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Dermatitis - eyelids
You may have dermatitis secondary to contact allergies. When eyelids itch, the tendency is to rub - which means hand to eyelid contact and more potential for allergens to land on the lid. I would recommend cool compresses with a clean wash cloth, NO EYELID RUBBING, and avoid lotions and potions until the skin clears up. If you must apply something for comfort, I would recommend a lubricating ophthalmic ointment available over-the-counter. If this doesn't clear up, see an ophthalmologist for additional suggestions. Rubbing causes inflammation, thickened skin, chronic changes including a crepe-paper appearance, detachment or stretching of muscles, tendons, ligaments. After the irritation clears, use some basic, gentle, hypoallergenic products - cleanser, sun screen, moisturizer. Dermatologist offices and some oculoplastics offices carry product lines that are specific to your needs. Best wishes.
Irritation under eye
There are a large number of things that could be going on. This is not the sort of thing we should advise you on over the internet. I strongly encourage you to see a doctor.
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