When I sweat or cry I break out if raw BLISTERS on my eyelids, under my eyebrows and all around my eyes.
Family Dr prescribed Elocon which relieved it quick.
But it returns every time I get the slightest bit warm it returns.
(my eylids sweat a LOT, which is weird but they do..
I AM gonna be 60 and my skin tends to get very hot for no logical reason sometimes)
I became worried that maybe its cancer or something contagious?
I went to a Dermatologist.
He said it's Eczema.
He said absolutely do not ever use a steriod like Elocon near my eyes!
He prescribed Elidel.
Sure enough the Elidel got rid of it but it also blurred my sight badly and gave me monster headaches in just 3 days.
I asked for a diff prescription.
He prescribes Protopic.
This time I looked it up before buying it. It stated you can NOT use it near eyes.
what the heck..the problem is on my eyelids!
Both the Elidel and Protopic have governement Black Box cancer warnings stateing that continued use WILL cause cancer.
I can't beleive he prescribed such dangerous meds for my eyelids!
Went back to the Dermotologist.
His only answer is to use Mimyx (prescribed cream) and only use Dove soap. He gave me samples of the Mimyx and Dove soap.
Mimyx is great feeling cream and it cost $149 a tube. Won't cure a thing but it does make the skin feel nice between outbreaks. My ins won't cover it.
I had been useing Baby Magic Body Wash on my face (the no tears kind) So he wants me switching so I'm useing Aveeno (oatmeal based) cleaning bars now. Dove is nice gentle soap but I prefer something that is not stinging to the eyes!
So I'm discusted with the answers from my Dermatologist but at least I know the blisters on my eyelids and around my eyes are simply a form of eczema.
It got up to 80 a week or so ago and being outside made me pirspire.
I came in, washed my face with cold water.. put slices of cold cucumbers over my eyelids a while and hoped I would not break out in blisters.
The next morning I had terrible blisters under my eybrows, under my eyes, in the skin of the corners of my eyes the top of my nose but... not on my eyelids themsleves this time.
So I'm gonna keep a cucumber in the refridgerator for this summer.
BUT for the break out blisters this time I applied over-the-counter Cetaphil cream.
Cool Relief. Took a only few days to get rid of the blisters.
so I am currently converted to useing Cetaphil.
Summer isn't here but I've my sneak peak and I hope I have some control this year.
BTW the only over-the-counter cream or lotion I have found that actually states on the label that it is "safe on eyelids".. is Ponds cold cream.
So currently each night I am putting the cold cream on my eyelids and the Cetaphil on the surrounding area.. in hopes to rebuild my skin barriers so it doesn't react so badly come summer.