• 2 months ago

    Don't know what it is and it won't go away!

    I have very dry, red, flaky skin around my left eye and the eyelid is slightly swollen. It's been going for about 4 months now. It calms almost to the point of going away, and then it flares up again.

    It starts as a red spot under the skin. It itches and burns a little. Then, it swells up a bit and gets really red. It dries, the redness goes away and it flakes off. But the swelling never eases and then the process will repeat itself all over again.

    It started as a small itchy spot on my lower inner corner, but it has now spread to the entire eye area and a little bit further to the side. I've carefully tried every viable home remedy I could get my hands on, but nothing seems to help...

    The other eye is completely fine.

    It's driving me insane and I can't see a doctor right now.

    Is there someone else that has experienced something like this? Have you been treated?

    Help!

Responses

  • 1 month ago

    RE: Don't know what it is and it won't go away!

    I would look at your diet. Cut out ALL gluten, grains (including corn), soy and dairy. A lot of skin issues come from the gut and present themselves in our facial tissue. Our eyes are a very sensitive mucous membrane, skin is thin, no oil glands are present. Keep tabs and journal on what you're eating and how your skin responds.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Don't know what it is and it won't go away!

    I have been having the same issue with left eye only. Have seen eye doctor and dermatologist with no answers. Getting ready to see allergist next but am not hopeful. The aesthetician at the hair salon says it is probably some kind of infection and to try and obtain an antibiotic. Easier said than done.
    If I get answers I will post here again for you.
  • 1 month ago

    RE: Don't know what it is and it won't go away!

    I have had this same problem for more than a year. My dermatologist prescribed Locoid Cream, which helped, but it kept coming back. I went eye makeup free, and began using Mary Kay (no, I do not sell MK, and this is the only MK product I use) Extra Emollient Night Cream. It goes on like vaseline (vaseline, didn't help), and that solved the problem. I've been doing this for about 2 months and so far, so good. If you try this, make sure you get a new unopened tube and use a q-tip to get it from the tube, lest you recontaminate your eye