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What causes your upper eyelids to begin peeling and

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What causes your upper eyelids to begin peeling and flaking???

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Peeling and flaking of the eyelids is often due to blepharitis. It is treated with warm compresses, scrubbing of the lid margin with baby shampoo, application of tobramicin and dexamethasone eye ointment at bedtime( prescription drug). If it persists then a short course of oral Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for 2 weeks is needed.

You can start with the lid scrub with baby shampoo and warm compresses and consult an ophthalmologist if it does not improve by a week.

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