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oh right ok. so what do you think to my symptons?
It sounds like you have been through a lot with your eyes. Eczema is a good thought however I wonder if there is more then one thing going here.....
I still think you are having some type of allergic reaction and I think you also might have something called blepharitis.
Eyelid swelling is commonly due to a few different things: 1. Allergies, 2. Styes, 3. Blepharitis, 4. Acne Rosacae, 5. Skin infections
yes, i have heard of that but on deeper investigation with that condition most of what I have read doesnt seem to relate to what is going on with me, i have kept an eye on everyday soaps washing powder etc and nothing has changed in my routine. it seems to come and go and now is quite 'angry' there just seems to be no pattern to this and my doctor wont or cant help me?
Is your MD a internal medicine doctor?
no, they are just normal day to day doctors, i was thinking of going back to be transferred to a dermatologist? what treatments would/ could you suggest?
Other causes of eyelid swelling include less common things such as orbital inflammation, tumors and thyroid eye disease. These don't seem to be an issue in your case.
I agree with you. You should make an appt. with a dermatologist. If your vision/eyeball seems to be involved you should also see an ophthalmologist. While you are waiting to see them I suggest you do a couple of simple things.
First, stop all makeup around your eyes just incase this is adding to your probems (although this may not be the case). Also, get some baby shampoo and, in the shower, put the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyelids and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes with your soapy fingers.
This will help to remove any allergens from the area and will also treat any blepharitis, which may be contributing to your symptoms. Has you MD tried a mild steroid cream applied to your eyelids?
putting a small amount of hydrocortazone cream 1% on the affected areas 2-3x/day should help. The only problem with this is, if you are going to see a dermatologist, using a steroid cream before seeing her may make it more difficult for her to make an accurate diagnosis.
How long do you think it would it take you to be seen by a dermatologist?
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