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How to cure acute dermatitis in the eyelids?

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Published At June 2, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have red, puffy, dry, itchy, and sore eyelids with runny nose and sore throat due to allergy for the past one week. I take Benadryl cough syrup and use antihistamine eye drops. Please help.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your eyes looks normal and your eyelids are affected. It is due to adverse drug reaction to eye drops you have used. This condition is called acute dermatitis. I assume that this is the only area that is affected since you did not mention any other affected areas like the neck or arms. I recommend stopping the eye drops and suggest using Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) cough syrup once daily and a non-sedating antihistamine tablet Loratadine 10 mg one tablet once daily for five to seven days. Apply a moisturizer or hydrocortisone (steroids) cream over the dry eyelid, twice daily for one week and avoid touching the eyes.

Consult a doctor if the symtoms do not improve.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Radela Yvonne L. Ramos-cortes
Dr. Radela Yvonne L. Ramos-cortes

Allergy Specialist

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