Treating Eczema on Eyelids
Eczema can affect any part of your body with skin and is normally not a major concern; however eczema on eyelids can be extremely troubling. The flaking and dry skin can fall off and act as an irritant in your eyes. If you are driving and have dry, cracked, and possible bloody eyelids caused by eczema then you will understand how eczema on eyelids is one of the most dangerous places to get eczema.
Eyelid eczema is not only irritating and uncomfortable, but can also make you appear really strange-looking. If your eczema breakout is extremely red, then it may look like you are on drugs or really tired. You can try to cover up your eczema with makeup, but the makeup may act as an irritant and cause your eczema to itch more and get even redder.
Eczema on eyelids can cause your eyes to swell and impair your vision. If you are experiencing vision trouble from your eczema then it is imperative that you go to a dermatologist. The dermatologist can offer advice and tips on how to deal with your eczema such as not scratching it, keeping your skin lubricated, and he/she may also advise you to change your soap if it is deemed to be a potential irritant to your skin condition. A dermatologist can also prescribe any eczema medication such as corticosteroids.
In addition to keeping you skin moisturized and taking any prescribed medications, you may also want to begin taking a daily vitamin pack. Eczema cannot be cured, but you can keep it under control.
The psychological trauma that can be caused by a visible outbreak of eczema can be very daunting to an individual. When your eyelids are swollen, red, and the skin is cracked it can appear as if you are under the influence of drugs or a victim of domestic battery. A simply trip to the grocery store will often be met by the stares of numerous people wondering what is wrong with you. By keeping your eczema under control, you will feel much more confident when you go out in public.
Eczema on eyelids can be especially hard for children and teenagers who are still in school. Kids can torment each other and be very cruel. If you or your child suffers from eczema on eyelids then it is imperative that you meet with a dermatologist and work with him/her to develop a treatment plan. There is no need to live with eczema. Although eczema cannot be cured, the associated effects of eczema can be limited so that it doesn't embarrass you and won't itch as much. A dermatologist can advise you on what anti-fungal cream may work for your eyelids. What works great for eczema on the rest of your body could be potentially dangerous if you apply it to your eyelids and then some of the cream gets into your eye.
Don’t let eczema on eyelids keep you from going out in public. There are many simple steps such as consistently applying a moisturizer to the skin to help keep your skin from peeling and turning red. And, of course, it always helps to see your dermatologist if you need more of a comprehensive treatment plan for eczema on eyelids.
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