took him to docs as the skin around one eye was very red...got some ointment and told it was a skin infection used ointment 3 times a day.
After 2 weeks still not clear, back to another dr who said it was exzema told her it def wasnt so she perscribed me a cream that was an antibiotic and steriod in she said use it twice a day and it will clear in a couple of days.
Well it hasnt,Im really worried now.
What do you think? Im fretting now as a local child has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer aroudn eye socket - dr's thought it was a stye!
I'm sorry, didn't mean to frighten you! Just passing on info that when my son saw the hosp dermatologist, for patchy red skin, he said prolonged use of steroid creams which the GP prescribed can cause the skin to become permanently thinner. I can't imagine 4 days is any where near 'prolonged', and perhaps you should keep it up a bit longer in case it takes a while to work.
But the most useful advice for us from the hospital consultant was to just try very basic emmoillents ( probably spelt wrong)like E45 or diprobase - both readily available from the chemist - for both washing instead of soap (it's a bit strange at first because it goes all globby inthe bath) and moisturising, and it worked wonders, for both my son and also for me when I tried it.
Still no better - I havent used steriod cream today. after 5 days of using it the skin aroudn his eye has started to peel leaving his skin all flakey and sore looking, really not happy with this at all.
The last doc said she thought it was exzema but he's never had this in his life! Plus no where else on his body is affect just the area around one of his eyes.
Taking him back tomorrow to see one of the good doc's down at the surgery if I can get in as its half day.
Poor mite, it sounds really painful. I'm not sure what it is, it doesn't sound like cellulitis, it could be eczema and requires a different cream. Has he been rubbing it? Ingrowing eyelash? I'd be tempted to ask for a dermatologist referal.