12 days ago, I began a regimen of 2 Tblsp. of apple cider vinegar 2x a day. 4 days later, I awoke w/upper and lower eyelids that were swollen, red, itchy, and scaly. Other than the vinegar, I can't think of anything that is new and different about my routine. I have not worn any makeup since this started and I threw away everything that I WAS using prior to the problem.
Is it likely that the apple cider vinegar could have caused this (4 days later) or does it sound more like an external topical type of reaction? Once the culprit is determined (if possible)and eliminated how long does one's symptoms typically take to go away?
Yesterday, day 11 since this problem started, I rubbed aloe vera (directly from a plant) on the affected areas. It seems that the swelling is slightly less and the redness is drastically improved today. I noticed a brown spotty residue on my eyelids when I woke up this morning after having used the aloe vera before bedtime. Does this tell anyone anything?