I have got pretty bad eczema. I have been using Doublebase gel that my GP gave me, but does not seem to be working. What is annoying is that I have noticed very deep wrinkles under my eyes where my skin is mostly dry. Could I get rid of these? I am only 18 and I cannot even look in the mirror or smile because of these lines. I also have allergies and my eyes water and itch a lot usually during the night. I have now tried many creams and oils including coconut oil, cocoa butter, Hydrocortisone, Doublebase gel, E45, baby oil and many more, but none seem to work. I just want answers for these. Hope you can help. Thank you.
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I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
1. You seem to be suffering from atopic dermatitis.
2. The wrinkles you are referring to could be actually Dennie-Morgan folds (folds below the lower eyelid as a result of edema) seen in atopic dermatitis. They will get better with the treatment of your eczema.
1. Along with moisturizing lotions, you should take antihistamines like tablet Hydroxyzine 10 mg twice daily.
2. If it still does not respond, I recommend mid potent steroids like Mometasone instead of Hydrocortisone to my patients.
3. For your watery eyes, artificial tear drops, like ones containing Carboxymethyl cellulose will be beneficial.
1. Use a gentle soapless cleansing lotion for bathing like Cetaphil cleansing lotion.
2. Wear only cotton clothes.
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