Eyelid dermatitis is actually one of the most common conditions of the eyes, and it is also one of the most common eczema disorders.
The reason this condition occurs in the eye area is because the skin thickness of the eyelids is only about 10 percent of the other areas of the face. Also, the eyes are commonly rubbed by the hand, which leads to contamination of the area. Eyelid dermatitis can be quite uncomfortable, and affect a person's self-image. However, with the right treatment, the condition can clear up in no time.
There are two different types of dermatitis on the eyelids: one is caused by outside irritations and the other caused by an infection of the eye. When it is caused by irritants, the thin layer of the skin allows products to penetrate the area at a rapid rate. The eyes are designed to keep out irritants, but when substances come into contact with the eyelid, the normal flushing method of protection does not work.
Those who have this type of eczema may experience several symptoms, including:
In order to effectively treat eyelid dermatitis, the cause for the condition must first be detected. If make-up caused the condition to occur, due to sensitivity to the product, it is first recommended that the product is avoided in order to stop further irritation. Antibiotics, topical creams, and steroid creams are also effective form of treatment for eyelid dermatitis.
Preventing dermatitis on the eyelids can be done by:
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