What Is Eyelid Dermatitis?

Q:
What is eyelid dermatitis?

A:
Eyelid dermatitis is a common condition that makes the skin on or around the eyelid become dry, itchy and irritated.

Common forms of eyelid dermatitis include:

  • Allergic contact dermatitis. An allergic reaction that causes inflammation.
  • Irritant contact dermatitis. Eyelids contact with a substance that damages the outer layer of the skin.
  • Atopic contact dermatitis. A form of eczema.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis. A common condition that causes the skin to be inflamed.

Eyelid dermatitis has following symptoms:

  • Itching.
  • Swelling.
  • Pain or burning feeling.
  • Red rash.
  • Scaly, irritated skin.
  • Thickened, creased skin.

If you have eyelid dermatitis, you had better have your skin checked in hospital to know the exact type of your dermatitis. Knowing the type of your dermatitis will help your doctor find a most suitable way of treatment.

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