Posted by: Denise | 2009-09-22


I have eczema on my eyelids for the past 6 weeks. The lids are swollen, inflamed and very dry. I hava had the condition previously - 5 years ago and was given a cream containing cortisone which I found damaged the skin. i am not sure what to use now and have been using tissue oil to try and replace the moisture in the skim.
Please help!

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Hi Denise
Tissue oil and moisturizing is important but won't help for the inflammation - please see a dermatologist - you may need some of the new medications like tacrolimus if cortisone doesn't work. What damage did the cortisone do?
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Denise | 2009-09-29

Dr. Bets thank you for your reply. When I previously used cortisone cream (on and off over a 3 year period) the skin on my eyelids became thin and fragile causing premature aging.

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