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Question: Itchy face,eye lids, and chest with red eyes


 lee parker - Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:41 am

I have been suffering with itching eye lids, face, and the upper area of my chest. I have had an allergy tested performed, went weeks without wearing make up, and use steroid cremes to make the itch more tolerable. Neither have worked and we have ruled out allergies as the cause. I was prescribed retin-a for the small red bumbs that appeared on my face and chest. I take steroid shots for the swelling, and a once daily antihistamine. At night time when I go to bed and wake up my eyes are red and inflammed. I have to constantly use eye drops to relieve the redness.

If you don't mind helping me I would greatly appreciated. Also, are there some natural solutions to relieve the itch? The antihistamines are no longer effective. Thank you for you time. Have a good day :)
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:54 am

User avatar Hello,You havepossibly atopic tendency ie an inherited allergy which causes the dry skin and recurrent eczematization.Eye lid contact dermatitis is mostly transferred from the fingers.Eg nail polish,nickel dermatitis from coins etc.Plant pollens could again could cause flare up during seasons.Other than medications oatmeal baths can be very useful to control itching.Do consult your doctor.Best wishes.

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