Sometime ago, someone posted a question about a condition in which they suffered from chronic red, itchy, flaky, swollen (yes-really ugly)eyelids. I had the same condition intermittently myself. I am not a physician, but did some research, and found that seborrheic dermatitis could be the culprit. The condition is related apparently to yeast in your system. If you suspect this, you can have a yeast count performed by your physician. Even if there is no yeast growth, you may lack some beneficial bacteria called lactobacillus species & bifidobaterium.
I think your post may have been deleted/purged, but if you're still out there suffering with this condition and have not found something that works with the help of your physician (or feel like you're being treated for an improper diagnosis), here are some ideas that have worked for others. There is a shampoo (and a cream) called nizoral that worked for me. I believe you can get both at walgreen's. I suffered intermittently for years from the condition, which usually worsened in the winter. Be careful not to get it in your eyes. I applied the shampoo to my eyelids with eyes shut tight, left on for one minute, and rinsed thoroughly. I did this 3 times over two days, and the condition cleared up completely.
I have heard others have had success with one-pill dose of the pill difulcan (used to treat yeast "infections") . Another natural remedy that has worked for people is acidophilus (you can get at the health food store - 30 pills for about $14). There is an otc product too, called acidophilus pearls (by enzymatic therapy) that can work if its a yeast related condition. Many yogurts also contain acidophilus, so you may want to include in your diet.
Remember that other conditions can cause similar symptoms, including herpes simplex I virus (the same virus that 97% of us carry and that causes cold sores), and blepharitis can have similar symptoms. Good luck and god bless your health!
Nizoral shampoo worked. I never found the cream. washed entire eye area morning & evening for a week, itching and burning stopped almost immediately. It is taking a while longer for skin to return to its previous appearance -- soft & smooth. Also, washed all my makeup brushes and threw away a LOT of eyemakeup.
You know, I have to try that Nizoral! I have itchy eyelids, and my eyes start to burn every 8 or 9 hours if I dont wash my face immediately. I was told that I have blepharitis. But I also have systemic yeast. I wonder if the yeast caused the blepharitis ? Probably so.... Where can I buy this Nizoral?
My nephew had a rash under his arm (red and itchy) the doc.said it was a yeast infection and treated him with hydrocortisone (3-4 dollars at walgreens) i used it on my red itchy swollen eyelids and saw immediate results.its great to be normal again.be sure to replace your eye shadow,liner etc. i hope this works for others as well as it did for me.
I tried many expensive creams, aloe, soaps, and contact solutions. Nothing helped until I was talking to my dad who was told to use the Wal-Mart brand lotion for dry skin. The doctor could give a script for the lotion but Wal-Mart markets it under Equate. I tried it and within 12 hours my eyes were no longer red. I use it daily; once in the morning and once at bed. A little cream goes a long ways. I am thankful it cleared up. Equate has no fragrence or coloring and it comes in a round container.
I suffered with this intermittently for several weeks and traced the condition to a wheat sensitivity. To control the symptoms, reduce inflammation and itching, I used Quercetin (inflammation) and the homeopathic remedy Urtica Urens (itching) until symptoms subsided. Then I eliminated all wheat-containing products, including bread, cereals and soy sauce/tamari. I may introduce them at a later date but for now I'm playing it safe! Hope this helps anyone who's suffering from this condition.
7 days ago I awoke w/red, swollen, itchy, and flaky eyelids. My cheeks and my neck are also flaky and itchy. I haven't used any new products. I haven't used make-up at all during this period and threw I out all of it in hopes of quickly returning to normal and starting fresh. I assume that I touched something that I spread onto these areas.
Just yesterday I started using "Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion" and switched to Baby Shampoo. I awoke today with the same appearance, but the lotion has been very soothing whereas others burned.
Does anyone know how long a topical allergic reaction typically takes to clear out of one's system? Can a dermatologist administer some type of shot that might speed my system up to looking normal again?
i started to have a dry patch of skin under my eye it got worse and spread all round my right eye then started on my left. i would wake up with swollen puffy eyelids not very attractive :/ the skin would scaley and itchy, then i developed a random patch of skin on the side of my face i went on many websites like this and came to the conclusion it was eczema my doctor just said it was a reaction, i stopped using make up and moisturisers didnt go away. I did a bit more research and noticed one comment saying nail varnish can cause eczema, i use nail varnish everyday, its now been 5 days since ive used any and the eczema has gone down dramatically, also i used hydrocortizone cream it didnt do anything, i realise now it was because i was still using nail varnish, hope this helps someone because i know its horrible