(Closed) Fed up with eyelid irritation – help

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Who should I see?
    GP : (9 votes)
    69 %
    Optometrist : (2 votes)
    15 %
    Someone else I'll mention in comments : (2 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I didn’t mention this before, but you may want to consider seeing an allergist. The type on skin problem you describe is almost always a reaction to something… whether it be cosmetics, soaps, food, etc. They’d be able to do skin tests to help you identify and eliminate the cause instead of just giving you creams and whatnot to treat it.

    Post # 18
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    AB Bride:  I got eczema on my eyelid and my gp suggested a teeny tiny amount of hydrocortisone on the spot once a day.  Do NOT get it in your eye.  (his instructions)  Also, try cutting out eye makeup and see if that helps.  Mine was triggered by some chemical in my eyelid primer.  I switched brands and I never got it again.

    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Rustic barn/ pavilion

    AB Bride:  I think that depends on your insurance. If you call a general Ophthalmologist and discribe your problem… if your insurance doesn’t require a referral, they will probably go ahead and see you.And they can tell you if you need a referral…  they may even call your GP to get it. Working in ophthalmology I have just seen a lot of people AFTER trying to be treated by their GP and dermatologist and getting worse our docs would have rather they didn’t have non-eye docs treating issues around people’s eyes.

    Post # 23
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Rustic barn/ pavilion

    AB Bride:  Yikes, where are you located?

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I would call your dermatologist anyway. If it’s around your eye it could affect your vision if you get an infection IN your eye. They’d probably see you sooner rather than later. Tell him to call you if someone cancels. 

    Post # 27
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Rustic barn/ pavilion

    AB Bride:  I’m sorry… it is different getting into a specialist where you are. I would suggest using a warm compress over the eye. GENTLY do the baby shampoo wash..pat dry. Cover eye area with a cool cloth for a moment and then carefully dab on some coconut oil. That should loosen the flaky skin and soothe the area.

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