• What has caused my eyelids to become progressively itchy and swollen?


    Question:

    My eyelids and the skin under my eye became very itchy (for both eyes) and the more I itched them, the more swollen my eyelids became. They were not swollen completely, only in one spot of both eyes. It has left behind rough, scaly feeling skin behind where it was swollen. What can it be?


    Answer:

    You may be experiencing a contact dermatitis (rash caused by touching an allergen directly) or an allergic reaction to something. It is advised that you consult with your ophthalmologist. She may prescribe a topical steroid ointment and help you fully evaluate this condition.


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