What Can Dry Skin Under Your Eye That's Really Sore?


Asked by smiley

What Can Dry Skin Under Your Eye That's Really Sore?

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


Hi Smiley,

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

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

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

Good luck,


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

Tips for Caring for Combination Skin

Skin Care and Aging

Dry Skin

Answered by Kathi MacNaughton