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Is This Eyelid Eczema? It Hurts.

hello doctors, i have had this for a long time.i am always in pain because of this.i have tried from pure aloe vera to vaseline.i applied aquaphor and it kind of made it worse. it hurts there,turns red and sometimes gets swollen and burns.i used tazorac and i think thats what caused it.and nivea and ponds cream made it so much worse.please help

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Painful eyelid rash

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This could be ezcema, especially if you have a personal or family of ezcema, hayfever or allergies. It could also be an allergic reaction to perfumes, nail polish, new makeup etc. Even if you buy the same makeup, they could have changed the formulation, without you knowing it. You probably need a cortisone ointment to make it better. If you are allergic to lanolin, Aquaphor would make it worse.

New York Dermatologic Surgeon

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