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Eczema around eyes

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Ploppymoodypants Sat 12-Nov-16 20:36:37

I suffer with eczema around my eyes and mouth. This is usually only in the winter. It is pretty painful and my eyelids swell up, thicken and look awful. When they are sore they are also oozy. Steroid creams are a problem as they can cause cataract. I also don't like using them, just for what they are really. Has anyone got any top tips for this. I currently have to wear sunglasses to work, which then leads to me having to explain a million times a day, as I meeting different clients constantly throughout.
My lips are helped by blistex of all things, but around rest of mouth (under nose, chin etc) this makes it worse. It's not anywhere else on my body, just face ☹️

bluecashmere Sat 12-Nov-16 20:42:37

This might sound strange, but try Bepanthen. I know it's supposed to be for bums but I recommend it!

Buzzardbird Sat 12-Nov-16 20:43:04

I suffer from optical eczema, which is very rare but the effects of this are that my eyes water so badly that I end up with eczema under my eyes and down my face from the constant tears.
A very nice MNr on here told me to go to Body Shop and ask for samples of the Aloe Vera eye serum. Whilst I was there I asked for the entire facial range of the Aloe Vera and the difference was remarkable! Within 2 weeks my sore, wrinkled eyes were almost back to normal and now that the optical eczema is controlled you would never know that a year or so ago I too was wearing sunglasses in the middle of winter and hiding my face.

Please try it, it might work for you too. The samples cost nothing.

DanicaJones Sat 12-Nov-16 20:45:04

I rub diprobase on my eyes as often as I can for mine. At least morning and evening, and it keeps it under control. It sounds like yours has got quite bad though so I'd speak to your GP.

Ploppymoodypants Sat 12-Nov-16 20:47:34

Wow thank you. I have seen GP but they just dish out steroids. I use diprobase twice a dat on arms and legs which keeps it at bay from those areas, but not face. Great tip though.

Off to the nearest big smoke tomorrow to check out body shop and the bebanthem.

Thank you

Buzzardbird Sat 12-Nov-16 21:13:09

Also try this

free samples

BusterGonad Sun 20-Nov-16 07:03:23

The Body Shop aloe Vera range has live bio cultures in so it strengthens your actual skin. I used that when I had dry sore red eyes. I also bought the whole range.

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