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eczema on eye lids?

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kiskidee Tue 20-Feb-07 00:29:11

it won't do his eyelid any harm.

have you ever tried aveeno lotion? my dd would be a scabby little thing without it.

eidsvold Tue 20-Feb-07 02:01:27

is it eczema or is it something called blepahritis - where around the eye lash gets very dry and the skin does not peel away ( not a good description) My dd1 suffered from this a lot. All we had to do was to wipe her eyelid with a solution of warm water and a drop or two of baby shampoo ( no tears formula) and it would clear up in no time.

kiskidee Tue 20-Feb-07 02:05:38

hi eidsvold. we've not 'met' here for a while and i hope you still remember me. are you pg in case you don't mind me rudely asking as a little bit of my brain seems to think you are?

littlemissnobody Tue 20-Feb-07 02:27:51

I used to get eczema on my eyelids and it's horrid. I used a combination of Aveeno lotion, Aqueous Cream (which always stings) and 0.4% hydrocortisone Ointment (available on prescription only).

I hope your DS's eyelid gets better. Poor thing.

littlemissnobody Tue 20-Feb-07 02:28:17

0.5% (not 0.4)

BirdyArms Tue 20-Feb-07 02:56:42

I have had eczema on my eyelids 2 or 3 times. I've tried various natural remedies but the only thing that's got rid of it is 0.5% hydrocortizone. Using it for about a week has cleared my eczema up. As littlemissnobody says can only get it on prescription - doesn't make sense when you can buy 1% over the counter.

eidsvold Tue 20-Feb-07 05:03:51

yes kiskidee - c-section due 4 weeks on Friday!!

kiskidee Tue 20-Feb-07 08:34:52

sorry for hijack, but congrats eidsvold!!

williamsmummy Tue 20-Feb-07 10:40:22

I get eyelid ezcema from using johnsons baby oil as a make up remover.

I would be cautious as sometimes the ezcema is a reaction to the mites that live on eye lashes. Sometimes a fungel reaction can happen.
I would pop to the GP for advice.

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climbingrosie Tue 20-Feb-07 18:13:26

Hmm, sounds like what my DS often gets too, I always thought it was eczma too but now you've got me wondering. My ds gets it most when he has a cough or cold though so might be linked, and he gets asthma too.

Could it be an allergic reaction to something? Are they itchy?

eidsvold Tue 20-Feb-07 21:57:17

try the baby shampoo thing that I suggested - from what you described it could be blepharitis.

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