from being in an office all day and staring at a computer screen.  For the past two days I've tried to get more sunlight on my face, however, the Bay Area can sometimes be difficult in that.  I am considering Tanning, but I don't know if tanning could be dangerous to the eyelids as I know you are supposed to wear protective eyewear.  But generally skin problems increase for me during the winter and I think tanning in moderation could potentially be helpful.  But wondering if anyone has thoughts on the subject?

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Blondieishot, Community Member
4/30/11 3:16am

I had this condition on and off for  3 years. The single white bump on one lid  was there for almost 10 years ( when I would get hot or sweaty, the rash was red, flakey, it  itched and hurt.) I was so miserable! But here is how I got it gone: I have cut way down on processed sugars and yeast ( cookies, cold cereal, bread, caremel rolls, buns, sandwiches, etc) I say the combo of sugar and yeast because chocolate doesn't cause the problem (thank God!) and my eyes lids have totally cleared up.  Just to test the validity of sugars and yeast, I ate a bunch of cookies and a couple rolls for breakfast and lunch (yeah, I know who eats like that really?, well I did sometimes) and by about 5 pm  the itching on my lower lid started and then by the next morning my lids had a bit of flaking already.  I took some AZO and drank 2 bottles of water and it was better in 20 minutes and gone by the next morning and I haven't had it for over 2 months now!  YEAH!  I pretty much quit baking,  no sugared cerial, and I  don't eat sandwiches, I can wear make up again and the swelling in my ankels is gone too.

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momof3, Community Member
5/ 6/11 9:37pm

I also have an eyelid rash, on both eyes.  My left eye is worse, the rash covers most of my eyelid and also my undereye area, and the right eye is just on the lid but seems to be spreading down, depending on the day I really notice and examine it.  After reading all the above, and looking back on my life, I can say with certainty that this condition developed about 2-3 months ago, during a time of great stress at work/personal life.   This was a time I also was "stress eating" a lot of junky foods, mostly sugary crap.  Anyway i apply valseline nightly, which helps a little.  I wake up to smoother and less red, flaky skin but then as the day goes on it just comes back.  Sometimes it's wrinkly very red, and also stings.  Hmmmmmm....I think it's time to go to the dermatologist.  Maybe he can say whether it is a fungus or not and get me treated,because it's really quite annoying.  Not to mention I look like a freak.

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Mert, Community Member
9/18/11 10:51pm

I've been to many dermatologists about this and they don't believe in fungus.  They usually thinks its an allergy and put me on Zyrtec and then load me up with all these bleeping cremes that don't work.  I go on and off everything and then eventually dissappears and then a few years it comes back as it has gradually until right now its full blown again.  Two hot pink spots on my neck and now on both eylids-flaming hot and sore.  

 

I am pretty sure it has to do with yeast since I've given up alcohol and sugar for a week now and now it's worse.  So what happens it gets worse before it gets better.  I know that when it started in August I was quite stressed, but now I'm not.  Who knows, except it irritates me in more ways than one snince my neck is not my favorite place these days at the age of 54 and my eyes are one of my assets when they aren't hot pink, puffy and itchy!

 

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JeanD, Community Member
2/ 2/12 6:22am
I know exactly how you feel. You do everything to alleviate the crowsfeet and boom you get this !! Mine started about 3 months ago . Eventually after a month went to the doctor whosaid it was a fungal infection and gave me daktacort cream. It relieves the itch but it did not go away!! Mine seems to be worse in the evening so have narrowed it down to bedding . Cleaned all on high wash but so far still itching , swollen red wrinkly eyes . Great !! I think there are many factors causing this - cats, bed linen, maybe contact lenses! Although having said all that we were away for 2 weeks in hot sunshine weather and it went away so agree with the comment sun helps but cannot always be in the sun as live in the UK !! Trying washing pillows on high , not applying any foundation or bronzing tan powder as I did not use that on holiday as there was no need had a great glow and tan only used mascara so not that . It really seems ti be a matter if prices if elimination . Going to start tNning stand up for a bit of vit d and see how I get on . Any other advice would be welcomed as it is most frustrating not to add one looks years older - just what we don't want !!!! Emphathuse with all going through this . Good luck all and here's to bright eyes , no wrinkles and happiness Reply
rick, Community Member
9/19/11 10:54pm

I've had the same problem, to include the work/personal stress factor & associated eating behavior. Thinking it may be a fungus, I tried a nystatin cream with no improvement; followed that with a diphenhydramine allergy cream and again saw no improvement; next treatment was a hydrocortisone cream that noticeably reduced redness, itching, swelling, and flaking within a few hours.

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CuteyBelle, Community Member
12/ 5/11 6:32pm

I have the identical thing. I'm only 16 and it started last year in winter. My entire eyelid goes red, flakey and incredibley sore. It got to the point where blinking hurt so badly I couldn't do it, and my eyes began to dry out, so I went to the hospital and they told me to put mosturiser on my eyelids and i'd be fine. So I got home, still in huge pain, and put E45 specialist cream on my eyes (it has no perfum etc..) and it left me screaming in pain and my eyes worse than ever. I went to 4 doctors over 3 days, they each told me to moisturise and that it was just an allergy. But then on christmas eve I went to an emergency clinic because I couldn't take the pain, I couldn't see out of my eyes and hadn't been able to for about a month. He identified it as a fungus, and that it was the worst he'd ever seen. He shone a light on my eyelid, and apparently my dad could physically see the fungus. After just two weeks of anti-biotics I was completely recovered. They say the infection caused by an allgergic reaction to animals, but i'm fine with my cat in the summer. Anyone else like me?

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Livi Star, Community Member
10/ 9/13 12:46pm

Hi I was wondering if you remember the antibiotic you were prescribed to clear bbq up the fungus? I have suffered from the same thing for a year not as severe but I can't stop itching and the dry crusty flaking skin is painful and bothersome. 

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CuteyBelle, Community Member
12/ 5/11 6:33pm

I have the identical thing. I'm only 16 and it started last year in winter. My entire eyelid goes red, flakey and incredibley sore. It got to the point where blinking hurt so badly I couldn't do it, and my eyes began to dry out, so I went to the hospital and they told me to put mosturiser on my eyelids and i'd be fine. So I got home, still in huge pain, and put E45 specialist cream on my eyes (it has no perfum etc..) and it left me screaming in pain and my eyes worse than ever. I went to 4 doctors over 3 days, they each told me to moisturise and that it was just an allergy. But then on christmas eve I went to an emergency clinic because I couldn't take the pain, I couldn't see out of my eyes and hadn't been able to for about a month. He identified it as a fungus, and that it was the worst he'd ever seen. He shone a light on my eyelid, and apparently my dad could physically see the fungus. After just two weeks of anti-biotics I was completely recovered. They say the infection caused by an allgergic reaction to animals, but i'm fine with my cat in the summer. Anyone else like me?

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CuteyBelle, Community Member
12/ 5/11 6:34pm

I have the identical thing. I'm only 16 and it started last year in winter. My entire eyelid goes red, flakey and incredibley sore. It got to the point where blinking hurt so badly I couldn't do it, and my eyes began to dry out, so I went to the hospital and they told me to put mosturiser on my eyelids and i'd be fine. So I got home, still in huge pain, and put E45 specialist cream on my eyes (it has no perfum etc..) and it left me screaming in pain and my eyes worse than ever. I went to 4 doctors over 3 days, they each told me to moisturise and that it was just an allergy. But then on christmas eve I went to an emergency clinic because I couldn't take the pain, I couldn't see out of my eyes and hadn't been able to for about a month. He identified it as a fungus, and that it was the worst he'd ever seen. He shone a light on my eyelid, and apparently my dad could physically see the fungus. After just two weeks of anti-biotics I was completely recovered. They say the infection caused by an allgergic reaction to animals, but i'm fine with my cat in the summer. Anyone else like me?

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summerrain, Community Member
3/15/12 9:51am

Hi! I also have a flacky, red, itchy and it hurts rash that i break out around my lower and upper eye lids. It also becomes alittle swollen and bumpy at times on the top lid and makes my eyes look very wrinkled. I have had this since i've had my son which is going on three years now. It comes and goes when the weather changes. I did stop using sugar and switched to splenda but i still do eat sweets every once in awhile. I have been to the dermatologist and he couldnt tell me what it was so dont waste your money. I even went to my eye doctor twice and they perscribed me flomax eye drops and paday eye drops and it really hasnt made a difference. I do however have this fungus that grows in our mulch that we change out every year so i'm wondering if it has anything to do with my eyes doing this. It never really has gone away and ive had it since we have had the mulch. weird i know. I'm going to go me some azo and pray it helps because this stuff is driving me nuts!! I cant even were eye makeup anymore because my eye is watering all the time now. I might not ever get rid of it which is alittle scary because its just awful...

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Elizabeth, Community Member
1/27/11 3:29pm

After trying tea tree oil, oregano oil, and a few other things here is what worked for my eyelid and face rash/redness problem:

 

"Oliveviate" is a natural anti-fungal by a company called Seagate. I used this on my eyelids and face several times a day and did not have any problems, in fact it has outright cured my fungal issue quickly and inexpensively ($12). It has a pleasant smell of coconut oil without any added fragrance at all. Don't be scared off by the Homeopathic ingredients, they are harmless. This stuff moisturizes as it heals. Go to seagateproducts.com to read more about it. It says not to use on or around eyes but they have to put this on there due to FDA guidelines, the real intention is for you to keep it out of your eyes because it could cause discomfort, kind of like shampoo or a million other things. Smile

 

I also took their Olive Leaf Extract capsules. 4 three times a day.

 

BTW I don't work for them in any capacity, I just want to help others get well.

 

I took Natren Healthy Trinity probiotics once a day. These are excellent, high quality beneficial bacteria. Not cheap, but the best never is.

 

I adhered to an anti-fungal diet free of sugars (including all fruit sugars, except green apples) and breads for a while.

 

Additionally, I stopped using oral birth control for a while because it can put a hormonal load on the body.

 

Only drink pure spring water, no tap water. No sodas or alcohol.

 

Plenty of rest.

 

Limit stress.

 

Pray.

 

God Bless You.

 

 

 

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Mert, Community Member
9/18/11 11:00pm

Thank you I will try this and Bless You TooFrown

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melissa, Community Member
3/28/11 9:05pm

Has anyone had lab work with this? I had a speckled ANA which showed immunocompromise with the rash. I have had some relief with neosporin and ice. Through allergy testing I am highly allergic to the dermatop farinae, one of the several mites involved in these fungal infections. Just wondering if anyone else has any underlying diagnosis which makes them susceptible to the fungus.  The fungus is such a pain.  I now look sixty and haggard.

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melissa, Community Member
4/ 3/11 9:57pm

now on prednisone and triamcinalone.  all gone bye bye!! see how long it stays away.

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Paulina, Community Member
4/30/11 2:43am

I have a 99 cent cure. I have had the same eyelid problem for months. I looked and felt ancient. I spent a lot of money on all kinds of anti fungal , anti bacterial and homeopathic remedies. but nothing worked. My family doctor reommeded I wash my face with Johnson's Baby Shampoo. I was skeptical but went ahead and bought a small 99 cent travel size bottle of the shampoo. I was amazed, It killed the bacterial infection in just a few days. Please let me know if this remedy works for you.

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JeanD, Community Member
2/ 2/12 6:32am
Hi Paulina thank you . I am going to try this as it's the simplest cheapest remedy and not liking the daktacort as it is hydrocortisone based . Very thinning on the skin and especially around the eyelid area that is already thin ! Thx . Will let you know Reply
lovelerning, Community Member
3/19/12 4:56am

Can you tell me if it stayed away please?

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PJBASID, Community Member
10/22/12 9:48am

Hi all,

I have been suffering with this too, for the past month.  I tried the 99 cent cure - Johnson's baby shampoo, and this is just day two, but WOW, I really think it's working!  I'll keep you posted!

Pam

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bostonD, Community Member
12/17/11 8:49am

hi guys..i also have had this "mystery" itchy red eye rash thst neither my optometrist nor dermatologist were able to concretely diagnose. i too didnt change fragrances,detergent,etc. i started to think i suddenly developed an allergy to my cat i've had for 15yrs(not likely) then i thought it may have been her litter. i did notice you said you've worn contacts for 30yrs so i couldnt be that...that's what i thought. let me ask you....have you recently switched to the "new&improved" Acuvue Oasys? if so,google eye problems with oasys! i just did the other day and found a blog with 174 responses to problems from severe dry eye to ulcers to the bisease GPC!! after reading that i am convinced these contacts have caused a huge amount of eye probs ive been having over the last year. not sure if the rash has anything to do with it too,but i just wanted to warn you. good luck&hope u find some relief

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ludyboodie, Community Member
2/ 1/12 1:35am

OMG! I almost flipped out when I read your post. I just got new contacts a few weeks ago and I have developed an 'eyelid' condition. I got up and looked at the new box of contact lenses...YEP, Acuvue Oasys!!  I think I'll start there trying to get rid of this condition!

 

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kbs, Community Member
12/20/12 3:36pm

I never had any of these conditions unitl I switched to ACCUVUE TRUE EYE contacts.  Since using these new contacts, I've had red, swollen, itchy eyes with two big red patches at the inner corner above my eyes.  SO STRANGE.  When i dont' wear the contacts the symptoms ease, but the condition still persists.

 

Saw two eye doctors..both say it's an allergy.  Been to a dermo...she's says it's eczema.....I'm going bonkers trying to determine if it's all contacts or just True Eye.  Even sent back the Accuvue True Eye and switched to Accuvue Moist and having the same problem.  Have been wearing contacts for years.   Now trying Coopers (have worn before with no issue) but symptoms are not going away..

 

Dry wrinkly red eyelids...not good....

 

 

 

 

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bostonD, Community Member
12/17/11 8:51am

hi guys..i also have had this "mystery" itchy red eye rash thst neither my optometrist nor dermatologist were able to concretely diagnose. i too didnt change fragrances,detergent,etc. i started to think i suddenly developed an allergy to my cat i've had for 15yrs(not likely) then i thought it may have been her litter. i did notice you said you've worn contacts for 30yrs so i couldnt be that...that's what i thought. let me ask you....have you recently switched to the "new&improved" Acuvue Oasys? if so,google eye problems with oasys! i just did the other day and found a blog with 174 responses to problems from severe dry eye to ulcers to the bisease GPC!! after reading that i am convinced these contacts have caused a huge amount of eye probs ive been having over the last year. not sure if the rash has anything to do with it too,but i just wanted to warn you. good luck&hope u find some relief

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Linda King, Community Member
3/20/12 2:54pm

I have the itchy eyelids , I do believe mine is from allergies...I don't seem to get it until early spring late winter...feel i will need an eyelift someday...as for different foods fish oil seems to help..vitamin e oil on the lid and try"Real Salt" tm..(not on the lid).with 63 natural minerals helps for a sub for refined table salt ....should have a better effect on the system overall...helps reduse high blood pressure and diabetes numbers...check it out at Sprouts wild oats and some health food stores..good luck.

 

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Tmag, Community Member
7/13/12 1:39am

I developed flakey itchy eyelids with a paper like cut look in the crease when they are dry and flakey. I'm not happy either, I've tried cortizone and moisturize with burts bees, it stays away for a day or so then comes back. Now I'm currently seeing a swelling tiny bump on my eyelid crease from the irritation and a small swelling bump below my eye. A friend told me I could possibly allergic to the chorline in my pool because this has never happpened to me before. I haven't changed anything, such as soap, shampoo, lotions etc.  Just wondering if seeing a Dermatologist is worth my time. I've been reading all your posts and I'm going to try a homeopathic approach like coconut oil and AZO. Olive oils. I have cut down also with wheat products and eating healthier in general, but I haven't seen much change. I have had this eyelid flakiness, and itching for about 3 weeks, so I will see what my primary care doctor says.

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Tmag, Community Member
7/13/12 1:45am

My eyelids also burn when I have the above symptoms. I'm not really sure what to do. I'm not a big believer in western medicine and loading up people up with tons of medications. I would appreciate a more natural approach to alleviate my symptoms.

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Karen, Community Member
5/ 9/14 4:54pm
Thanks for the good info I have same thing I was just sorting through various prescriptions dr has prescribed none of them helped. I will see. What happens this summer in sun. Reply
Dona Eaton, Community Member
1/25/11 10:57pm

I have written a post down the bottom. How about Demodex mites that live in the eyelash follicles...tea tree oil treatment

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Realitychic, Community Member
7/ 1/11 12:49pm

BLUESTR OINTMENT.

Its not expensive and you can get it anywhere. I got mine at Walgreens. I had this stuff appear on my eyelids a couple of months ago and the I told my husband I thought it was ringworm. Of course it wasnt but thats what I thought when it first appeared. It started in the corner of my left eye next to my nose and then spread to the right eye (I am guessing thru the make up applicator and then started under my eye as well. It continued to get worse and worse and my eyes started looking horrible and itched and burned and flaked. I was miserable. I got on here and started reading some of your comments and realized alot of us have the same problem and were looking for solutions. Jock itch cream and athletes foot treatment were not going to be my answer for sure....lol. After realizing that most agree it was some sort of fungus I thought about the blue stare ointment. I always kept it on hand when my kids ere young as ring worm was a common thing especially for my son since he couldnt keep his hands off animals or out of the dirt. So I thought well it couldnt hurt. I first tried Aveeno anti itch ointment and that helped relieve some of the dryness but didnt take away the problem. I used a thin layer of bluestar twice a day for two days and you wouldnt today that ithere was ever anything wrong. It is completely gone. I did not use makeup for those 2 days will replace all my eye makeup and make up brushes, but am so glad this worked for me. My hope is that all of you find what works for you and get rid of it as I know how miserable and painful and embarrassing this problem is. I was scared at first after reading so many of these posts of people having it for years and not finding a cure but now, I am myself again and you couldnt even tell I had a problem at all. Thank you all for your posts that lead me down the right path for me. Careful with the amount you put on eyelids if you choose to use this product as they are thin and you probably should not glob it on or get it in your eyes. I used a Q-tip to apply mine. Good luck to all of you.

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tara, Community Member
12/19/11 1:35pm

I have read tons of blogs and researched all the question r.e. eyelid rashes/allergy etc. I had it for over 4 mos. - went the whole route w/ approx. 12 dr. visits. Eye specialist said my eyes were fine and gave me steroid creme, my 2nd or 3 rd round. I ceased using it when it didn't help, due to the side effect of thinning your skin! Antibiotics, allergy meds...nothing helped the red itchy, burning skin around my eyes. It spread from one eye to the other and then even below my eyes. Finally i tred Mario Badescu Control creme and it went AWAY! I still use it when my eyelids start to itch and I have what might be permanent damage to the skin on my eyelids, but finally got relief from this natural anti fungal/healing creme. I was so fed up with the medical field, not one dr. ever did a skin culture, even tho' I asked them to. They all said it was allergy related. I spend hundreds of dollars until I found this $17 remedy!

 

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tara, Community Member
12/19/11 1:36pm

I have read tons of blogs and researched all the question r.e. eyelid rashes/allergy etc. I had it for over 4 mos. - went the whole route w/ approx. 12 dr. visits. Eye specialist said my eyes were fine and gave me steroid creme, my 2nd or 3 rd round. I ceased using it when it didn't help, due to the side effect of thinning your skin! Antibiotics, allergy meds...nothing helped the red itchy, burning skin around my eyes. It spread from one eye to the other and then even below my eyes. Finally i tred Mario Badescu Control creme and it went AWAY! I still use it when my eyelids start to itch and I have what might be permanent damage to the skin on my eyelids, but finally got relief from this natural anti fungal/healing creme. I was so fed up with the medical field, not one dr. ever did a skin culture, even tho' I asked them to. They all said it was allergy related. I spend hundreds of dollars until I found this $17 remedy!

 

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scott, Community Member
4/ 7/09 10:07pm

WTF! I got the same thing and can't find anything on it.  The Dr. told me it was allergies but that didnt work.  i'm going back tomorrow to see what else it could be. ;(

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AngieB, Community Member
3/ 5/11 10:49am

I have the same thing. I was told it was a fungus. So I bought some cream for athlete's foot and jockitch. I've been using it twice a day and it seems to be helping. I have the same thing around the corners of my mouth. A friend of mine is a nurse and she said that areas that stay moist can sometime create a fungus. (makes sense-think about athlete's feet and jockitch) I'm going to try this and if this doesn't work, I'll go to the doctor. I'm a teacher and my eyes water a lot while working at the computer and since I talk a lot, I'm always drinking water to stay hydrated. This could be my problem.

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AngieB, Community Member
9/ 2/11 8:36am

It worked for a couple of days. Now I have another place that has come up near my hair line  and around one of my ears. I have been to three doctors. One told me that the problem on my eye was that I needed an eye lift. Another doctor said that he had no idea what was going on. The third doctor, a dermotologist, said I had dandruff of the skin and told me to wash my face with Head and Shoulders. Nothing has helped. I buy the Aveeno for the itch, but because the skin is raw, everything else burns. I think I will try the Blue Star and see what happens. The only time mine cleared up was the week before school started back, I went to the beach and spent a lot of time reading and relaxing. It completely cleared up. I came home on Sunday, went back to work on Monday, and by Wednesday it was awful again. I worked at our school all summer and a co-worker suggested that it's an allergy. Our school is eat up with mold. She says that it has gotten into my system and is causing the breakouts. It does make sense because the only time it has cleared up was when I went to the beach for a week. All I know for sure is that I am very frustrated with my skin.

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LIlah, Community Member
4/13/09 10:52pm

OMG ME TOO I have had it for about 2 years now.. My doctor prescribed me hydrocortiosone valerate creame.. it worked for about 2 weeks and came back.. nothing works.. when i apply aveno lotion it will mild the dry-ness but the flakyness comes back! what the heck is it i am scared now! 

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WorkerAnt, Community Member
6/ 4/09 12:57pm

Hello, all! Got the same thing about 3 years ago, it went away, then came back 2 years ago (but without a bump each time). Nothing worked until I tried Reventin lotion (available at Pure Valley and Publishers Clearing House). It soothed it immediately, redness subsided in minutes, after a few weeks - gone without a trace!

In recent weeks, I stopped Reventin just to see what would happen, and sure enough, it's back, so I'm applying the lotion again. Hope this helps :)

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kmack99, Community Member
5/10/10 11:19am

what reventin lotiopn did you buy? The serum , neck?

Thanks desperate

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DA, Community Member
7/27/10 3:33pm

Thanks for the info! Did you get the serum or neck cream or......? Thanks!!

 

 

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kredd, Community Member
4/10/11 1:12am

My eyelids have been very dry and looks red with a rash...no bumps.  I've been using just plain vaseline and it soothes my eyelids and doesn't look so dry and crusty.  I use just a little.....I don't put it on thick, because I don't want my eyes looking wet or greasy.

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1hlthnut, Community Member
7/19/11 8:42am

I have had this off and on for years.Look up blepharitis. Wash lids and lashes (as well as lash line)with baby shampoo (because it won't sting your eyes like other shampoos), and check with your opthomologist for proper evaluation. Eyes are very delicate and important and should not be left untreated. I do hope this helps.Cool 

 

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RUMA RAHMAN, Community Member
3/21/10 3:13pm

i need know how can get rid of this problem

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Linda, Community Member
4/14/09 12:41pm

I live in the Phx Az area & have the same thing.  It's been going on for about 2 months now & the rash area is slowly increasing.  About 3 years ago my job was threatened to go off to India, but was eventually overlooked last year.  My company laid off 50% of the workforce quadrupling my workload & the stress has become unbelievable.  I think this may have a lot to do with it.  I live a very healthy life style and am very watchful about what I eat as well as what I put on my skin, but the stress is starting to undermine my health.  Thus I am looking for ways to eliminate the stress as well as looking for another way to sustain myself.  I have a drs appt later in the month & am hoping that they can diagnosis it.  Are you under a lot of stress as well?

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Kevin, Community Member
4/21/09 11:09pm

I hope this helps, but I too have the same condition which lasted for quite a few months until I decided to get it checked up. This condition is known as Blepharitis, it is a fungal infection of the skin surrounding the eye, either upper or lower eyelids, the condition can stay with you for quite sometime but is alleviated by the application of a cream much like what you use on athletes foot called Ketocanazole. However this cream is much much much more dilluted than athletes foot cream DO NOT apply athletes foot cream to your eyelid unless you want to create some real damage. Hope this helps,  you will have to  see a doctor proper diagnosis and for a prescription of Ketocanazole but it's fairly quickly diagnosed so you won't have to wait around for a few weeks sending tissue samples and such, also after you start using the cream you will start clearing up after about 2 weeks and a bottle will last you for years.

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SK, Community Member
5/16/09 6:19pm

I don't think these symptoms we are all describing are consistent with Blepharitis.  Blepharitis affects the rims of the eyelid - not up near the brow or on the lid itself.  That's the big difference.  Look up on the Internet the pictures of Blepharitis and you won't find one that is not limited to the areas along the eyelashes.  I'm astounded how many of us have these symptoms and no one knows what it is.  Has anyone else found similar rash-like bumps on other parts of their body?

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Paula H, Community Member
6/14/09 9:18am

 Yes,  I have the same small rash on my cheeks.  They are small and seem to come and go.  The sun makes it itchy and sore.  I have gone to several different dermatologists but they cannot tell me what it is. 

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christal, Community Member
11/14/09 11:43pm

I agree with Kevin.  I do believe it is Blepheritis.  I have all these symptoms without bumps.  Mine is not located just on the eyelashes.  It is in the creases of my eyes as well as unde my eyes.  So it is definitely not isolated to the lash area because I was diagnosed. 

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Christopher, Community Member
11/18/09 1:25am

I too have something simular.  Mine is below my right eyelid (not on the rim), i went to the doctor about 2 weeks ago (i had already had it for 3 weeks before) and the doc said its a stye.  I checked all the symtoms of a stye and they just don't match what I am dealing with.  It's red, itchy at times (bleeds sometimes), it makes my lower eyelid around the bump swell up (usually at night), the skin flakes around the bump.  I also have a bump that seem to have developed near this one, but more towards my cheek.  It looks a little white, but not like a pimple.

 

I am worried!

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lisa, Community Member
1/ 2/10 3:47pm

i have the same symtoms but also have watery eyes, sometimes it gets so bad that i get little cuts on my eyelids. i stopped using make-up. just need to go to the dr. i'm sure a cure is available.

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Brenda, Community Member
1/31/11 1:05pm

Hi Lisa

 

Sounds like I am experiencing the same sore itchy watery cracked eye lids as you. I have had this since April 2010. It appeared while I had a case of Shingles on my backside. Shingles went away but my watery itchy eyes have not. I have been to numerous Dermatologist and eye doctors but no one can help. I have had cultures done, yeast treatments, allergy eye drops but nothing is working. My allergist wants to start me on allergy shots but I do not want to have two shots a week for the next 5 years. I am currently taking Xyzal daily, living on prescription eye drops and trying just about any moisture I can get on my eye lids to stop the cracking and weeping. I think I even itch them at night because this morning I woke up and they were crusty yellow crap at the cracks. It is really frustrating to keep paying a co-pay and never getting any relief. I think it is allergies of some type. I feel if I could just dry up my eyes the cracks on my lids would heal. I am so not willing to try a sugar free / gluten free diet. I would rather have itchy water eyes than give up sweets and breads. 

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lisa, Community Member
1/ 2/10 3:48pm

i have the same symtoms but also have watery eyes, sometimes it gets so bad that i get little cuts on my eyelids. i stopped using make-up. just need to go to the dr. i'm sure a cure is available.

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marie, Community Member
2/ 1/12 10:57am

I have the same symptons.  When its really bad I look as though I have been crying for weeks.  I have a thick, very red, long rash coming down from my eyes by either side of my nose.  It starts of swollen, red and itchy. Then is drys up and the skin goes very rough.  When it is fully healed, only for a week or so, I have noticed that my skin under my eye is badly marked and looks very lined.  At the same time I also get a very bad rash on the front of my neck and a weeping rash behind my ear.

I hate having this condition as it is very embarrassing.  I don't like going out and meeting people when it flares up.  I am 52 and always had nice youthfu skin.... not anymore. Please can you help.    Marie from London, England.

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Kina, Community Member
10/20/13 4:51am

I also have this issue for almost 2 years now. It's sometimes on my wrists, inner elbow, upper arm, chest, chin, under my nose and always my eyes. It will get a little better for a few days then come back. I'm thinking it's something I'm eating that's making it worse? I've seen a dr who told me to come in when it was really bad so he could see it better (which somehow never happens during his office hours!) and a dermatologist who said it was eczema  (I've tried every cream and eczema friendly soap etc for 2 years now and I'm thinking that's not it.) 

 

I'm going to try a few suggestions in this post and let you know if anything works.

 

I do tent to stress (understatement!) and eat a bunch of sugary things. I don't really drink more then once every few months so that's not it. 

 

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DMW, Community Member
2/14/10 12:43pm

I have been suffering from a red rash which runs from the corner of my lid crease - near the nose - towards the middle of my brow.  It has been very itchy and red but I have also had puffy eyes and eyelid droop to one eye in particular (not a pretty sight!!).  I have put all this down - with some justification I believe to Botox to my forehead which I had about 3/4 weeks before the whole sorry saga started (which just about coincides with the time it takes for Botox to take affect).  I have used hydrocortisone cream sparingly and only when it's really itchy but the most helpful thing has been anti-histamine tablets which I have been taking everyday.

 

Recently, my eyes have felt very dry and I am using eye drops night and morning.  I am beginning to think that a lot of my problems may be due to blocked tear-ducts, which I suffered from about 20 years ago when using contact-lenses for too long.

 

Because the Botox on my forehead didn't work this time around (I've had it before without any problems) I'm considering the possibility that it seeped down, blocking my tear ducts and creating the other symptoms.  By the way, just because eyes are watery that doesn't mean the tear ducts aren't blocked.  Blocked tear ducts often create watery eyes.

 

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renee10, Community Member
9/ 8/12 9:39pm

It's definitely Botox...I have the same thing. I would never do Botox again. It also gave me a droopy eyelid on one side. 

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SK, Community Member
5/ 9/09 10:21pm

I have similar symptoms - first a small rash with papules appeared under my eyebrow on one eye.  It would recede and re-appear around my menstrual cycle (I'm 48 and peri-menopausal). I went to my dermatologist and first he called it orbital dermatitis and gave me cortisone and anti-biotics.  They didn't help. It spread to other areas of my eyes but not along the rims of the eyelids - usually up near the brow or on the upper eyelid.  I went back and he said it was a form of rosacea and gave me a prescription for metro something cream.  I can't find anyone in the universe with rosacea that has these symptoms, so i am questioning the dermatologist.  The last time it appeared (two weeks ago, I developed two pustules - very acne like - one under my brow and one next to my brow near my temple.  Took forever to go away and left a small mark.  NOW I have a rash on my upper back - it's been itching me for a few weeks but I just noticed the rash tonight. 

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eneida, Community Member
2/26/10 9:00pm

I think you should research Shingles.

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stacy, Community Member
3/27/13 10:15am

I have nearly the exact symptoms. I have been fighting this for four months now...horible. I am 43 and I do wonder if it is hormone related. It started on one eye then moved to the next. I am considering going on a juice fast. If I had to bet money...I would guess that it is probably exacerbated by diet; probably caffine, sugar or yeast. I have been to the doctor...zero help.

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Sandy, Community Member
5/23/09 5:06pm

I started getting small red rashes in my eyebrows, flaking skin in my ears, redness around my nose at 21. I now have a rash on my chin, and always thought i had caught it from my old boyfriend. He told me his father caught it off his mother - even the dog had it. I thought about mange and found out that the demodex mite lives on humans and can cause red bumps/rashes on the nose eyelid, eyebrow, scalp, ears and rest of face. I found a website that sells lotions for this. The condition seems to be well known in china. www.demodexsolutions.com

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tigersfangs, Community Member
7/ 2/09 10:21pm

i had all of those exept for the bump i had got it while i was very young around 7 my mom and dad never got it looked at and being a seven year old i scratched it now im 16 and i have a white spot on the left eye lid. which kinda looks like im wearing make up on one eye lid which kinda pissess me off because ima boy and my parents dident do anything about it. i recomend using dove or aveeno face mosturizer.

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mellowguy, Community Member
8/ 3/09 6:10pm

Does any here with the flakey eyelids wear contact lenses?  i do, and leave them in, i have associated the flakes with improper contact lens care but dont know if it has anything to do with it. i have had it for a few weeks now.

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Itchy, Community Member
8/18/09 11:47pm

Yes i just recently got contacts and it started after the first few months.  I have a dry itchy spot on the outside corner of my eye.  It's not very noticeable but when I touch it or rub it it welts up and itches even more.  I've tried not wearing my usual makeup and the only thing that's new is the fact that I wear contacts now.

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Yklaab, Community Member
9/29/09 9:55pm

Yes, I wear contacts, but I've been wearing them forever.  This red itchy rash stuff is new--in the last month.  I've tried not wearing the contacts and I'm not sure it makes it any better.

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CD, Community Member
1/13/10 6:56pm

Ditto for me, too. Have been to PCP, optometrist and opthamologist in the last several months. A couple of differences for me: it is not too itchy, seems to flair up and recede, but is really unattractive! I was also diagnosed with dry eyes (particularly the left eye) and thought it was something in the eye drops. But it still occurred after I switched to preservative free drops, and even stopped using the drops all-together. I have also noticed a fluctuation in my vision over the last nine months, making it really difficult to read with glasses or contacts or readers; and, it occurs randomly. Not sure they are related, but ...  This is so frustrating!

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CD, Community Member
1/13/10 6:58pm

almost forgot. I wake up in the morning with a bit of sticky discharge, part of which has dried at the edges of my eyes.

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lconrade, Community Member
1/ 2/10 12:18am

 I had the same thing and realized I'd pull my contact out w/ my ring finger and rinse the lens in the palm of my other hand, then use my index finger to pick up the lens after rinsing it but still had the storage solution on my ring finger which I used to lift the lid to apply the lens, so I was getting the storage solution on my eyelid. As soon as I quit this practice the rash got better.

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Pattie, Community Member
1/17/10 9:46pm

I live in Southern Utah and I have the same flakey eyelid and it's sore and red.  Not really a rash, but just red and very tender with a small bump under the eyelid.  I do not wear contacts.  I am female and do wear makeup, but with so many guys on here that have these symtoms I don't feel it's my makeup.  I have been putting a cream on that is called udderly smooth udder cream and it seems to keep the flaking down a little but it isn't going away.  I a middle aged and I feel like it's making me look older because my one (left) eyelid is very red and wrinkled from this thing.  I thought about going to the Dr but not sure which kind to go to, like dermatology or MD.

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mellowguy, Community Member
1/18/10 11:02am

Well that sounds exactly like what i have! And yes it attacked my vanity cause i thought i was looking older from it too!  Its finally almost gone now.  What i did? I used non-comedogenic Cetyaphil lotion on it every day, then i started drinking yerba mate, 3 cups a day, and about the same time my mother gave me some eye drops that her doctor gave her for allergies. She said it would work on my rash so I did the drops for 5 days and it went completely away.  Ever since, it tries to come back sometimes, but i knock it out with some .5percent hydrocortizone cream and keep it moisturized still. Its much better and im so glad.  Don't know what the allergy is respoding to, might be the cat or mold. I'll have to see when the mold comes back if the rash does too.

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Mayra, Community Member
4/17/10 5:33pm

I have the same exact  wrinkley left eye syndrome! What exact allergy eyedrops did your mother give you?

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rdklcollectables, Community Member
8/18/09 11:34pm

it's a fungus and colloidal siler purchased at a health food store will cure in a week or less

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RedeyeBarron, Community Member
8/31/09 2:15am

Do you mean Colloidal Silver??? Can you send a link so i can check out what it looks like.

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rdklcollectables, Community Member
9/ 2/09 1:07am

Yes I do mean "colloidal silver" here's a link

 

http://www.utopiasilver.com/testimonials/eye_infection.htm

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RedeyeBarron, Community Member
9/ 5/09 6:12pm

So many brands to choose from! which is the best or do you recommend?

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rdklcollectables, Community Member
9/ 6/09 12:20am

Well after spending a few hundred on buying it we bought a colloid master machine to make our own. We use it on our skin for all those strange things that pop up, in the garden for fungus and such, on pets when they get scrapes or cut, in the laundry. It was $100.00 a bottle will be $20.00 to $25.00 ask at the health food store which brand to get.

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Aletha, Community Member
1/ 3/11 5:30pm

Be careful with the silver! It seems like it should be harmless - a naturally occurring element; Just don't over-do the doses and make sure you tell your doctor! I've known two people now who have used it too much and are now permanently a terrible, ugly purplish-grey color from head to toe. They look like they're dying from liver cancer, it's terrible. 

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Donna, Community Member
9/29/09 3:33pm

I was beginning to think I was the only one with this problem!  I have been searching and searching the internet and couldn't find anything, thankfully I found this "group".  I have been reading everyone's problems/solutions... did anyone find a diagnosis or more importantly something that makes this go away?  I noticed through reading everyone's posts that the rash seems to be on the left eye (including mine), very strange!!!  I keep wanting to scratch the crap out of it but if I do it only looks worse.  I am 35 with a left (wrinkled) eye that looks 65!  I can't stand it anymore, did anyone find the answer?????

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Deena, Community Member
9/30/09 3:42pm

I completely understand.  I have it on both my eyes. Driving me crazy.  And my eyes look 65 too.  Any help would be great.   Thanks!

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Luckyme777, Community Member
10/30/09 12:56am

Same here.  Both eyes, dry, flakey, but only sore if I rub them to death.  Left eye is looking about 65 years old.  I do wear contacts, but have for years.  I take them out every night.  I was thinking it was just an age thing.  I have had it now for about 1 month.  Never had it before.  UGH!!

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Kina, Community Member
10/20/13 5:13am

I used to wear contacts too when this started (acuvev actually) but had my eyes lazered just after it started and it hasn't gone away, so I'm not sure that it's contacts or improper care of contacts/eyes. I've been w/ out contacts for almost a year and a half now.

 

Just putting this out there so any of you worrying about it being your contacts know. :)

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Anna, Community Member
10/28/09 3:16pm

Please let me know if you find out what this is. I have it too and it is itchy, wrinkly and on both of my eyelids now. It started on just one and was there for a few months and now it is  on both. I will mark this page and let you know if I find anything also. I have not been to the doctor about it. No insurance.

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Donna, Community Member
10/28/09 9:35pm

Anna,

 

Like you I do not have insurance, my resolve will have to come from someone or something other than a doctor or prescription.  Through many hours searching and communicating with others who share similar symptoms, I think for me it may be allergic contact dermatitis (a form of eczema).  I am pretty sure mine is not cancer because it comes and goes a couple times a month.  I googled pictures of this and found most pictures to be very extreme cases and on other different parts of the body (not like mine), however there were a few eyelid pics that looked similar to mine.

 

Being I am without insurance I have been trying to see if there is anything in my diet or environment that triggers the flare ups and I have found that alcohol aggravates my "problem".  Not that I am a big drinker but I do/did enjoy wine occasionally with dinner and a beer sometimes with a game.  Since cutting alcohol out completely my eyelid has been better, not cured, but better in the respect that it doesn't itch as much and it is not as red and irritated (OLD) looking... still get that little "puffy" spot just under my brow bone when it flares up.

 

Wish I could give you an answer, I know it is extremely frustrating to deal with.  Don't know if this was any help to you... sometimes just knowing that you are not the only one on earth with this crazy problem makes you feel just a little better!Laughing  Hang in there!

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Pattie, Community Member
1/17/10 9:57pm

Donna and Anna,

 

I am middle aged and live in Southern Utah.  I have just developed the same thing about a month ago.  It is really flakey, ichy, somewhat swollen, red and sometimes a small bump under the eyelid.  It is on my left eyelid and seems to maybe be going to my right lid.  You are right in that it does make you look like you have a 65 yr old lid, very wrinkly and aged looking.  I never drink and I do not wear contacts.  My sister in law said it happens to her sometimes but goes away and doesn't stay.  Mine seems to be staying.  I do put a cream on the lid called udderly smooth (get it at walmart/jar looks like a cow with black and white spots) and that seems to help a little, but it doesn't go away.  I just wanted to let you know I don't drink and I don't wear contacts.   I am amazed at how many people have this.  It's a new think to me and I hate it!

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Rebecca, Community Member
2/ 5/10 11:52am

I can understand the frustration.  I have been to a dermatologist and an eye doctor.  I have had the problem of itchy eyelids for almost 20 years.  It only gets worse.  I have the wrinkled up eyelids also.  I am not wearing any makeup on my eyes now and I loved eye makeup.  I have tried many creams and nothing takes it away.  Some of the steriod creams work as long as you use them but they are not good to use.  I have an appt. with a new dermatologist in 2 days and I am praying for an answer.

Hang in there.

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wendymcco, Community Member
10/24/10 11:33pm

I have had this same issue for 4 years and have seen a dermatologist, opthomologist, allergist, and general dr and none of them has helped me until my last visit with my dermatologist when I asked him if it could be a reaction to the sun because I have a sensitivity to the sun and will break out in spots and that is when he said that is a symtom of Lupus so I was tested for it and it came back positive.  This doesn't mean I have Lupus but it's a start and now my doctor is looking in another direction and will run different test.  

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brutus, Community Member
4/ 6/10 10:47am

Same symptoms, have had it for over a year (I'm a 51 yr old male).... first

appeared (and is worse) on my right eyelid. The skin gets so dry and itchy

that at times the skin will split. No lotions to this point do anything to relieve

this.

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"E", Community Member
7/25/10 3:13pm

It is aggrivating!!!  I am 22 and it showed up a couple of months ago. I have no idea what is causing it!!  I have it around both my eyes almost up to my eyebrows.  Mine isnt red though.  They are just extremely itchy and flakey and my left eye tends to swell on some days.  It started out as just one little patch on my right eye above the crease and has gotten worse.  Some people are saying it is called Blepharitis but that is not what it is at all!! I read about that and mine isn't like that at all. I have recently gotten a little bump in the crease of my left eye too. I hate this,  when I am at work I feel like I can't open my eyes completely and that I am glaring at everybody.

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xogina, Community Member
10/11/10 5:32pm

I seem to have the same symptoms. Its october now, and I noticed I started to get dry itchy patches of skin on both eyelids last NOVEMBER. So it's almost been a year now =(. It started out as small itchy patches on my eyelids, then after about a month or so my lash line on both lids got very red and swollen, it looked like i was wearing red eyeshadow all the time. After about 4 months of not doing anything I went to my uncle who is a doctor and he perscribed hydrocortizone cream and I used that for about a month and everything was okay for that time. After a month it came back and it was only on my eyelid crease on both eyes. I had droopy wrinkly eyelids all the time for another 3-4 months and so I went back to my uncle and he perscribed fucidin for my eyelids. Now my right eyelid is pretty much completely healed and my left eye was almost there until the last 2 weeks or so i've noticed this very red itchy dry patch of skin under my left eyebrow. It's extremely red and itchy, some days its almost gone completely then the next day it rears its ugly head and come back full force. Maybe its something im eating im not sure? other than that i have no idea what it could be. Does anyone know what will make it go away forever without having to constantly put a cream or gel on it? =( DESPERATE!

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bmiller107, Community Member
1/20/11 12:13pm

I had a similar problem several years ago & it is reoccuring now. A dermatologist prescribed Protopic which is a topical, non-steroidal cream used to treat eczema and it went away in a few days. I have a doctor's appointment next Monday & am hoping I can convince them to prescribe it for me again.

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Paulina, Community Member
4/29/11 2:36pm

I have a 99 cent cure. I have had the same eyelid problem for months. I looked and felt ancient. I spent a lot of money on all kinds of anti fungal , anti bacterial and homeopathic remedies. but nothing worked. My family doctor reommeded I wash my face with Johnson's Baby Shampoo. I was skeptical but went ahead and bought a small 99 cent travel size bottle of the shampoo. I was amazed, It killed the bacterial infection in just a few days. Please let me know if this remedy works for you.

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Realitychic, Community Member
6/28/11 11:27am

I have used baby shampoo for years now to clean my eye makeup off with. I just recently developed this condition and have not stopped using hte baby shampoo. I'm glad it worked for you but I wold not say it is a cure. However it is the best most gentle way to remove eye makeup. I am thinking I got mine from my eye shadow. I bought a new compact of Revlon colorstay eyeshadow (same one I have used for a few years now) and it started. I noticed that after I stopped using that brand and changed brushes it started to get better some. I say this because I love this color, so I started wearing it again this week and my eyes are back to the way the were before I stopped using it. I wonder what they ar eputting in our makeup now days that could be causing this fungus. I heard they used to make eyeshadow out out of bat poo. dont know if that was true or if they still do it if it was. Maybe the companies should start looking into some new technologies.

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Carolyn, Community Member
4/18/13 1:05pm

left eye !! me too !!

 

I have been searching for this for more than 12 months and was thinking I was going crazy. After months of suffering I went on holiday to Spain, hopeful that the sunshine would improve things. It didn't really, so I went along to the pharmacist knowing they are better trained and have greater freedom to advise and prescribe than in the UK and hey presto.

 

I have found a Spanish eye lotion that controls these symptoms perfectly but that UK doctors will not prescribe anything similar.  Use liberally twice a day for 3 days then stop. But it works.

 

It is called OFTALMOLOSA CUSI DE ICOL  by Novatis

active ingredients

chloramfenical or Chloramphenicol 10mg

dexametasona fosfato sodico  0.5mg  or dexamethasone

vaselina or vaseline carrier

 

Dexamethosone is a steroid which is why UK doctors will refuse to advise its use but in desperation they did prescribe an alternative which didn't actually work.

 

 

And for us who don't really want our left eyes looking 65 it cured that too.

For my money that is a whole heap better than the surgery the doctor offered !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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camangie, Community Member
10/11/09 4:26am

I have something similar, I have no Idea what it is I hope its not cancer. Mine Is A bump on my left eyelid. It doesn't necessarily hurt but I can feel that it is heavier than when it was normal. I didn't realize it that I had it until about a month or two ago when I was putting on my makeup it looked different than my other eye. It is a hard bump and lately I have been noticing that my eye is getting more sensitive. I don't know if any of yours were like that if you have any information it would be helpful.

 

Thanks Angie

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camangie, Community Member
10/11/09 4:28am

oh and I don't wear contacts or glasses never have

 

Thanks angie

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poida, Community Member
10/16/09 12:23pm

I have had a very small patch of what you describe under my right eye, its flakey and burns when I wipe the 'dead' skin away. It started just after I began trialling contact lenses, even though I only wear them occasionally it won't go away.

I thought it was dermatitis but moisturiser doesn't fix it. I hope I can find some of this cream someone mentioned, do you think its under a different name in Australia, what's the main ingredient?

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Pattie, Community Member
1/17/10 10:12pm

I have the same thing that started about a month ago and i do not and have never worn contacts.

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mellowguy, Community Member
1/18/10 11:07am

I had a similar condition and it was diagnosed as excema caused by allergies. I have never had problem with allergies before this. I used an eye drop for allergic conjunctivitis and the problem went away immediately. It tries to come back sometimes but i knock it out with .5 percent hydrocort. cream.  That seems to do it. 

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mj668, Community Member
1/21/10 12:52pm

Spoke to a doctor and they advised me not to use hydrocortizone or any steriodals cremes--they thin the skin.

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mellowguy, Community Member
1/27/10 10:25am

sparingly. Skin grows back, and the point of treating excema is to stop sking from overgrowing, so it makes sense.

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mellowguy, Community Member
1/27/10 10:25am

sparingly. Skin grows back, and the point of treating excema is to stop sking from overgrowing, so it makes sense.

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Lara, Community Member
10/16/09 2:41pm

I have this same thing, I was thinking it had to do with the laser treatment I had in my eye, but its similar to the rash i have had on my cheeks for years. it sometimes goes away and then comes back.  it also affects my hairline on my face and now inside my ears.  I thought it was dandruff on my face and used to put dandruff shampoo on my face in the shower. it alleviated it a bit, but just like my dandruf has come back.

 

I'm considering going to the doc about this, I'll update on any diagnosis

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Rosamel, Community Member
10/20/09 11:32am

Above my eyebrow area, appears a puffy-ness, acne liked and itches a lot; Have tried a few things prescribed by doctors, but they keep coming back, especially above the right eye. Right where you would knit the brow; it has a swollen appearance.  It comes over like a butterfly wing, but there is No joining above the nose; just from the start above each eyebrows.  Need help urgently.

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TED, Community Member
10/21/09 11:59am

I have the same condition you are having.  Both, my eye doctor and my family physician prescribed FML (fluorometholone ophthalmic ointment).  Ask your physician for a prescription after he/she assesses your condition.  It is a very little tube (3.5g), but big on results; it clears it up.  Do exactly as prescribed.  By best wishes to you!! Smile

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Daisy, Community Member
11/ 7/09 8:05pm

Hi,

 

In June 2009, I started using Clean and Clear eye make up remover, I noticed after using that my left eye in the corner of the eyelid started flaking and a little red patch. I stopped using it and started using Vaseline to remove my make up. Thinking it would go away.

 

However July, August and September of 09 it started getting bigger and the flaker. I went to the derma in September, she suggested stop wearing eye make up for two weeks and started putting hydrocroszone on it for only 1 week. It worked and went away, but it came back a week or two after using the cream. Not sure why. Still need to go to derma again and ask about it.

 

It might be my shampoo the derma gave me samples to try and I am going to try that next I will let you all know...

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maria, Community Member
11/17/09 7:02pm

i have the same thing and my doctor told me the same thing they think im allergic to make up so i stopped useing make up its still on my face it comes and goes its red and puffy itches and flakes i kind of thought it was the beer or food im eating or mabey face wash but there is nothing new in my diet or what i use on my face....im stumped i need help i dont know what to do im 21 and i look older because my eyes.

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Wendy plush, Community Member
12/28/10 5:40am

EVERYONE HERE:

 

 I've been looking for the source of my allergy for years. I've had a red rash under my nose since I was a teenager and now my chin has a bad rash and my eyes are always puffy. I tried every the soap, every makeup. Even baby soaps..fragrence free..nothing helped. Witch hazel kind of helped but the alcohol dried my skin. I thought maybe it was food..soy or something. I went to a eye Dr...they said you're allergic to something..same with the regular Dr. i saw . I stopped wearing make up and it didn't help. 

 

 The other day I came across people talking about sulfate allergies. Sulfate is a detergent , it's what makes things foam. It's in almost every single beauty product and regular things like laundry soap...it's no wonder nothing helped. I went down to Trader Joe's (Whole Foods has sulfate free stuff too) got their Honey Oatmeal soap...my eye puffyness instanly went down further than I've seen in years and the rash was almost gone. No burning, dryness/flaking. Even my hands look better..i couldn't believe how white they looked instead of red. Eveyone on this board should go out and buy sulfate free soaps..it's worth a try. Good luck!

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RJ, Community Member
12/11/09 4:53pm

Like Sandy (May 23, 2009), my symptoms started with the itching/flaking/redness in the crease on each side of the nose, the eyebrows, the hairline (flaking in the ears as well but no other facial or scalp areas). It only affects me in winter (Winter Facial Dandruff?) and I thought it may be related to the shorter days/lack of sunshine.

 

This winter, though, I am experiencing a dryness, soreness and stiffness of eyelids (primarily the left), with attending crustiness. I do not wear contacts.

 

Has anyone else noticed an increase in symptoms in the Winter months?

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CR, Community Member
12/27/09 2:51pm

Yes, I have noticed that it affects me more so in the winter months as well. At first, i thought it was related to doing more swimming in a pool and was caused by the incresed exposure to chlorine. Same symptoms as everyone else - left eye, redness soreness, dryness and I don't wear contacts.

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Michelle, Community Member
1/10/10 5:50pm

In the past I have had the puffy, red, itchy, flaky (sometimes with slight bumps) eyelids [only] and definitely old and crep-y looking, which has recently cropped up again (winter months.)  I don't wear contacts - never have, so I don't think it relates to contacts.   We are all aware that we may be referring to similar but different symptoms.  What I have is related to females who wear makeup and use facial products.  Shimmery eyeshadows and fragranced skin care products can aggrivate the problem or bring it back on after a season of having been dormant.  And, as one person mentioned, perhaps even shampoo or hair products can affect it. 

 

I am so very sorry to hear of so many people suffering from the same condition - especially those of us women who find it a little un-nerving to have to go without makeup.  It brings out another whole set of emotions aside from the physical symptoms - especially when you are already feeling old.  Cry 

 

It's great that we can all relate to the challenges of such a condition, and I do hope that we can all collectively or privately find a solution to the dilemma.

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David, Community Member
1/19/10 5:30pm

I had something similar. I noticed that my dandruff was getting worse and I didn't really paid attention, it went to the back of my ears first, then to the skin in my actual ears, sometimes I used my nails to removed dead skin during the day from my ears. But I neglect it and didn't do anything about it, I used the regular dandruff shampoos but they didn't work at all. This was for a long time, more than a year, and then I had the problem in my right eyelid, maybe the infection spread there. Then I learned about nizoral shampoo by a doctor at a party. It works really REALLY well; the problem in my ears disappeared almost immediately and my problem in my eyelid is much much better, see my reply below on Jan 19, 2009.

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David, Community Member
1/19/10 5:33pm

I'm sorry , I meant January 19, 2010. There I explain how the combination of Nizoral shampoo and an antifungal cream helped me to keep the problem under control.

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hvncb, Community Member
12/18/09 9:51pm

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I had the same symptom. Began w/ eyes tearing at corner developing into a reddish 'racoon look' around the eyes rash commenced and it just would not go away. I tried many of the solutions from this and other forums including dandruff shampoo, yogurt and calendula oil.  Calendula oil worked for a day or so, then the condition flared up again...ok, here is what worked..

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My girlfriend researched that a cream called 'Magicream' worked for one person which contained certain Asian herbs. We did not use the cream because we did not find it where we live and so she went to Chinatown and initially got four of the five ingredients in an herb shop, just to see. We tried one application and worked well enough to continue the experiment. I went back and got a larger portion and all five herbs this time. It cleared everything up in less than a week. Here is what to get and how to apply:

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Herbs are:

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Chuan Shen

Wubeizi

Zaojiaoci

Kushen

Huangbo

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Ask for “two hand fulls” (an amount you can hold in the palms of your two hands), you boil the mixture in four cups of cold water. As soon as it starts to boil, reduce heat and reduce to one cup. Let it cool and apply over eyes w/ a compress (rag in the mixture, apply over eyes, leave 15 minutes or so…) and that did it for me! First application, you see it working. By the third day it is mostly gone. All disappears by the fifth day. Make sure you do the compresses morning and then again in the evening.

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Most large cities have Chinese herb shops, here is where I got mine. They're really nice people and I am sure they will help you:

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Lou Young Inc.

74A Mott Street

NY, NY 10013

212 334 2448

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JK, Community Member
12/20/09 1:55am

Guys go to the doctor.  You can't self diagnose a rash.  You all might have a different fungus/disease/bacteria/etc.  There is no universal solution for "eyelid rash".

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RM, Community Member
12/26/09 10:07am

My own problem began as a noticable darkening of the upper eyelid near the bridge of the nose which was followed about two weeks later by a puffiness and scaling of the same area.

I went to the eye doctor who has me applying hydrocortisone on the affected area twice a day. My pharmacist warned of using sparingly near the eye. The puffiness is down, the darkness lighter but I have the itchiness still. Mine also is on the left eye. If the symptoms continue I will probably see my physician and get his opinion.

Very strange this many people experiencing nearly the same thing and not a definitive diagnosis.

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mellowguy, Community Member
1/18/10 11:09am

I had it and got a definitive diagnosis.  Excema caused by allergic reaction. I used an allergy eye drop for allergic conjuctivitis and it went away.

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eptgirl, Community Member
1/18/10 6:32pm

I have the same exact thing you do same area and everything.I have had it for about a yr now and just recently started using lamasil.I went to a few doctors each one said it was an allergic reaction to something.I dont believe it though because I have changed everything from shampoo,lotions,soaps and makeup and anything else you could think of.And it doesnt always hurt usually when im taking my makeup off.But anyway I do also think it is odd how noone can tell us what it is.

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mj668, Community Member
1/21/10 1:00pm

 shampoos often have the same ingredients esp. sodium laural sulfate....it is an irritant so do not rule sensitivity to it!

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Paulina, Community Member
4/29/11 2:40pm

I have a 99 cent cure. I have had the same eyelid problem for months. I looked and felt ancient. I spent a lot of money on all kinds of anti fungal , anti bacterial and homeopathic remedies. but nothing worked. My family doctor reommeded I wash my face with Johnson's Baby Shampoo. I was skeptical but went ahead and bought a small 99 cent travel size bottle of the shampoo. I was amazed, It killed the bacterial infection in just a few days. Please let me know if this remedy works for you.

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Houston, Community Member
12/26/09 7:58pm

What's strange is that my husband had a very bad (red) bump in the corner of his eye.  After a week or so he went to the doctor and was give some ointment (said it was a sty)... now, the corner of my eye and upper eyelid has a red rash.  I didn't think sty's were contagious, so now I'm wandering if he was misdiagnoised.  His is better, but not completely gone... so it could be that the ointment is working, or the darn thing is just going away on it's own.  Our eye's don't look alike.  I mean, he has a big red bump in the corner, and mine is a rash.  Very strange.... that we would both get eye problems at the same time.  I'm at a loss...

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redeye, Community Member
1/12/10 8:48pm

I too have recently been dealing with a flaky rash on my left eye lid it is in the corner closer to my tear duct. I have found a picture and a website that has the look of the same thing I have on my eye. After reading it I will be seeing a Dermatologist: Below is the link. Let me know if the picture in the above photo is what you are experiencing

 

http://www.skinrashespictures.com/skin-rashes/eyelids-skin-rash-infection-treatment.html

 

Praying for a cure

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DJ, Community Member
7/ 2/10 2:33pm

The top picture looks just like my rash. Flaky, darkening of the skin. Mine turned into slightly swollen and red (but not like the bottom picture) . I have had the dry flaky eyelids for about 6 months. The red inflamed started about a month ago. Searched everywhere on the internet and can't find anyone who says that they have cured this.

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DJ, Community Member
7/13/10 9:54am

Just went to a derm. Couldn't give me a diagnosis. She put me on antibiotics. Been on them for about a week so far. No results. I go back in two more weeks, she wants to take a biopsy and try cortisone. But I have read that it helps a little temporarily but doesn't fix the problem. I feel depressed and stuck. All this technology, all this medicine, why can't we cure this? Or at least diagnose it?

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Shilohbloo, Community Member
1/18/10 5:46pm

I just checked the internet for swollen bumpy eyelids, of which I am suffering at the moment.  The thing that seems to consistently match with each search is Rosacea. 

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David, Community Member
1/19/10 5:07pm

THIS WORKED FOR ME:

I started with two little white dots/bumps on my right eyelid, about 7 months ago, they were itchy and I treated with neosporin as recommended by a doctor, but they didn't go away. Later, my eyelid became itchy and developed into rash (about 4 months ago) and then it was really bad, my skin even broken, very similar to what you see in athlete's foot disease. I was almost desperate. During a party on December 12, 2009, I saw a doctor, which is a friend of a friend, and she recommended me to use Nizoral shampoo to wash my eyelid once a day. This shampoo contains ketoconazole, a synthetic antifungal drug (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketoconazole). I followed this advise and what I actually did was: Remember that the doctor recommended the use of the shampoo alone, I did the rest on my own.

I treated both eyes always just in case. 1) I washed my eyelids with this shampoo twice a day (morning and night) leaving the shampoo on my eyes for at least one minute. I was always careful not to get shampoo inside my eyes, 2) Dried my eyes with clean paper towel (I didn't use regular towels to prevent spread of infection), then 3) I applied just a little bit of an antifungal cream 5-6 times a day (I bough a countertop cream in Walmart), I usually washed my eyes again with antibacterial soup at midday.

By this time I took Christmas vacations and went to NY for 2 weeks, I keep the treatment all the time and the symptoms disappeared completely, but I still keep treating my eyes even at my return. When I got home, maybe two days later, the symptoms returned. Now the big questions re-surfaced, I don't know if it is because of the water in the city, my dog, or most likely, STRESS from my work. A doctor told me that fungus attacks skins when immune system goes down, and one of the reasons is stress. I'm still washing with the shampoo alone twice a day, I don't apply the antifungal cream since I don't want to risk my retina by over use of the cream, and the symptoms are not as bad as before, the skin is dry, it itches sometimes but my eyelid is not red or the skin is not open as before, I will probably have to wait until a finish graduate school (great source of stress) and change jobs in about 5 months to see if that resolves the problem completely. If not, I will probably have to move to New York.

Hope this helps to other people.

David

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marci, Community Member
2/ 3/10 12:00pm

I have the "rash" too.

A couple of years ago my eye doc gave me a scrip for Tobradex.

It works well. Doesn't heal it, but keeps it calm.

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Frank, Community Member
2/ 8/10 6:23pm

I just started getting this annoying "Rash/discharge" on my right eye lid/inside part of my eye (Where is meets the nose) back in December.  My  left weye is fine.  I'm a guy so I don't wear makeup; I had Lasik back in 2002 so I don't wear contact lenses.  My kids have given me pink eye a couple of times.  My eye doctor diagnosed conjunctivitus and prescribed some drops and Tobradex.  It went away right away; but when I stopped using the Tobradex - it came right back.  So I started using it again - and it goes away almost over night.  But then when I stop using it - it comes right back.

So... what's the deal - get a life long supply of Tobradex?  Or switch to Utopia Silver?  Or cut my eye out?  Thanks!
Frank

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E, Community Member
2/20/10 6:55am

Wow

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Dona, Community Member
3/12/10 11:18am

Glad to find this group!  I have the same thing....has been an ongoing problem for 3 years.  I am 60 years old, live in Ohio, do not drink, smoke or wear contacts.

My eyelids would sometimes get so dry & flaky, that they would crack & be extremely painful.  The first time, it lasted for almost a year.  My doctor told me it was just "dry skin" and to put cream on it.  Well...that only aggravated it!  Then I read somewhere to use steroid cream on it.  I got some OTC & it did help...but I have to be extremely careful not to get any in my eye (which is difficult, and I can't use it all the time as it will eventually irritate my eyelids if I use to much.  It went away for about a year & now it's back again.  I HATE this!  It makes my eyes itchy, & red & wrinkley, and my eyelids feel very puffy & heavy all the time.  I've eliminated makeup which didn't help at all. It is now gravitating to the outsides of my eyes & under as well as my entire eyelids.

I wish I could find some answers.  :-(

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Dona, Community Member
3/12/10 11:19am

Glad to find this group!  I have the same thing....has been an ongoing problem for 3 years.  I am 60 years old, live in Ohio, do not drink, smoke or wear contacts.

My eyelids would sometimes get so dry & flaky, that they would crack & be extremely painful.  The first time, it lasted for almost a year.  My doctor told me it was just "dry skin" and to put cream on it.  Well...that only aggravated it!  Then I read somewhere to use steroid cream on it.  I got some OTC & it did help...but I have to be extremely careful not to get any in my eye (which is difficult, and I can't use it all the time as it will eventually irritate my eyelids if I use to much.  It went away for about a year & now it's back again.  I HATE this!  It makes my eyes itchy, & red & wrinkley, and my eyelids feel very puffy & heavy all the time.  I've eliminated makeup which didn't help at all. It is now gravitating to the outsides of my eyes & under as well as my entire eyelids.

I wish I could find some answers.  :-(

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shawna522, Community Member
3/12/11 8:24pm

I have had the same problem for the past 5 years!! Have seen allergists, dermatologists and eye doctors, and they either don't have an answer or refer me to someone else. It is frustrationg not to mention exspensive! I have tried almost every eye drop, cream and even anitibiotic ointments and pills, and nothing has cured this!! They only time it began to clear up was when I was sick with something else, and was on an antibiotic and a sterioid. It gave me relief while I was taking the meds, but came right back, and no doctor wants me to take steroids and antibiotics long term. I was diagnosed with Blepharitis, but it is not just the rim of the eyes. It is on both eyes, and covers my entire eye lids and inner and outer corners of my eyes. At this point is is scabbing and looks like a bad burn. It stings, itches, ooozes, and swells! Every morning my eyelids are "glued" shut. I wash them with baby shampoo because it unglues the eyes, is gentle to the eyes, and gives me the peace of mind that they are getting cleaned. While the baby shampoo helps in the morning....it also removes the flakes and scabs. My instruction sheet from the hospital on how to treat belepharitis says to do this and to "remove the scales daily". That completely defeats the purpose of healing. In order for the sores to heal, they need to scab, but it is necessary to wash the eyes to open them in the morning, which removes the scabs and then the process repeats itself. I don't understand why a doctor would say to "remove the scabs", how are they going to heal!? Arent they just going to scar?! This has affected my life in soooo many ways! I constantly have ppl asking me whats wrong, have gotten some of the rudest comments, and have missed work due to the swelling,oozing and bleeding. Because of the open sores, I even developed a serious staph infection 2 weeks ago. This is rediculous! How can so many of us have the problem, and no one has a cure?!

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Gail Lutey, Community Member
4/ 4/10 2:42pm

I have the same problem.  I'm just under 60, live in Michigan, wear contact lenses and only use makeup on occasion.  The problem seems to start in one eye and then travel to the other and affects the upper eyelid and under the eye making the skin puffy and dry, itchy and red.  You get that crepey, wrinkled affect that makes you look years old and unattractive. 

 

I tried putting on vaseline to keep it moisturized but that doesn't make it go away.  I am now using bactrin an anti-bacterial cream OTC that you use on burns and skin irritations and it seems a little better.  It tends to flare up and last for several days and sometimes the skin seems to peel after a flare up.  Lots of different creams are suggested and recommended in this post - hope some work!

 

My mother was recently diagnosed with skin lupus (85, lives in Florida) and I'm thinking this could be a symptom and it probably runs in the family.

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DJ, Community Member
7/13/10 10:58am

Could you let us know if you find anything that works?

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shawna522, Community Member
3/12/11 8:40pm

I to was using vaseline and antibiotic ointment, but I developed a serious staph infection and when I told the doctor what I was using, he basically told me I could have given myself the staph infection by using the vaseline and antibiotic ointment, because they can both be a breeding ground for bacteria. I don't know....to me it made sense! I have cuts on my eyes, dont want an infection so use antibiotic ointment---apparently not doctor reccomended, but at this point no doctor has anything GOOD to reccomend!

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jennmillennium, Community Member
5/ 1/10 3:07pm

Its called Blepheritis and unfortunately once you've had it, you will have it again. This link is for a very interesting and informative description and what do you can do to get rid of this breakout of it (without having to go to the dr).

http://www.agingeye.net/otheragingeye/blepharitis.php

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misskris, Community Member
5/ 3/10 10:44am

I just think this is SO crazy that there are so many people that have this.  Here's what I think it is, at least based on my own experience.  Yeast overgrowth.  

 

Back in 2006 - I was put on antibiotics 4 different times, plus had a couple of other things that basically trashed my immune system.  By the spring of 07 - I had the rash on my eyelid, all over my hands, was allergic to my wedding ring, and a couple of other places.  The interesting thing was, everywhere I developed the rash were all places that I had had a brief allergic reactions in years past.  I tried hydrocortizone plus several prescription cremes - but nothing worked long-term.  I finally had a doctor diagnose me with yeast overgrowth and the yeast was attacking areas of "weakness" in my skin where I had previous problems.  I was basically hyper-allergic to everything, including things I had used for years.  I was allergic to wheat, milk, and sugar.  Anything that was anti-bacterial.  Normal soaps, shampoos, etc.  

 

I went on an anti-yeast diet - basically cutting out sugar and anything that would "feed" the yeast, plus took some natural anti-fungals.  Then I used extra virgin, organic coconut oil (a natural anti-fungal) on my skin, including my eyelid.  I started using completely natural soaps, shampoos, etc. to give my skin a break.  Worked like a charm.  Eyelid rash cleared up fairly quickly, and the rest - in about 3 months, everything completely went away.  I didn't even have migraines for 6 months following this regimen.  It was not easy- in fact, things got worse before they got better.  The die-off symptoms of the yeast were horrible.  I had sores and rashes all over for the first couple of weeks as my body was trying to get rid of the yeast.  But I attacked it pretty aggressively.  There can be more gentle approaches where the die-off symptoms aren't so bad.

 

I slowly started adding regular foods back in and didn't have the same problems. I've only started having the problem again in the past couple of months with added stress, poor eating and a new baby.  So I'm gearing up again for removing the sugar and starting the coconut oil again.  I'm sure this isn't exactly what everyone else is experiencing, but hopefully this will help someone.  

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Alissa, Community Member
5/ 5/10 2:54am

I am 21 and have chronic GPC (giant papillary conjuctivitis), even though I only wore contacts for about 2 1/2 years and haven't in about 4 years now. It generally stays subdued, although sometimes if my eyes getting rubbed while sleeping or something it will spring up and I have to use steriod drops (which aren't the best thing for you, and I don't like to do)

SO I am not sure if this dry red itchy spot above my right eyelid is from this condition, or if it is from something else. It has only been about a week and a 1/2 so I guess I'll wait it out and see... I kind of want to use the steriod drop to see if that helps, but I don't understand how something underneath my actual eyelid would affect the skin about the eyelid.

 

Really annoying, to say the least.

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Paulina, Community Member
4/29/11 2:42pm

I have a 99 cent cure. I have had the same eyelid problem for months. I looked and felt ancient. I spent a lot of money on all kinds of anti fungal , anti bacterial and homeopathic remedies. but nothing worked. My family doctor reommeded I wash my face with Johnson's Baby Shampoo. I was skeptical but went ahead and bought a small 99 cent travel size bottle of the shampoo. I was amazed, It killed the bacterial infection in just a few days. Please let me know if this remedy works for you.

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Blondieishot, Community Member
7/30/10 4:18pm

I have the same eye problem in the summers. I live in North Dakota. I believe it is yeast, from the inside out. But if you take Azo for a while it will probably clear up. Also, vaginal yeast cream (very thin layer because the lid is so thin) for a couple days and see if it gets better. If it is continue use and 4-7 days it will clear up and take azo every day and it will probably stay away. Change your diet is the best thing, though, less white breads, yeasty foods like that. I am no doctor or dietician or anything, I just under your frustration and the doctors saying it's alllergies, or other crap, when  nothing helps. Give this a try if you feel it sounds like a good idea. and please post back to let me know if it works for you too, ok?

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melanie1234, Community Member
8/11/10 4:19pm

Im about to rip my eyes off. this is so fricken annoying. its making my eyes look like old people. and ive been using scotch tape to pull the flaky skin off. it works for the most part but it still flakes and still is sore and i cant wear make up because the flakes make it look horrible. im going to try the azo and the cream. i feel weird that my eye is like a vagina now but thats okay, whatever makes it go away. I'll let you know if it works. Wish me luck!

 

- girl who has the most annoying flaky eye lids in the world, Melanie.

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Laura, Community Member
9/ 7/10 6:41pm

I have had this for years and drives me crazy.  Fortunately it comes and goes. I get it when I have been too liberal with creams around my eyes - it would stay forever but I use a mild hydrocortisone cream and it goes after a day or two.

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Lindsay, Community Member
8/15/10 4:30am

Go to the doctor.  My new young doctor took one look at my eyelids (I also had a patch on the back of my neck that countless doctors told me was excema and it is fungal) and said thats fungus.  My ears tend to weep too and I have it in there too.

 

However, I have had the eye problem for 20 years and nothing has worked until my doctor gave me a cream to use.  I would be so leary of using over the counter anti-fungal creams they are too strong to use around the eye area.

 

I have used a myriad of creams and even cortisone which did give me relief from the symptoms but one can only take them for a short period of time, at least my doctor only wanted to have me do a short regimen.

 

Killing off the yeast is really important.  Dietary changes to starve the fungus/yeast from sugar is one of the best ways to keep the fungus at bay.  And it is a much healthier way to live anyway.

 

Hope this helps a bit.

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jet2de, Community Member
9/22/10 11:06am

When you say your ears are weepy, what exactly do you mean?  I have been diagnosed with blepharitis, I have been to COUNTLESS Dr.s , dermatologist and ophthalmologist. I have had all the drops and steroid creams in abundance. No long term help Ophthalmologist have said it is not fungal, but they have been mostly looking at my corneas. Also Rosacea has been diagnosed for my lids. Recently my ears have felt "funny" like there is water in them , like after swimming. I had some of the bumps on my face get infected, probably from my picking at them. My GP gave me antibiotic which cleared it up, but I got a yeast infection. My ears had already felt funny, but it made me wonder after all these years of non-effective treatment, maybe I had a misdiagnose , and fungus  was causing my symptoms. The bumps sound very similar to many here.

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Suzan B, Community Member
9/24/11 7:27pm

Glad to see I am not the only one that is dealing with this. I have the red itchy puffy eyelids and my left ear weeps inside as you put it then it crusts over like a scab. Not very pleasant at all. The itchiness in both my ears and eyes is driving crazy. I am going to try AZO and taking acidophyllis to see if I can get a handle at the yeast. Will work on taking sugar and breads out of my diet. But my stress level is at an all time high and don't see much help with that.

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wiscsj, Community Member
10/25/10 4:11pm

 

I had a similar rash on my eyelids - dry, flaky, itchy. It started on one eyelid and then it moved to the other. I stopped wearing eyeshadow, thinking I had developed an allergy, or the eyeshadow had gotten tainted. I tried Neosporin and A & D Ointment - neither did anything but help reduce the itching. When the rash started to move to my under eye area I looked for a solution and found the answer in this string of comments -- someone had posted that Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil would work - and it does!! Not only does it remove the waterproof mascara that I wear because I wear contacts, it makes your skin SO soft! And it cleared up the rash... here's what I did:

 

 -- melt some in a little plastic Solo bathroom cup in a sink of hot water (it melts very quickly - the oil doesn't get hot). Wet face with warm wet washcloth. Pour a small amount of the coconut oil into your hand and rub over skin, including the eyelids. Wash with the warm wet washcloth. Dip fingertip into the melted oil and rub a bit on the eyelids (just a thin film). Do this twice a day -- my rash cleared up within a week and a half. I am still using this washing regimen every day. I put a thin film of oil on my eyelids and just beneath my eyes and let it sit a couple of minutes and then I wipe my lids with dry fingers to remove the excess oil before I put on my makeup (and YES!!! I can once again wear eyeshadow!!!).

 

I hope this helps someone! Thanks to the person who suggested the coconut oil first!

 

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sue, Community Member
11/ 3/10 6:46pm

can you tell me where to get this coconut oil?

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misskris, Community Member
11/14/10 2:23pm

Yay!  I am so glad the coconut oil helped! :)  It is amazing stuff.  It works really well on scars too.

 

To the person who was asking- you can get coconut oil at any health food store.  I get mine from Whole Foods.  You can also order from online too.  Just make sure it's organic, extra-virgin - to make sure it's as pure as possible for your eyelids.

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Liz, Community Member
11/15/10 3:27pm

I experienced a similar rash.  My dermatologist diagnosed "contact dermatitis", which was not a big help; it's such a generic response.  She did say that many people react to nailpolish this way.  Even if you have used for years, you can develop an allergy to it.  I checked some sites on line and actually found places that put nailpolish on the possible culprit list.  She prescribed a hydrocortisone cream to alleviated the symptoms, which it did.  I stopped wearing nailpolish and the rash went away.  For special occasions I'll put it on to test the waters, and, sure enough, within a couple of days I have the rash again.  New polish formulas that are formaldehyde and toulene free, though, have not caused the rash to return.

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sonnymoon, Community Member
11/28/10 12:42am

I just had a bout of red, itchy eyelids, with a little swelling. After a carefully controlled experiment using myself as the test subject, I determined the cause to be the soap and lotion I was using. I had had something similar about 8 years ago, it went away eventually, don't remember why. However, it returned about a month ago.

 

My hypothesis developed after not having had a shower at home for a couple of days, with my eyelids subsequently improving slightly. But it flared back up after returning home. Thus, the first experiment was to not take a shower for a couple of days while at home. Symptoms improved. Then I took a shower as usual, symptoms returned. I then took a shower without using any soap or shampoo. Symptoms improved. Then, my next shower only used shampoo, symptoms continued to improve. The following shower I used my soap, symptoms returned.

We had recently purchased a new bottle of Dove liquid soap ("body wash"). I read the ingredients, the only ingredient that caught my eye (no pun intended) was "contains either XX OR sunflower seed oil". I'm allergic to pumpkin seeds (pepitas) so I'm guessing that is the culprit.

 

I thought I had solved the problem, went a week and symptoms kept improving, until I was putting lotion on my son after his bath. I decided to use some excess on my face. My eyelid skin was still dry and cracking after all, I thought a little lotion could only help. Next morning, red, itchy slightly swollen eyelids returned. Checked the lotion bottle - St. Ives (hypoallergenic!), and sure enough there was the ingredient: sunflower seed oil.

 

Now it has been another week, and the symptoms are essentially gone - eyelids have largely recovered.

 

Turns out, sunflower seed oil is used in many skin products (Burts Bees, St. Ives, Dove body wash,...). So if you have red itchy eyelids and you suspect an allergy, check your soap, lotion, etc. Note, they change their formulas - I had been using Dove products for years, but the sunflower seed oil in the body wash I think is relatively new (last year or so?), or at least it appears from the way the ingredients list is written, that not every batch is made with sunflower seed oil. So, just because you've been using the same type for years, it may not always or still be the same.

 

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amitz4u, Community Member
12/15/10 3:02am

Hi everybody ,

                     I read all the cases and some are similar to what I am suffering. My eyelids always with dead skin coming out. Doctor gave me a tube which whenever I applied gives a burning sensation but doesnt helps much. Recently I tried Lakme Fruit Moisture -Skin Renewal Night Cream and surprisinlgy the dead skin on my eyelids  dissappeared in seconds and came back to normal soft texture. I dont know whether its the right solution but it amazingly works for more than 24 hrs sometimes.Especially when you are going for a party you cant go there with those weird eyelids coz everyone notices them. I wish this could help some of you as well.

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Deanamarie77, Community Member
12/23/10 8:13pm

Hello all,

 

I am so glad I found this.  I have had problems for almost two weeks.  I went to urgent care and the 12 year old doctor I had said it was an allergic reaction, hives or stress.  I started getting a rash under one eye, then it spread to both eyebrows, then both cheeks, then my chin area.  It looked like someone threw acid on me.  Now it is mostly going from one eye to the other and my chin.  I thought it was clearing up but it is not.  Right now I am trying a yogurt and oatmeal mask but I don't believe it is doing anything.

 

I was also given a high dose of Benydryl, antibiotics and a cream.  The cream, whatever it is makes my skin burn.  Actually anything makes my skin burn since it is basically exposed skin.  I really don't want to work out since sweating makes me hurt from the salty sweat.  I have been eating terrible lately (depressed from the way I look).  I also believe I have aged.  I keep telling my family but they think I am crazy.

 

I read everyone's reviews and I have made a list of what I am going to go out and buy today to see what will work...

 

Nizoral Shampoo

Cetyaphil Lotion

Yerba Mate Tea

Orgatic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

And double does of B vitamins!

 

Also if I can find one, I am going to an Asian market.  Sometimes they can just look at you and recommend something to fix your problem.  I wrote down everything that guy said and if those other things don't work, I am doing to order that stuff on line.  I am also going to make an effort to cut out yeast and sugar.  I have been eating it like it is going out of style.

 

Like all of you I had changed nothing.  I had Lasik 5 years ago.  I thought maybe it was my dog because I had just got him groomed when the symptoms came on.  I am on vacation now and I really don't want anyone to see me.  I will let everyone know how this stuff works!

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Deanamarie77, Community Member
12/26/10 2:02pm

I promised I would report back.  Well what I am doing is working, thank you Lord! I know it has only been three days but this is the best my face has looked in over two weeks.  Sooo....

 

I have been washing my face in the morning and even with Nizoral Shampoo.  I got this at Target for about $14.  I am sure you can find it at other places but it was right before Christmas and Target was the closest place I had.  I found it in the area where they sell dandruff stuff.  It is dandruff shampoo.  Make sure not to get it in your eyes.  The first few times it did burn and I could not use it more than 30 seconds.  Then I got up to a minute.  So 2x a day leaving it on a minute.

 

Then I got Virgin Coconut Oil.  I bought this at a health food store.  It comes in a rather large opaque canister for about $12.  I tried to get it at Trader Joes but they do NOT sell it there.  I know the person who listed it first said just morning and night, but I have been putting it on about 4-5 times a day.  My face was so dry and scaley that it needed it.  Plus coconut oil has anti-microbial properties that I thought the more the better.  Also if you are worrying that using this is going to cause you acne, do not fear.  It actually cures acne.  I have been reading up on the wonders of Coconut oil and it is one of the Super Foods.  I am going to start adding it to my diet.  A great website I found is :http://www.coconut-connections.com/skin_care.htm

 

In addition I got a yeast cleanse.  I bought it at the same health food store. I think it was about $9.  The brand is Solaray.  You take 6 capsules a day.  It is a 15 day cleanse.

 

The other supplements I am taking are as follows.

 

Nature Made Super B-Complex (I think I bought this at Target)  I am taking about 4-6 of these a day.  I figure my body is lacking something and the B vitamins are super vitamins.

 

I am taking one Omega 3 vitamin a day.  I am thinking of upping that to two a day though.

 

I am taking Acidophilus.  I am taking about 3-4 of this a day.  Some of you might wonder why so many of these.  Well, this might be a yeast problem on the skin and in the body.  Acidophilus is a digestive aid.

 

I also take a multi-vitamin.

 

My mother-in-law has been researching my (our) problem and she suggested that I take licorice root, digestive enzymes, trace minerals and eat steal oats.  She said in addition to yeast it could be auto-immune.  Since none of us really know, and neither do the doctors, it can't hurt.  I don't want to venture out yet because of holiday traffic but I am going to pick this stuff up on Monday.

 

I hope this helps.  I am not saying my face is back to normal 100%, but it has greatly improved.  I don't plan on using the shampoo face wash forever, because I don't think it will be good.  I plan on switching to Cetyaphil and using the shampoo maybe once a week.  It just depends how my progress goes.  Right now I still have some skin shedding so I need to do a scrub.  I read on another forum how people with the same problem were doing a face mask with Pepto Bismal.  I think I might give that a try. 

 

I hope my attempts help you.  If anyone else has more suggestions, please let me know.  I will keep you posted good or bad.  Oh and prayers work too!  God bless.

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Tamela, Community Member
12/26/10 3:51pm

Wow. So many of us.

 

Okay, here's my theory. About a year ago, I got my eyebrows waxed. Ever since then under my right eyebrow has been itchy and flakey. Not really concerning, just annoying.

 

Well... i began using my fingers instead of a foam applicator to apply my eyeshadow and now it's on my left eyelid. (the area I applied my shadow to directly after the originally affected area.)

 

it's worse on this left eyelid because of the crease. I assume it is a fungus. Athlete's foot cream  has brought the most relief but it does specifically say NOT to use it near the eyes.

 

Some of you  have mentioned similar places under wedding rings and such. This prompted me to remember that I was not able to wear my original wedding ring 21 years ago after moisture caused a rash. This rash will reappear every time the area retains moisture.

 

*sigh* Guess I'll have to go to the doctor after all. I backed out of one appointment already since I didn't want to go in and say... "my eyelid itches". Seems silly... but it's really not.

 

Good luck ya'll. I'll report back if I find something better than Lamasil.

 

 

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Andi, Community Member
12/26/10 9:45pm

I'm welcoming myself to the club...just noticed this condition last week. I plan to print everyone's response and show this to my doc as well as a friend who runs a big health org in Delaware. The medical community needs to know how common this is!

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Deanamarie77, Community Member
12/26/10 9:54pm

Tamela,

 

It is funny that you said you thought it was your eyebrow waxing.  Right before I got this I got my eyebrows "threaded" at the mall.  I think it was either that or a massage I got.  They are the only two things that were out of the ordinary that happened the days leading up to my outbreak.

 

All I can say is coconut oil.  It has been a Godsend to me.  You can put it anywhere, even around the eyes.  I hope your condition gets better soon.  It is horrible to have something that seems to have no name and no clue!

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Tamela, Community Member
12/26/10 10:26pm

So Coconut oil helps the itching... but doesn't cure it, right? I may be selfish but I want a CURE!.

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Deanamarie77, Community Member
12/26/10 11:33pm

I am washing my face with the dandruff shampoo and using the coconut oil.  Along with taking a bunch of vitamins also, I believe the first two have really cleared it up.  I still have some flaking, but I think it is from the first couple of episodes.  I haven't had a "flare up" in 5 days.  So I think it does help get rid of the problem, but I think whatever we have-we have.  I have researched this for days and I think we all contracted something that is in our system and we will have flare ups for the rest of our lives.  I think once we find out how to control them we will have to continue with it for the rest of our lives.  I know that sounds terrible-I cried a lot a few days ago when I first started researching and saw that people had this for years.  But I really am starting to believe it can be controlled.  I hope it is not just wishful thinking.

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Carolyn N, Community Member
12/27/10 3:49pm

I am new to the forum and have most of the symptoms described here. I noticed dryness and excessive wrinkling on my eyelids and thought it might be rosacea, which I have on my face. Like a dummy, I used the azelex cream that I have for the rosacea on my eyelids, just once. The problem got worse, so I never did it again. That was 6 weeks ago, so I can't blame the azelex any longer. I read the ingredients on my newest shampoo; which I got about 6 weeks ago, and lo & behold, it contains sunflower seed oil.Many of you here have attributed the eyelid issue to it. I am going to the health food store tonight to get both a new shampoo as well as coconut oil. I'll gladly be a test case and will report back as to  how I make out with these treatments. If there is no relief, I'll try the Nizoral shampoo next. It's a long wait to get into either the dermatologist or opthamologist, so I'll try anything!
Carolyn N.

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Linda, Community Member
1/ 5/11 5:08pm

   I've been getting red, itchy, sore, and flakey eyelids off and on since I was a teenager.  It is usually aggravated by eye shadows.  I haven't had a bad case in a very long time, but for the past several weeks, I've had it bad but only on my left eyelid.  I've tried everything I could think of and nothing seemed to work!  In fact, most creams, vitamin E, etc. only made the condition worse. But one day it just came to me that maybe it was an allergy causing the problem.  I started take one 24 hour Claritin a day for the past 5 days and  thge "rash" seems to be going away.  My eyelid is still slightly red, but it is no longer sore or flaking.  I will continue to take the Claritin until the redness is gone.  I will then stop taking it and hope that it doesn't come back.  I hope this helps others with the same problem.  It is very frustrating to deal with and is very unsightly to look at!  You can't hide behind sunglasses forever!!!!!!!    

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Carolyn N, Community Member
1/10/11 11:19am

So they took me at the ophthamologist within a couple of days, and immediately diagnosed me with "Ocular Rosacea". I guess it's no surprise since I do have roasacea on my face. I am on ophthalmic antibiotic for about a week now with no noticeable improvement. I have done quite a bit of research on ocular rosacea and will now make an appointment with a dermatologist. Several websites, including one linked to my dermatologists website all indicate that a large part of the rosacea problem, and specifically ocular, is the pH of your body. It's best kept slightly alkaline. There are many foods that promote alkalinity, as well as alkaline water. All websites highly recommend excellent hydration. I did switch shampoos to elimitate the sunflower seed oil, and I'm using coconut oil above and below my eyes to soothe the burning. I will update again after the dermatologist visit and in the meantime will focus on alkaline foods, lots of water; both of which are just healthy things to do anyway.

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Mr. green, Community Member
1/ 1/11 1:08am

WOW Is right!! Got my eyebrows waxed before thanksgiving ( im a guy that never does this!!) well i did this to please the wife. after a wek it seemed to heal but came back two weeks after the waxing and has gotten worse since.

 

Using Coconut oil to releave the itchinesss. Works great and i can blink again!!

 

Waxing is probly my catch!! Dont know where else it came from!!!

 

Thanks for all the Great info! lets find a cure!

 

VK in Colorado

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Tamela, Community Member
1/ 1/11 2:07pm

Interesting. I definitely want to know how many people got it from waxing.

 

Okay. So with the holidays I still haven't been able to see a doctor but I can tell you that the Lamasil is working. I try to apply it at least three times a day even if it's not itching at the moment. Since many of you have reported that it may be linked to allergies I also began applying generic allergy eyedrops at least once or twice a day. This combination is having a terrific effect. (please note that the Lamasil says NOT to apply in the eye area... just letting you know in case you try it)

 

For now my eyelid is itching maybe once a day and it is mild. Before it was itching many times a day to the point that my eyes watered and I couldn't watch tv or drive or look at a computer screen very well.

 

I am approaching this (for now) the same way I would ringworm (the only fungus I have any experience with). The last time I had ringworm I had to apply both Lamasil AND Tenactin. (read the labels until you find TWO different active ingredients) For the ringworm I had to apply one and then the other several times a day.

 

I did do some research on antifungus eye medications and they do exist. Just not over the counter. If my symptoms get worse I plan to visit a doctor and ask for a perscription for one of them.

 

Good luck all, Let me know if you try my combo and get any results.

 

 

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Victoria428, Community Member
1/ 8/11 1:33pm

I am 16 and I started developing a rough red patch of skin on my upper left eyelid about 2 weeks ago.  At first I thought it was just dry skin and I continued using my daily face moisturizer, but it hasn't changed anything. Once, I tried Neosporin, but it burned so bad I had to wipe it off in less than 30 seconds. My eyelid is now drooping so that it is noticeably lower than my right eyelid, and it looks awful. The rash has gotten bigger and now covers almost my entire eyelid. I don't wear eyeshadow, just mascara and sometimes eyeliner but I've  been using the same stuff since I started wearing makeup. I don't wear contacts, but I occasionally wear glasses.  I've had dry eyes for years but it's never affected my skin.  I really want to know what this is!

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bri : ), Community Member
1/ 9/11 9:47pm

Hi, i have had the same thing for about a month and a half. I had tried a lot of different things but nothing worked. Finally, i got some Up & Up (which is the Target brand) Anti-Itch Cream Maximum Strength. I have been using it for about a week and my eye rash is almost gone. I put it on every morning and night, the first time I put it on was right before i went to bed and in the morning I could already notice a difference. I hope this helps.

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Jamie, Community Member
1/20/11 1:19pm

Mine started last summer --- not long after swimming at a local lake where I had repeatedly rubbed my eyes after touching the rope that sections off the swimming area --- which was covered in VERY slimy nastiness. (I didn't put this together until after the fact, unfortunately). I can only imagine what kind of funk this thing picks up.

Anyway, I developed this weird rash on my eyes just a few days after: very dry layer on my eyelids and under my eyes that itches and flakes--in a recurring pattern. It is the worst in the crease of my eyelids. It has aged my eyelids---they're kind of wrinkly and droopy---one more than the other. And I'm only 36. What I eat seems to affect it. I definitely believe it is fungal.

My first thought was that it was an allergic reaction to something. I was tested at allergy Dr. for lots of things and was found to be allergic to nickel. So I stopped wearing eye makeup. But now, I don't believe this is the problem --- the rash does NOT go away when I quit using ALL makeup.

My diet does seem to play a role --- which again points to the belief that this thing is fungal---it's either being fed or starved.

I talked my Dr. into giving me an anti-fungal medication---so now I'm using clotrimazole topical cream 2x a day. It seems to help, but I'm concerned about what kind of harsh chemicals I'm putting on such a thin/sensitive layer of skin. Plus, itsays right on the tube, "NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC USE". GREAT! 

But from all the information I've gathered---fungal infections are monsters to get rid of. I don't even know if it's possible once you've gotten it.

I've learned that Drs. (for the most part) are unaware of the role fungal infections play in the health of human beings --- which turns out to be MAJOR! They're knowledgeable of the diseases, the symptoms and medications --- and sadly---HOW in the world can you truly diagnose and TREAT a problem when you are not knowledgeable of the CAUSE!

Thankfully we at least have the trials of one another to provide SOME direction. Every problem mentioned here is probably not fungal, but I would say that long lasting, flaky, itchy rashes that are not responding to switching or eliminating products are probably fungal.

One step I will def be taking is the prescription of regular sunlight. Even though it's cold out now, I hope to sit in the sun for at least 30 min. a day every day. I'm also going to get more educated on fungi to see what they do and do not like.

I hope to find some helpful things out for all of us. Keep us posted on what you find out too.

 

:) Jamie

 

 

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Dona Eaton, Community Member
1/25/11 10:44pm

LaughingHi there,

I got onto this site yesterday, because I too awoke to find my eyelids red, itchy and inflamed, and yeah looking a little droopy, accelerating my age in appearance. I thought what the hell is this, suddenly appearing.

 

Lets investigate, I told myself.

It was a humid yesterday, and in the afternoon, I needed to prune the Buddelia Bush, and remove some netting from the lemon tree. Working in these conditions of biting @*&! march flies, and mosquitoes, my stress levels were quite high, maybe i brushed against something, or something from my jungle landed on those two areas, a chemical reaction, from a biological source.

Or was it that block of chocolate my son and i polished off. Sugar affects me in a different way, lowering immune system , appearing excess mucus, presenting as a cold, toxic body, mother natures way of cleansing.

I am pretty healthy, active and eat a non animal flesh diet.

I decided to use the internet to enlighten this malady.

Whalah! I couldn't stop shaking my head, but became a little disheartened because of the different causes/suggestions, for similar condition presenting itself.

But hey today i sit as testament something is working because to me the source has been identified.

When I had my eyes tested, about a year ago. I enquired about this itchiness i get on my eyelids, the hair follicles. The optometrist answered they are mites, which live in that particular body part, and to deal with this have a salt eyewash with a little bi carb thrown in.

Now i have tried this and yes, there is some relief when this 'affliction' arises, but it is still there.

Through, researching this new problem I stumbled across a site mentioning these mites, (demodex), giving three ways of treating them. I chose teatree oil without the Macadamia oil, as that is not in my medicine cabinet.

Yes, my eyes, eyelids were itchy as well in the process of this new thing, I thought totally unrelated until...

I started last night, dabbing my eyes, lashes, lids and actually my whole face in the end, with a cotton bud, and ball dipped in the tea tree oil, oh yes it did get in my eyes, OW!!!!, but i rinsed them with cold water, alittle, OK alot of pain for even bigger gains...for there was instant relief, but...

My left eye where the tearduct is, got unbearably  itchy, like these mites packed their bags and converged in the corner. I just went and kept dabbing evey time i got that sensation. Al of you out there who are sensitive or react to dust, and the mites know what i mean. Even on my arms, other body parts it was out with the oil. Today, my lids are red and dry but no longer itchy and stinging.( i couldn't put any soothing cream such as Rosa- Scarless Healer on them without them stinging. I am now putting oil on them, coconut and rose, and I feel confident they will heal quickly.

Wow, what a difference. I am still dabbing eveytime I itch, the site eluded to the treatment as not a one off thing, I just want to be rid of these mites, (salivating little monsters), which I believe went into overload because of some trigger.

Give it a go, you have nothing to lose, okay your eyes might be red and the initial stinging if it gets into your eyes, would make any grown man cry, but i think it is worth it.   Best wishes Dona from The Land Down Under   

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Knowitall, Community Member
2/ 8/11 11:45pm

If it is above the crease and on the browbone, this can easily be cured by using Lotrimin or another anti-fungal cream.  (Yes, the same that is used for Athlete's Foot.)  Just be really careful since it is near your eye and apply it very sparingly twice a day.  (Just a pencil lead tip size should be enough to spread.) Make sure you don't use it before exercise so sweat won't wash it into the eye.  See a dermatologist or opthamologist if it doesn't go a way in a week (may be a more serious condition) or if the spot is on the actual eyelid, since the lid is so thin, the cream may absorb through the skin and into the eye. 

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CM, Community Member
2/14/11 1:12pm

This is nasty stuff. I had it a few years ago & had a hard time getting rid of it. It came back recently but this time I managed to stop it immediately. Now it's completely gone. I think mine was caused by a combination of stress, allergies, and possibly a mild case of psoriasis.

 

This is what worked for me.  I hope it works for you.

 

--Spread plain yogurt on one side of cotton pads cut in 1/2 circles. Partially freeze and place around eyes in the morning.

-- Most important, I used Trilane an anti-aging moisturizer (can get it online from Dr. Susan Lark).  Dip a Q-Tip into it & gently apply in a circular motion around the eyes.  Finish massaging in with a fingertip (don't get in eyes). It's not cheap but it works. It also got rid of a stubborn patch of psoriasis that I had for years.

--When the skin was really red, sore and cracking I also used ScarZone with zinc & green tea to soothe it.

--I flushed my sinuses regularly with NeilMed sinus rinse, or you can use a neti pot.

--I drank St. John's Wort tea and Yogi Detox tea.

--I supplemented my vitamins with zinc, B Complex and added extra B-12. I also took Benadryl for allergies.

 

--CM

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CM, Community Member
2/14/11 1:12pm

This is nasty stuff. I had it a few years ago & had a hard time getting rid of it. It came back recently but this time I managed to stop it immediately. Now it's completely gone. I think mine was caused by a combination of stress, allergies, and possibly a mild case of psoriasis.

 

This is what worked for me.  I hope it works for you.

 

--Spread plain yogurt on one side of cotton pads cut in 1/2 circles. Partially freeze and place around eyes in the morning.

-- Most important, I used Trilane an anti-aging moisturizer (can get it online from Dr. Susan Lark).  Dip a Q-Tip into it & gently apply in a circular motion around the eyes.  Finish massaging in with a fingertip (don't get in eyes). It's not cheap but it works. It also got rid of a stubborn patch of psoriasis that I had for years.

--When the skin was really red, sore and cracking I also used ScarZone with zinc & green tea to soothe it.

--I flushed my sinuses regularly with NeilMed sinus rinse, or you can use a neti pot.

--I drank St. John's Wort tea and Yogi Detox tea.

--I supplemented my vitamins with zinc, B Complex and added extra B-12. I also took Benadryl for allergies.

 

--CM

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CM, Community Member
2/14/11 1:12pm

This is nasty stuff. I had it a few years ago & had a hard time getting rid of it. It came back recently but this time I managed to stop it immediately. Now it's completely gone. I think mine was caused by a combination of stress, allergies, and possibly a mild case of psoriasis.

 

This is what worked for me.  I hope it works for you.

 

--Spread plain yogurt on one side of cotton pads cut in 1/2 circles. Partially freeze and place around eyes in the morning.

-- Most important, I used Trilane an anti-aging moisturizer (can get it online from Dr. Susan Lark).  Dip a Q-Tip into it & gently apply in a circular motion around the eyes.  Finish massaging in with a fingertip (don't get in eyes). It's not cheap but it works. It also got rid of a stubborn patch of psoriasis that I had for years.

--When the skin was really red, sore and cracking I also used ScarZone with zinc & green tea to soothe it.

--I flushed my sinuses regularly with NeilMed sinus rinse, or you can use a neti pot.

--I drank St. John's Wort tea and Yogi Detox tea.

--I supplemented my vitamins with zinc, B Complex and added extra B-12. I also took Benadryl for allergies.

 

--CM

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KT, Community Member
2/18/11 8:25pm

Okay, I've had this for several weeks now. Unlike most of you, I have changed a TON of stuff in my normal regimen.  I switched to all natural makeup, creams, etc.  I also got a new rug.  A rug that shed like crazy.  

I had a dry cough for the longest time and could not figure out what it was. Finally, one day I said to my husband, "You know, I think I'm allergic to that rug." Well, we quickly got rid of it and the dry cough immediately went away. But this sore on my left eyelid (slight on my right, but big time on the left) appeared.  I thought it was possibly an eye serum that was too potent, or one of the shimmery new mineral shadows, but I'm thinking it was caused by the allergy from the rug.   I wish I had a cure for everyone.  I've just been using coconut oil and not wearing any makeup.  I'm going to start researching excema from allergies.  My guess is that is what it's from.  Thanks to everyone for all of this great information.  It's been torture researching and not finding answers!

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Singingalong, Community Member
2/22/11 9:27am

I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that this affliction is parasites. If you have any kind of pet, you can easily get parasites. My sister had this rash for 20 years and I never realized how bad it was until I got it almost 2 years ago. Like many of you it started smal but after awhile it covered both of my eyelids. It got so bad that sometimes as the skin flaked off, the creases would get open sores on them. I was determined to get rid of it and tried many things. Having researched a lot online about many ailments, it finally occured to me that it could be a parasite such as pinworms. There are lots of parasite cleanses on the market made from green walnut hull, cloves, ginger and a few other ingredients. It is a tincture that you take in water up to 3 times per day. I made my own because it can be expensive. You can go on youtube to learn howto make tinctures. You will need to make your own because besides taking it internally, it is necessary to apply it to your eyes several times per day. It burns but it also stops the itching. Even though it took a few months of doing this, I am happy to say that my rash is gone on both eyes. I still have a dog but I wash thoroughly after touching her and then spray my hands with alchohol water. Please do not use the commercial alchohol spray as it lowers your immune system. Buy vodka or everclear and mix it 1 to 10 water.

 

I wish you all well and hope you make the effor to try this. It is well worth it.

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Chrissy, Community Member
2/23/11 9:34pm

I also have the itchy, red, swollen eyelids, top and bottom.  One spot on the upper right eyelid has been sore and burning as the skin flakes off.  I have had this for three weeks, and it also is now in both eyes.    I went to the doctor last week and she treated it as an allergy.  I thought it might be that, as I had tried a new eye shadow a few days before, and my eye became very very itchy at which time I rubbed and rubbed it.  Anyhow, after one week with the Pananol eye drops for allergies, it just continued to be worse.  This morning I had some icky stuff in the corner of my eyes.  I made it to the doctor today and she is now treating it as an eye infection.  She prescribed me an antibiotic eye drop called Garamycin.  2 drops 4 times a day.  I have had only two treatments so far today, and omg, it is working already.  It says on the pharmacy print out that it starts to make a difference in the first day...very true.  My eyes are already less puffy and no more sore, itchy or dry flakes of skin.   She also prescribed an antibiotic cream, (not sure of the name, as it is on order at the pharmacy and I will pick it up tomorrow).

 

I can't believe how long people have suffered with this.  It has been so so awful for me and it's only been a very long three weeks.

 

I hope this may help someone.  I think my eye was infected right from the get go, as I had no signs of ickky stuff until today, and I had to look really really close.  As your doctor about an antibiotic drop and cream for the eyelids skin.

 

Will check back and if anyone would like the name of the cream, I will have it tomorrow.

 

Best to everyone.

Christine

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Houston, Community Member
3/ 3/11 11:53am

I have been experiencing this eyelid rash problem for over two years now.  It comes and goes.  My eyelids start with a burning itch, turns to alligator like texture, then the skin peels off.  I look 20 years older when it happens and it's especially bad in the morning when it swells.   I started keeping a log when it happens to try and pinpoint a cause...allergy, a substance contact, makeup, or diet.  The only thing that has come up 100% for me is diet.  Dermatologists seem to just treat the symptoms and are way off the mark for a cause.  I'd lean toward paying to see a nutritionist.

 

I'm convinced the cause for me is sugar.  Each of my flares up coincides with a break in my normal diet...cake at the office, splurging with a dessert at a restaurant, travelling and eating out, eating carbs, etc...  As soon as I eliminate these sugar-filled things my eye rash literally is gone within 48 hours. Once I stick to protein and vegetables...poof...no problems at all.

 

There's sugar in so many hidden places, not just sweet things.  It lowers the immune system and, when combined with stress, it manifested itself in an eyelid rash for me.  I have a leaning toward high blood sugar and diabetes family history so following a low sugar, low carb diet has really helped my eye rash problem.  It can't hurt.  It's a healthier way to eat and it's cheaper.

 

When I do have an issue I've found that OcuSoft eyelid washing pads really help deal with the flaking skin and then I use ROC Eye Cream.  This eyecream is free of perfumes, absorbs quickly, and eliminates the inflammation.  Others I've tried are really expensive and end up getting in my eyes because they're oil based.

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Blahblah, Community Member
3/ 3/11 5:05pm

Has anyone been prescribed steroids for this? I have also been suffering from red, wrinkly, swollen, itchy, flaky, sore eyes, or really just eye skin.  It is on the top and bottom of both my eyes and at one point also spread into a rash that covered most of my face and half of my neck.  I have already been through 4 courses of Prednisone for it and each time it clears up, then comes right back as soon as I stop the Prednisone or decrease the dose.  I have been to 2 different primary care doctors and an allergist and have an appointment with the dermatologist tomorrow. 

 

Since Prednisone affects auto-immune reactions, I am assuming that the fact that prednisone does clear it up for a while means that this is probably an allergy. The problem is that I have no idea what it could be, I haven't worn makeup for weeks or used any new skin products. I am going to try a sulfate-free shampoo and the other things on this thread and see how it goes.

 

Has anyone had this experience with steroids?

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shannon, Community Member
3/14/11 3:51pm

I have the same issue as you. It clears up with Prednisone and any steroid cream. I have had this for 6 months and just want it gone but fear that this is a life thing I need to control.

*Had eczema as a child, anyone else?

*Did wear contacts and during these 6 months ended up getting LASIK due to contact intolerance

*Doctor prescribed Keto something to use after the steroid cleared it up. It does not work for me. Side note within the last few months I have horrible dandruff on my temple area that does not clear up with any shampoo

*I found Biolynn through different message boards and it seems to keep some of it at bay. I don't look 20 yrs older maybe 5 now :)

*I tried the fancy honey, tree tea oil with no help

*I have stopped using any eye cream because anything seems to make it worse, no matter how natural. Originally dermatoligist said that I probably got this from using an anti-aging eye cream and to stay away from anything with retinol-a

* Was allergy tested and tested high for dust mites, got the mite covers with no change, recently added silk pillow case (research for the right type) and have not had a flare-up since but I still don't think I will ever look like my old self.

*I have gone weeks without any makeup to see if it improved, with no luck

 

After reading this long string I think will look at labels for sunflower seed in my soaps, pick up some organic extra virgin coconut oil and take AZO.

 

As much as I would like to eliminate sugar I can't imagine life, but who knows which would be worse.

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Blahblah, Community Member
3/15/11 2:40pm

Tobradex! I went to the dermatologist and he prescribed this ointment. My eyes were really bad and they were significantly better within 12 hours of using the ointment. It has been a little over a week and I am down to using the oitment once per day and still looking pretty good.

 

Bottom line: Ask your doctor to prescribe Tobradex, it is the only thing that worked for me after seeing several doctors and lots of medications.

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shannon, Community Member
3/15/11 4:19pm

Tobradex is a steriod and they work lovely while you are on them, for many of us once you stop it comes back. You cannot continue to use a steriod for a length of time around your eye. It is not good for you. If I use a steroid it looks great but within days of stopping it returns.

 

 

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Susan, Community Member
3/23/11 5:35pm

I have suffered years with a rash on eyelids/brows, below eye.  So bad at times it cracked and crusted over and would bleed.  This year I started getting the same kind of rash on my ear lobes and behind my ear then migrated up hairline back into eyebrows and fore head.  Trying all kind of things for years,  I finally decided to start with face cleaners and shampoo, meaning I changed them and started using ones with less harsh chemicals and parabens.  I actually noticed some change about a week after that change.  Then I went to the doctor cause I had an earache.  He said my ears were infected and he noticed the rash on them.  He asked my about how I cleaned my ears.  Cotton swabs of coarse.  He said stop using them they dry out the natural oils in your ear canals and are probably causing this dry flaking/itching/rash you have going on, on your ear and up your hairline to your eyebrows and lids.  He prescribed some ear drops with cortisone and they began helping right away.  I'd say within the first 24hrs.  I have since stopped using cotton swabs and low and behold the rashes have really cleared a lot. I would rub that cortisone ear drop into my ears and ear lobe and my eyebrow.  This info may not help everyone but it did help my situation.

 

 

 

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Brenda Lora, Community Member
3/30/11 12:57am

I have the same problem, mine started in September of 2010 and I still have it.  I went to the doctor and said it was an allergy reaction to dairy.  Being a big dairy fan I haven't stopped eating it (I dont eat it as much but still, I'm sure it contributes)

 

Has anyone else had the same result, dairy allergy and did the rash go away?

 

I will report back in a few weeks.  I am stopping all dairy intake right NOW!!

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EmmyEm, Community Member
4/ 4/11 12:10am

I am 42 years old and have only experienced this the last 2 years.  I work in an Ophthalmologist office and have access to many different medications. I was dry, crusty, cracked and peeling all over my eyelids the first year then it went away over the summer.  Then this year it was on my eyelids then spread to under my eyes.  I looked 90 years old, it was so bad.  I tried quite a few different medications that we have in the office.  Recently I read the post on here about TobraDex...it works!  I mean really works...almost instantly also...it's an ointment and if you use just a small amount, you can even wear it under your eye concealer.  My crepe-iness is completely gone and I look so much better!  I also don't have to use it every day...I put it on occasionally for prevention and have not had the condition back since I started.  I don't eat dairy so that 's not the case for me as someone previously posted their doctor said it was.  I still have not been able to pinpoint the cause but the solution is TobraDex for sure!  Hope this helps you all!

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Mz. B, Community Member
4/25/11 7:31am

give up all yeast! Eat yogurt everyday, but good yogurt Stoneyfield Organic is the best! You're overloaded with bad bacteria in your stomach, sugars are also feeding the bad bacteria causing it to grow. I've lived this nightmare for years now, Dr's were stumped and clueless: too quick with the prescription pad and nothing seemed to work.

 

I had yeast infections in every orfice of my body, suffering silently. Until I took matters in to my own hands. Dr's may have the degree on the wall but at times, that's all they have. You'll sacrifice giving up a lot of things you love: breads, pizza, baked goods, etc. but in the end will be so worth it, if you feel better.

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pj, Community Member
4/26/11 12:29pm

I am so glad to have found this. I am in my 50's and have had this off an on since my 20's. I have been diagnosed with Rosacea and I can tell you that is not what this is!!!! Doctors have no clue. I also have alopecia and think the two may be connected somehow as my alopecia is aggrevated by this. I eat a lot of sweets some times and have had other symptoms that make me think the yeast thing is a real possibility. Mine has spread and now starts on my neck and works it's way to my ears, face and eyelids. I have had the worst bout ever this time and even my forehead is affected. It is so bad that Benadryl has not helped. I plan to try the yeast elimination route. Alopecia sufferers suspect a connection with Celiac disease which is wheat gluten. I know that bread will cause me real problems. So, maybe the real culprit for me has really been yeast all along. I will let you know if I find anything that helps.

 

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Mz. B, Community Member
5/ 1/11 7:04pm

PJ, it will take some time, maybe a week 2 at best. You need to clean your body, stomach etc of the bad bacteria. Try to give up as much sugar as possible, I know it's hard. I had a terrible sweet tooth, chocolate was my daily vise. But when you compare to how good you are going to feel: it's all worth the sacrifice. I no longer miss those things and like anything else, you just adjust your life style.

 

There's so much more to it, but for now start with the "baby steps"Wink. Let me know how it's going for you, I do care! Been there, done that! I'll be back to check in on your progress.

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pj, Community Member
5/ 2/11 8:27am

Thank you so much Mz. B it is so nice to know someone cares.

 

I am going to the health food store and to see a nutrionist this week to prepare for a whole new way of eating. I am excited not only for the elimination of the rashes, but for the changes in my alopecia, celiac, and waistline! 

 

Did the dietary change stop your rash flareups?

 

For any of you with the rashes, does your skin ever return to normal (instead of the crepe like neck and eyes)? I really struggle with the 90 year old looking skin once the rash is gone.

 

Thanks, pj

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Mz. B, Community Member
5/ 3/11 7:45am

Good Morning PJ! Yes As for my rashes they were due to yeast allergies, I can't speak for the alopecia, celiac's etc. The red poufy rashes do recide in time, and I found a good cocoa butter helped to soothe. If you get so you need a "bread fix", Pillsbury, refrigerated dough's in your grocer's refrigerated section has a full line! Be sure to read ingredients. But most are made with baking powder/soda. You can even make you self an occasional pizza! As their roll out dough is also yeast free. They've been a life saver to me.

If you find the yogurt isn't enough to help kill bad bacteria; once you get to the health food store ask for a GOOD balanced Probiotic in pill form, usually kept in the refrigerated section. Could be a little pricey, but well worth the investment. You want at least 8 Billion or more. Take according to instructions on pkg. Okay need to get moving here, pls keep me up to date. :-)

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Paulina, Community Member
4/29/11 2:33pm

I have a 99 cent cure.  I have had the same eyelid problem for months.  I looked and felt ancient. I spent a lot of money on all kinds of anti fungal , anti bacterial and homeopathic remedies. but nothing worked.    My family doctor reommeded I wash my face with Johnson's Baby Shampoo. I was skeptical but went ahead and bought a small 99 cent travel size bottle of the shampoo.  I was amazed, It killed the bacterial infection in just a few days. Please let me know if this remedy works for you. 

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Paulina, Community Member
4/29/11 2:33pm

I have a 99 cent cure.  I have had the same eyelid problem for months.  I looked and felt ancient. I spent a lot of money on all kinds of anti fungal , anti bacterial and homeopathic remedies. but nothing worked.    My family doctor reommeded I wash my face with Johnson's Baby Shampoo. I was skeptical but went ahead and bought a small 99 cent travel size bottle of the shampoo.  I was amazed, It killed the bacterial infection in just a few days. Please let me know if this remedy works for you. 

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Paulina, Community Member
4/29/11 2:39pm

I have a 99 cent cure. I have had the same eyelid problem for months. I looked and felt ancient. I spent a lot of money on all kinds of anti fungal , anti bacterial and homeopathic remedies. but nothing worked. My family doctor reommeded I wash my face with Johnson's Baby Shampoo. I was skeptical but went ahead and bought a small 99 cent travel size bottle of the shampoo. I was amazed, It killed the bacterial infection in just a few days. Please let me know if this remedy works for you.

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Paulina, Community Member
5/13/11 9:43am

The baby shampoo did not turn out to be the cure I so desperately hoped for. It only worked temporarily for me. Sorry guys, I will keep searching. I see a dermatologist on monday.

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Syndee, Community Member
5/24/11 3:40am

I have same issue--itchy, red, sore, burny eyelids.  Here' what works for me:

 

1.  Clean eyelids with a small diluted amount of Johnson's Baby Shampoo in your warm clean washcloth.

 

2.  Apply a small amount of Miracol by Merle Norman on the skin, keeping it away from the lash line.   Let it dry completely as that will kill the bacteria.

 

3.  Rinse carefully making sure not to get it into the eyes.

 

4.  Apply Delicate Balance Moisturizer to skin.

 

I have occular rosecea, bleferitis, and very dry skin, and I get rashes easily as I have sensitive skin.  The Miracol takes care of itching all over the skin.  Amazing product.  Hope it works as well for you!

 

 

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Syndee, Community Member
5/24/11 3:51am

Also, I've had basal cell skin cancer, and this is not that.  I take a couple of Rxs for my occular rosacea also.  The Miracol and Delicate Balance is the answer for me!

 

One of the other things I'm doing is taking Shakeology--a fabulous protein meal replacement shake that is an immune booster to help fight it on the inside.  Go to www.myshakeology.com/U2CanLose and click on Doctors.  I LOVE IT and have lot 15 pounds in 3 weeks!  Yay.  Good eye skin and lost weight! 

 

Good luck!  I know how frustrating this has been for me.  Hope you find what works for you!

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cndy, Community Member
5/24/11 7:56am

I have had same problem for 5 months. Itchy,red,flaking,burning,and white blisters.

Two doctors and mega money on you name it. One says rosatia and other says  a reaction to something. All i know is I am in misery. Yesterday I looked like someone punched me in both eyes. The skin is actually broken in corner of eyes.

 

I started taking Benedryl, critical care flora at night, using pure organic virgin coconut oil with tea tree oil on lids during day. I wash them morning and night with Novartis Lid Care. I will keep posting if this works.

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joanne, Community Member
5/25/11 5:06pm

Hi There,

I've had the same problem on and off for a couple of months now.  This time it got worse on the left corner of my eye and it's starting on my other upper eye lid now.  I have the dry, flaky and burning and before I go and set an appointment, I thought I could use tea tree oil.  How am I suppose to apply it on my upper eye lid? I tried it last night but is it suppose to burn?  Am I suppose to mix it with anything.  Any help would be great.  Thanks

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cndy, Community Member
5/25/11 7:33pm

Hi There.

 I tried the tea tree oil straight at first and it burned so I mixed 2-3 drops in a couple teaspoons of coconut oil and then used a q-tip to put on lids. They feel a little better and the swelling has gone down but still itchy. I talked to the pharmacist today because I ran out of Benadryl. She told me to have my doctor prescribe Elidel cream.   She said one of her customers had same thing and it cleared it right up. It is not a steroid. I may try this if not better tomorrow.

 

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Sharon, Community Member
6/28/11 8:03pm

I had a rash very similar to this on both eyelids more toward the center corner.I had the same thing about 10 years ago and I couldn't remember what the tube of stuff was that the Dr. prescribed for me to get rid of it.Red,wrinkled,itchy and burns especially if you rubbed it.I looked in my medicine box in hope that the tube was still there but all I could find to use was a tube of Bacitracin Zink Ointment USP,that had been sent home with my daughter after a top ramon soup accident,from Shriners Hospital.Its an antibiotic ointmen much like vasiline.I put it on lightly with a qtip for a couple of days and the rash has now been gone for a month.I do use a very little vasaline now and then because I think the rash is caused by moisture similar to a yeast infection because I do get wattery eyes and I havedeep set eyelids.Hope this helps.

 

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Realitychic, Community Member
7/ 1/11 12:54pm

Try the BlueStar ointment i posted my story a few minutes ago. It cured mine.

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JunesBadApple, Community Member
7/15/11 11:06pm

I suspect that you have developed a "sensativity" to something called sodium laurel sulfate or SLS.

 

I suffered with the same exact symptoms you have referenced for years.  I even saw a top notch dermotologist, who ran the gamut of tests on me to see what I was allergic to . . . to no avail.

 

It wasn't until a hairdresser had given me shampoo and conditioner samples that I noticed my symptoms were fading, fading, then gone.  The sample packet of shampoo said, "No SLS" right on it.  I immediately went to my normal bottle of shampoo and sure enough, SLS was one of the top five ingredients. 

 

SLS is a sudsing agent that is used in almost all commercial type of liquid soaps; from shampoo to hand soap, to dishwashing liquid.  It is also a "common irritant" and carcinogen. (This would also explain why I would occasionally have similar symptoms underneath my wedding set/rings . . . The soap would get "stuck" under my rings and wouldn't be rinsed away thoroughly, thus causing and itchy dry patch of flaking skin.

 

My guess is that, if you switch out your "commercial" soaps/shampoos for something organic that does not have SLS as an ingredient, your symptoms too will fade and eventually be gone.

 

I've also discovered recently that (though they don't contain SLS) certain contact lense solutions cause the same symptoms.  Renu, by Bausch and Lomb is one of them.  However, I do fine with Opti-Free by Alcon.

 

Hope this helps!!  Best of luck!!

 

 

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Joey, Community Member
7/30/11 8:46am

I got mine cured, but this is what I tried.

 

- Tried the baby shampoo and washed my eyelids and face and that didn't really do anything.  This is good if the problem is bacteria related.

 

- I drasticaly reduced my sugar intake, I think this helped the most and I needed to do this anyway for my triglycerides.

 

- I now used Head and Shoulders shampoo was wash my eyelids now, this is used if the problem is fungus related.

 

- I am taking Azo pills which is used for Yeast Infections.

 

- I take Fish Oil pills.  Again, I had purchased these but never took them and now I have a real reason to take then now.  This may have nothing to do with anythng but since I am taking the Azo pills I just take a fish oil pill too.

 

- I purchased a doctor recommended lotion (Cetaphil) and put a drop on my finger tip and the same amount of hydrocortizone cream and mixed them together and used that on my eyelids.  This is probably what did the most improvement on the wrinkly skin, now my eyelid skin looks great!  Maybe better than before (:-)). 

 

- I tried the Neosporin ointment and that didn't work.  I think that made it worse.

 

I'll probably stop the pills soon to see if that will hurt anything, but I think the minimized sugar diet is a good idea and I needed to do this anyway and my body looks better for it.

 

Good Luck!

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Laurie, Community Member
8/ 1/11 12:27pm

I have the same thing and it started about 3 days ago, but my eyes are very dry also. I would love to find out what I could do about this!

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Nellebert, Community Member
9/ 2/11 12:58am

I currently have a "rash" or "dry spot" on my upper left eyelid which has been there for about seven years now. Barely noticable to anyone but me, but always there. It's about half the size of a dime now, but used to be half that size, so it is slowly growing. Two years ago I asked my dermatologist about it and he was certain it wasn't cancer and told me to use hydrocortisone cream. The itching and flakiness would subside a bit but it never went away. I recently had a punch biopsy because this "rash" or "dry patch" was very persistent and getting larger with time. The punch biopsy revealed that it is Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma.... easily treated when it's elsewhere on the body, but when it's somewhere delicate, like the eye area, it may requre something much more involved like Mohs surgery. While he was performing the punch biopsy, my dermatologist was assuring me, "it's not cancer"... well, according to the pathology report it is, and I think he is as shocked as I am. This "dry patch" (or, should I say, "SBCC patch") seems to change as my hormones change; sometimes it is more red and itchy than other times, sometimes when it is extra-dry it appears to have the tiniest spot of blood, and other times it is hardly noticeable and just flesh colored and a bit scaley. BUT it has never gone away completely. If your "eyelid rash" sounds anything like mine, I would urge you to ask for a punch biopsy from your dermatologist, or even better, visit a local skin cancer center for an evaluation and biopsy. My dermatologist tells me that superficial basal cell carcinoma of the upper eyelid is very rare, but it is indeed possible and at some point will need to be removed. I suppose the best part is that it grows so slowly and rarely tends to affect other parts of the eye, so it can be treated and then life can go on without it! I hope my story is helpful to others out there with this same condition.

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javi, Community Member
9/10/11 6:00pm

I suffered with this problem off and on for several years and tried several home remedies that may have done more harm than good. A week ago it was so bad that the first chance I had, I went to my dermatologist.

 

He did not think it was fungal, as I had assumed. I suppose that is why all the fungal creams I tried never cleared up the rash. Instead he prescribed an antibiotic ointment, Mupirocan 2%. it may go by other names, including Bactroban 2%. He also prescribed a low dose steroid ointment, Desonide 0.05%, and told me to apply both ointments twice a day. 

 

Within 12 hours the pain, itching, and swelling were virtually gone. Over the next day the redness also went away, and within 2 - 3 days my eyelids felt great, better than they had in a long time.

 

I am going to continue the steroid for 1 week and continue the antibiotic for 1 more week after that, just to be sure.

 

I then saw my opthomalogist, and he agreed with the dermatologist and recommended that in the future I be sure to keep my eyelids clean by washing them with mild soap bubbles once a day. Don't overdo it though; too much washing can dry out the eyelids, leading to cracks that can allow bacteria to enter.

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Javi, Community Member
11/19/11 9:32am

UPDATE:

 

After a week or so the problem came back, so I went to a more experienced dermatologist. He did not think the cause was bacterial or fungal. He was confident that I was having a reaction to something that was coming in contact with my eyelid. The usual causes are makeup, nail polish, soaps, or lotions that contain some ingredient that triggers the reaction. Other areas on the body may not be affected because they are not as sensitive as the eyelid.

 

I started the low dose steriod Desonide 0.05% ointment to make this outbreak go away and meanwhile switched to Aveeno fragrance free lotion and soap. I also put a thin layer of Aquaphor on my eyelids twice a day. It contains no harmful chemicals and provides a layer of protection. I don't use makeup or nail polish.

 

My eyelids have been great for a month. Occassionally I have a small outbreak, but I knock it our with one light treatment of low dose steriod Desonide 0.05%.

 

Recommendation: Think about everything that could come in contact with your eyelids, including anything that you get on your fingers. Carefully monitor this and eleminate possible causes. Eventually you may find the cause and control it.

 

Good luck!!

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Kerrie, Community Member
10/17/11 11:46am
Ugggh, I cannot believe so manynpeople out there have this issue and there is no relief to be found! I have had the dry, itchy, flaky eyelids for over 3 years now. It seems to come and go with the seasons with winter being the worse. I have just recently started to get a red itchy rash on my chin now and not sure this is related but it is definitely not pimples. I have tried many, many things including the derm. Office which offered absolutely zero help or suggestions! Onmy own, after ready so many people's posts and remedies I did find a product thar helps which is called "Tee Tree & E Antiseptic Creme" it can be found in many natural foods stores and I even saw it in my local Stop and Shop in the nature section. It works to stop the itching and flaking and I use it before bed and in the morning before I start the day. Feel it working right away with a slight burning sensation. The problem is that if I forget to use it even once, all the symptoms are back! This is the most aggravation thing!! I am goi g to try everyone suggestions starting with washing with natural soaps or baby shampoo, AZO, Omega 3 and Acidophulis, coconut oil and "Oliveiate" something has GOT to work! I am 41 years old and never had acne issues in my life, don't drink or smoke but my face looks like it is 20 years older right now! Kerrie Reply
missrox8, Community Member
10/30/11 4:50pm

I dont want to alarm anyone. but rather educate people as to what I found out, there has been eye hepes going around from dirty salons that waxes your eyebrows, they double dip the stick because they are too cheap to use 5 or 6 six per person so they use one all day and double dip, a half million americans a year have been infected by this, and many people do not know..sometimes it can be a bacterial fungus infection too...if you google search this topic you will see it has been on the news. thanks and good luck, I would deffinitally suggest eyebrow threading! or doing your own tweezing. 

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missrox8, Community Member
10/30/11 4:56pm

ooops typo... ''eye herpes''

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Zeumer, Community Member
11/17/11 8:10am

I was diagnosed with blepharitis about ten years ago and battled eyelid rashes for all that time.  The solution for me turned out to be very simple - I am allergic to cinnamon.  At my last appointment, my eye doctor was impressed at how good my eyes looked. 

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kam, Community Member
11/18/11 2:58am

i got a spot like something on my left eyelid skin,5 months back which is very itchy.it looks like a very very small bump (not noticeble) but i can feel it ,after consulting 2-3 eye specialist,they all said it is because of kaajal,i stopped wearing kaajal,but it didnt help, i used everything  like refresh liquigel,add tears,neph-m,gatifloxi,rose water ,baking soda ,coconut oil,even baby shampoo and head @ shoulder  shampoo to wash my eyes ,but nothing is working out for my eyes, i think its not a bacterial or fungus related problem,plz help!

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tdiggs, Community Member
12/ 9/11 10:01pm

HERE IS HOW I GOT MY ECZYMA ON MY EYELIDS AND LIPS UNDER CONTROL!

FOLLOW EVERYTHING I HAVE DONE AND I'M SURE IT WILL HELP!

1) Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic from Trader Joes)

I found this on the website listed below and I believe it has helped.  First you pour two table spoons of the Apple Cider Vinegar in a cup,.  Then add 1/4 of a tablespoon of baking soda (to neutralize the acid VERY IMPORTANT).  Allow the baking soda to stop fizzing and then add two cups of water.  It will gross you out slightly at first but you will get used to it.  Drink it SLOWLY do not chug!  Drink it over roughly 3-5minutes.  Do this TWO times a day.

2) STOP PUTTING CREAMS ON YOUR EYELIDS

Did you ever put any creams or steroids on your eyelids before this problem?  THEN STOP NOW!

3) STOP ITCHING YOUR EYELIDS!!!!!!!!

I cannot stress this enough.  I know it may drive you insane, want to punch your partner/ neighboring coworker, but YOU MUST STOP ITCHING!  Ice packs from walgreens/cvs with a towel wrapped around them will help with the temporarily out of control itching.  If unavailable, goto the sink and rinse cold cold water on them.  Make sure your hands are clean and just splash, do NOT rub!

4) Eyelid Hygeine- Wash with Johnson + Johnson Baby Shampoo

Take a shot glass/small cup and pour a dime sized amount of J&J Baby shampoo into it.  Mix with equal parts water to dilute and stick your CLEAN hands into the cup,  VERY GENTLY rub your eyelids back and forth (horizontally on the eyelashes).  Allow it to sit for 10-20 seconds and then rinse with VERY COLD water.  THIS WILL REDUCE ITCHINESS IMMENSELY!  Very important!

After you have done this, grab two slices of previously refrigerated and washed ORGANIC cucumber and place them on your eyes.  This will MOISTURIZE naturally and avoid any moisturizers with irritants in them.

5) Stop washing your face with cleansers and if you can, do not moisturize.  If you work, take a friday off and if you must shower, use just water to wash your face.  (I believe the natural oils in your body will begin to help moisturize your skin).  Wash your body and hair with Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo.  Moisturize your body with Aveeno if you have no allergies to it, but try to leave your face free of moisturizes, especially your eyes!

6) Get a semi-decent Humidifier, do not spend more than 50$.  Take it everywhere you go if possible and it will help to keep your body moist inside and out.

7)  Hot Compresses on Your Eyelids.

Boil some water on the stove and allow it to cool slightly.  Dip a clean paper towel inside the water and test the heat on your hand.  If it is too hot, wait a few seconds and then test again.  When it is hot, but not too hot to burn, place it on your eyelids and apply VERY slightly pressure.  When the rag cools, dip it in the water, making sure its not too hot to burn, and close one eye.  Watching with your open eye, rub the hot towel along the eyelash area of the closed eye.  Again, VERY LITTLE PRESSURE.  When you are done, reapply the cucumber slices as mentioned above.

8)  PROBIOTICS TO THE RESCUE

Goto Whole Foods (or a health store) and get yourself some high quality probiotics.  I take one pill 30-45 minutes after dinner each night and let it do its magic over night.

9) STOP EATING BREAD + MEAT

I'm no vegan/vegitarian/pesciatrian, but for one week I gave my digestive system a break.  I stopped eating meat (especially beef) and bread (I never realized how much bread we eat on a daily basis) for an entire week.  IT IS NOT THAT HARD AND YOUR BODY WILL LOVE YOU FOR IT.

After 3-5 days you WILL notice a difference and in my case I was nearly 100% in one week.


(http://writen4u.hubpages.com/hub/Ill-have-the-eczema-and-a-side-of-vinegar)

10) CHANGE YOUR LAUNDRY DETERGENT

STOP USING HIGH EFFICIENCY (HE) DETERGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goto Whole foods and Grab their PLANET Ultra Powered Laundry Detergent. It has VERY little, and very natural ingredients in it, with NO FRAGRANCES (AVOID FRAGRANCES LIKE THE PLAGUE).

11) CHANGE YOUR HANDSOAP

Use barsoap and if possible, Tom's natural handsoap, it has worked for me.      

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tdiggs, Community Member
12/ 9/11 10:01pm

HERE IS HOW I GOT MY ECZYMA ON MY EYELIDS AND LIPS UNDER CONTROL!

FOLLOW EVERYTHING I HAVE DONE AND I'M SURE IT WILL HELP!

1) Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic from Trader Joes)

I found this on the website listed below and I believe it has helped.  First you pour two table spoons of the Apple Cider Vinegar in a cup,.  Then add 1/4 of a tablespoon of baking soda (to neutralize the acid VERY IMPORTANT).  Allow the baking soda to stop fizzing and then add two cups of water.  It will gross you out slightly at first but you will get used to it.  Drink it SLOWLY do not chug!  Drink it over roughly 3-5minutes.  Do this TWO times a day.

2) STOP PUTTING CREAMS ON YOUR EYELIDS

Did you ever put any creams or steroids on your eyelids before this problem?  THEN STOP NOW!

3) STOP ITCHING YOUR EYELIDS!!!!!!!!

I cannot stress this enough.  I know it may drive you insane, want to punch your partner/ neighboring coworker, but YOU MUST STOP ITCHING!  Ice packs from walgreens/cvs with a towel wrapped around them will help with the temporarily out of control itching.  If unavailable, goto the sink and rinse cold cold water on them.  Make sure your hands are clean and just splash, do NOT rub!

4) Eyelid Hygeine- Wash with Johnson + Johnson Baby Shampoo

Take a shot glass/small cup and pour a dime sized amount of J&J Baby shampoo into it.  Mix with equal parts water to dilute and stick your CLEAN hands into the cup,  VERY GENTLY rub your eyelids back and forth (horizontally on the eyelashes).  Allow it to sit for 10-20 seconds and then rinse with VERY COLD water.  THIS WILL REDUCE ITCHINESS IMMENSELY!  Very important!

After you have done this, grab two slices of previously refrigerated and washed ORGANIC cucumber and place them on your eyes.  This will MOISTURIZE naturally and avoid any moisturizers with irritants in them.

5) Stop washing your face with cleansers and if you can, do not moisturize.  If you work, take a friday off and if you must shower, use just water to wash your face.  (I believe the natural oils in your body will begin to help moisturize your skin).  Wash your body and hair with Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo.  Moisturize your body with Aveeno if you have no allergies to it, but try to leave your face free of moisturizes, especially your eyes!

6) Get a semi-decent Humidifier, do not spend more than 50$.  Take it everywhere you go if possible and it will help to keep your body moist inside and out.

7)  Hot Compresses on Your Eyelids.

Boil some water on the stove and allow it to cool slightly.  Dip a clean paper towel inside the water and test the heat on your hand.  If it is too hot, wait a few seconds and then test again.  When it is hot, but not too hot to burn, place it on your eyelids and apply VERY slightly pressure.  When the rag cools, dip it in the water, making sure its not too hot to burn, and close one eye.  Watching with your open eye, rub the hot towel along the eyelash area of the closed eye.  Again, VERY LITTLE PRESSURE.  When you are done, reapply the cucumber slices as mentioned above.

8)  PROBIOTICS TO THE RESCUE

Goto Whole Foods (or a health store) and get yourself some high quality probiotics.  I take one pill 30-45 minutes after dinner each night and let it do its magic over night.

9) STOP EATING BREAD + MEAT

I'm no vegan/vegitarian/pesciatrian, but for one week I gave my digestive system a break.  I stopped eating meat (especially beef) and bread (I never realized how much bread we eat on a daily basis) for an entire week.  IT IS NOT THAT HARD AND YOUR BODY WILL LOVE YOU FOR IT.

After 3-5 days you WILL notice a difference and in my case I was nearly 100% in one week.


(http://writen4u.hubpages.com/hub/Ill-have-the-eczema-and-a-side-of-vinegar)

10) CHANGE YOUR LAUNDRY DETERGENT

STOP USING HIGH EFFICIENCY (HE) DETERGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goto Whole foods and Grab their PLANET Ultra Powered Laundry Detergent. It has VERY little, and very natural ingredients in it, with NO FRAGRANCES (AVOID FRAGRANCES LIKE THE PLAGUE).

11) CHANGE YOUR HANDSOAP

Use barsoap and if possible, Tom's natural handsoap, it has worked for me.      

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LMS, Community Member
2/ 4/12 9:57pm

What about your makeup,is it old?

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Linda, Community Member
2/ 7/12 10:14pm
I wanted to share my findings with everyone. It is the best thing that happened to me. I started to get this rash about two months ago and I've tried alot of things cortisone cream, Vaseline, vitamins etc nothing really worked it would help it and then reoccur. I'm 29 and have perfect skin, never really had such rashes. Then one day my mother in law gave me this sensitive repair cream and it really worked like a charm. The cream even made my skin feel super soft, got rid of all the rashes in about 3 - 4 day time. You notice it almost instantly, redness is reduced and then eventually it flakes off the last day. The cream is wonderful and Im using it every day as my facial cream. It is call belle - sensitive repair cream. I tried looking for it in the Internet but couldn't find the product. I purchased it in a salon at Chinatown in NYC. It was 45 dollars a bottle, and seriously, it worked. If you need more info just email me at gurlduckie@yahoo.com Reply
Tiff:}, Community Member
2/17/12 11:45am

Hi I had the same thing ;] not fun I used the cortizone cream helped but came right back 2 days after stopping the cream. My left eye was really bad all the way around. Iched and hurt ,bright red, kinda could see red little bumps here and there. So after reading how many ppl have this prob. and really no answers I talked 2 my mom and tried aloe vera straight from the plant. 2 days later RASH IS GONE!!!!! I dont know if this will help you but it sure helped me, so good luck and get some pure aloe vera as it is safe and it sure worked for me. LOL I thought I was never gonna wear any eye makeup again but looks like I just might;]

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adamkum, Community Member
3/19/12 5:27pm

I have had this problem for a few years now altough at this time i have had it without a break for about 3 weeks.It is clear in the summer months when the sun is out and i almost always have it in the winter months.My left eye is always the worst but it does affect my right eye as well.The creams from the Doctors are always uesless.However i have been putting olive oil around my eyes before bed time and this has improved it 75%.No dry skin and the redness is starting to go.

Also when it is burning try using an eye wash not tap water for some reason  it makes it worse.

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adamkum, Community Member
3/19/12 5:27pm

I have had this problem for a few years now altough at this time i have had it without a break for about 3 weeks.It is clear in the summer months when the sun is out and i almost always have it in the winter months.My left eye is always the worst but it does affect my right eye as well.The creams from the Doctors are always uesless.However i have been putting olive oil around my eyes before bed time and this has improved it 75%.No dry skin and the redness is starting to go.

Also when it is burning try using an eye wash not tap water for some reason  it makes it worse.

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mike, Community Member
6/10/12 4:19am
It's a fungus if it refuses to heal and is an open sores & constantly returning. Use anti fungal cream even something like canestan but avoid your eyes themselves using the minimal amount. Reply
Geno, Community Member
1/15/13 9:48am

well if demodex mites is what you have on your eyelids or eyelashes (you should have a test your self first for demodex with your doctor) then it must be treated with natural-topical solutions. Nope the tea tree oil won't help, you need natural eye lotion for it. here is what i've used, it called Eyes n Mites lotion and it is made by Ovante Skin care, here is the link to it - http://skinimprovements.com Unfortunaletely, chemicals and antibiotics won't treat demodex 

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tara, Community Member
1/15/13 11:09am

I had this same problem for months and finally found an all natural cream that contains a natural anti fungal and soothing ingredients that someone recommended in reading hundreds of blogs, surfing for an answer. It is Mario Badescu Control Cream - that is the only thing that finally helped me after months of drs/ophthamologist/even an allergy specialist. I keep it on hand as it cleared up the redness/flaking/itching/bumps on eyelids that had even spread to below my eyes. I still use it a year later whenever the skin around my eyes gets a little red or itchy. I LOVE it!! I purchased in online, but some salons and Nordstroms carry it.

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JagInJersey, Community Member
2/24/13 8:58pm
I have read pretty much every post here and realized that my symptoms were very much like the majority of the posts. I started experiencing red, itchy, flaking eye lids approximately 8 months ago. It slowly progressed to the point where every morning I had to place a warm, wet wash cloth over my eyelids to loosen the dry skin then would have to scrape and peel the skin off leaving me with ridiculously red eye lids. Eventually it even started to spread to my temples. It got to the point where I could no longer look people in the eye. Even though I normally wear glasses, my eye lids were so bad that it was noticeable through the glasses. I tried a steroid that is supposed to help reduce redness, it did nothing. I then tried an anti-fungal cream, didn't work either. Out of desperation I tried the Mario Badescu control cream that was mentioned in a few of the posts. After 1 day the redness and flaking was reduced by 50%, after 2 days it was 75% gone and after 3 I would say that my symptoms are maybe 95% gone. It's been over a week and I can honestly say that for the first time my eyes look almost 100% normal. I still can't believe it. I really had my doubts that this stuff would do anything. It's more of a cosmetic lotion with a weird baby-blue color but apparently it has some herb that is known to calm irritated skin. I'm glad that I stumbled upon these posts and eventually ventured into my local Ulta store (kind of awkward, I'm a guy). Thanks to all who took the time to post and best wishes to all.
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Kylie, Community Member
6/16/13 7:11am
Hi Kylie. I am researching this eyelid and mouth rash as I have been suffering for quite a while w it and after many docs, etc I've found no relief. I was curious if you ever figured it out? Hopefully yours was relieved soon after your posting. Would love to hear... Reply
Sara, Community Member
7/20/13 1:14am

I too have this strange recurring eye condition. It has been worse on my left eye, as others have noted. I'm not sure what we will ultimately find to be the cure, but I found a symptom management approach that is working for the time being.

 

What I do is dab Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar on the affected areas with a cotton ball or Q-tip. It stings for about a minute, but then passes and the result is comfortable skin, reduced flakiness and no itching. I leave the vinegar on and then later follow with a teeny bit of Aquaphor or organic coconut oil to moisturize as needed, especially at bedtime. When I rinse my face in the morning, any flakiness wipes right off and my eyes are surprisingly comfortable.

 

I leave my eyes bare, then reapply the vinegar when they start to feel dry again, then the Aquaphor or oil as desired. I don't think this is healing the condition yet, but it sure makes my eyes feel better than any lotion or prescription cream I've tried. And for the record, I have seen a dermatologist, and an internist and an opthamologist so far, with a new dermatologist scheduled in a couple weeks. I also plan to clean up my diet and maybe try some of the other remedies posted. Thanks for the help everyone. Best regards

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DrYes, Community Member
12/11/13 1:15pm

I've had this for several weeks. I finally found the answer to the mistery. This is a fungal infection. A fungal infection happens when your immune system is weak. Treating it topically will only mask the problem and it willl come back. You have to fix it from the inside-out to eliminate it permanently. How? Get plenty of rest. If you're experiencing fear, anger, anxiety or any other negative emotion, you have to deal with this first. These negative emotions are either directly responsible for your weak immune system or they are greatly contributing to it. You also need a super clean diet. No sugar at all. No gluten at all. No processed foods at all. Think of this as going on a very clean diet consisting primarily of FRESH veggies and fruits (this kind of sugar is okay). This will clean your system out of the toxins creating the environment where fungus can thrive. You also want to suplement. Lots of antioxidants (blueberries, roiboos tea, decaf green tea etc.), lots of vitamin C (citrus fruits, kiwi etc.), vitamin B (get a suplement that includes B12). Topically, I experimented with a number of things. Because the eyelids are very sensitive skin, you can't use things that will work in other parts of the body. I got the best results with an oil that contains viamin A and E (both excelent antioxidants too). I hope this helps. 

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maybehelpfulinfo, Community Member
12/26/13 5:54pm

not a doctor but did alot of research online to figure out my itchy red patch on eyelid too...think it may be called´╗┐´╗┐ tinea faciei.  Basically a fungus on the face. think jockitch on the face.  I lived with this crap for two years on and off using hydrocotisone to mask the issue only to have my eyelid skin thin out off control (hydrocotisone thins the skin) so finally tried to figure it out on my own since I didnt want to go to dermo until new year(new deductable).  Anyway, first tried monistat cream $15(didnt work), then tried lotrimin $15(worked a little), finally tried Lamisil $18(was the most expensive over the counter but totally started clearing it up after two days) its terbinafine which is supposed work best on tinea faciei...

dont know if its a prob to put this stuff near the eye but i was desperate and its working! Just want to help someone else out there since i was so in need myself!!

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Lilly Pearl, Community Member
2/ 1/14 4:04pm

Hi ~

OK ~ I had the eye swelling, dry eyelids, redness all around my eyes ~ above and then it started to spread below also.

 

I met someone that told me it was a "yeast infection".  I had suspected that but was not sure.

 

Anyway, she also had the yeast infection. She told me about something that works for her so I bought it also.  It is called Syntol AMD ~ BY Arthur Andrews Medical. The only place we can purchase it locally here in No. Cal is at the Vitamin Shoppe Store.  But you can pull it up on the internet and buy it.  I started out taking 4 capsules 4 times per day.  I had results in about 3 days.  Much relief ~ then little by little it has gone away ~ in about 2-3weeks.  This Syntol AMD is strong Probiotics, Prebiotics and Enzymes formulated to cleanse the digestive tract of Candid and other unhealthy organisms.

 

I have been taking this for about 2 months now ~ and NO symptoms.  Once in a while I get a "twinge" of an itch ~ but not a lot.  I have cut back on the amount of the Syntol that I am taking ~ but am still taking it because I am concerned of anything returning.  I have also done the "Saliva Test" for yeast.  If you do not know what that is ~ check it out because it is a home test to see if you have an overload of yeast in your system. 

Anyway, I do not work for this company ~ and am not affiliated with it in anyway!

I am just posting what has worked for me.  This eyelid fungus/bacteria ~ or whatever it is ~ changed my life.  It also was bringing me down ~ because I could not wear any make-up and I looked 25 years older than age.

 

So, check it out ~ and see what works for you.  I wish everyone here health and cure for your conditions!

Lilly

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Lana, Community Member
8/20/14 10:45am

Mine started with a small, itchy bump halfway between the top of the nose and the brow ridge, close to the inside corner of the eyelid. It ended up as a large, very dry, scaly patch that kept flaking in large flakes and felt bone dry with no signs of improvement after at least a month and it soon extended itself to part of my eyelid. After trying vitamin E oil I remembered that I had had a dry, scaly spot near my hairline about a year ago that eventually turned into two spots. Nothing worked with that until I tried an anti-fungal called ciclopirox. This new thing is much worse, maybe because it's in such a delicate area but the instant I began alternating applications of ciclopirox and fusidic acid (an anti-bacterial) the condition immediately calmed down. Today is only the second day and although the area is still a bit rough, there are no more flakes and the dryness has gone.

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