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Dr. Chip, General pratice
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 26789
Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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I have redness, puffiness and dryness around my eyes. That

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I have redness, puffiness and dryness around my eyes. That won't go away. It itches and burns. I keep having flare ups
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: I've been using aquaphor on it and also an antibiotic cream from the doctor- but it isn't helping. It's been going on for over a month
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 23 days ago.

Hello and welcome. I'm Dr Chip

Can you post a photo on this page?

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
I'm not sure if it worked?
Customer: replied 23 days ago.
Am I still connected?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 23 days ago.

Got it--thanks.

Do you have any medical conditions?

Customer: replied 23 days ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 23 days ago.

OK. This isn't a skin infection.

It's an allergic reaction and we may never determine what the trigger is.

Instead of an antibiotic cream I would prescribe you Claritin 10 mg daily and either give you an injecti0n of Depomedrol--a cortisone like medication--or a Medrol DosePak which is the same but taken orally.

You should ask your doctor about these.

Please let me know if you need any more information