Posted by Julie
on October 13, 1999 at 09:46:10:
In Reply to: Re: EYE LID RASH posted by Dr Chuck on June 30, 1999 at 09:45:29:
I was in India in February. When I returned I had several problems with both of my eyes, including pink eye, strep, staff, and what they thought was blufaritis. I also had abraisions on my eyes and had to wear patches. I have been on many eye drops, eye gels, etc. My doctor has put me on an allergy pill (I've never had allergies before, and they didn't do any tests). The strep and pink eye is gone, but my eye lids - one more than the other, are swollen and have itchy dry skin. The red, itchy, dry part is not near the eye lashes in fact it is more by the crease. I have tried using baby shampoo eye washes, and they seem to get even more swollen, red, and painful, but the dry skin isn't as noticable. I am starting to get dry skin below my eye and on other parts of my face (but it isn't as bad as on my eyelid, and it doesn't itch). I was wearing contact lenses while in India, but have not worn them for 6 months due to this problem. I have stopped using any make-up and am careful about what soaps/cleansers I use. I have also noticed some itchy scalp symptoms. I wash my hair daily with shampoo that allergy users would use... I am 30 years old, and work on a computer for most of the day, and work out regularly. The only other medical problem I have, and I don't think it is related, is 2 weeks ago while on vacation and doing a lot of walking, my blood pooled in my ankles. Since then my calves and feet ache, burn, and feel numb.
: : HAS ANYONE EVER HAVE JUST ONE EYE LID GET RED, ITCHY AND CAUSE A RED SCAR WITH WHITE PLAQUEY SCALES DURING EITHER THE DAY OR NIGHT. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS AND HAD IT ON AND OFF FOR A MONTH. IT COULD NOT BE THE SHAMPOOS I USE I TRIED DIFFERENT ONES AND CHANGED SKIN CARE PRODUCTS AND MAKE UP AND WHY JUST ONE EYE. I USED VITAMIN E TO TRY AND CLEAR IT UP AND STAYED AWAY FROM POWDER OR CREME EYESHADOWS. I ALSO GOT KIND OF ITCHY ALL OVER M BODY AND REALLY FATIGUED. I USE A COMPUTER ALOT AND WEBTV. IS IT EYE STRAIN ??? ON ONE EYE? OR DERMATITIS OR SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS, LUPUS, LYME, ETC. I AM FINE OTHERWISE, JUST FEVERISH LATELY AND I GET FLUSHED ON AND OFF. I AM 41, MARRIED NO CHILDREN AND WORK IN A DOCTORS OFFICE AND DO TYPING ON THE SIDE FOR ONE DOCTOR. I ALSO SELL MAGNETS...FOR THERAPUETIC USE. OTHER THAN CLEANING AND NOW GARDENING I CAN'T SEE THE PROBLEM OF THE ITCHY, RED, SCALY, ALMOST RAW AND CRACKED EYE WHICH SOMETIMES IS HARD TO OPEN AND HARD TO GET THE LID TO FUNCTION. IT IS BETTER NOW SO FAR. ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ANY IDEAS IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. I AM GOING FOR BLOOD TESTS TO DETERMINE ANY UNDERLYING DISEASE OR ALLERGY.
: : THANKS
: The won't tell you what yu are doing or eating that is causing your problem. It may help, but you need to find out what you are doing that is causing the toxic condition that is bringing about the symptoms you describe.
: The topical applications may give temporary relief but they only add to the toxins you need to remove.