I'm losing my mind. Has anyone experienced flaky skin on their eyelids?

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Hi guys,

The past couple of months I've broke out in a flaky rash around my eyelids. This is hindering my eyesight, making it painful to blink or touch when it has flared up.

It flakes a lot also

I have no idea what is causing it. I'm not stressed, I haven't changed my diet, I'm not using fragrance washing detergent.. I'm at a loss

I've been to the doctors and seen a skin specialist who tell me it's eczema.

I've used all the creams given but it doesn't even reduce the flaring.

I constantly feel run down.. should I ask for bloods to be taken??

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    Hi, Nicola.

    I have eczema. I always have red skin around eyes for hey fever. I wash my face and eyes after get home from outside. Pollens are everywhere all through year. Antihystamin works for this.

    I got blood tests over 20 times. No of results showed me what was trigger.

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    Hi Nicola are you UK? Have you seen an actual dermatologist? I know these are very far and few in the UK at the moment, we have over 200 vacancies but it is a dermatologist you need. And even try your opticians but seek out a really good one. If you feel run down all the time this could mean you need bloods doing overall and also for your thyroid but again you need more than the general thyroid bloods doing.

    best wishes

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    Does the rash extend to your eyebrows? And what creams where you prescribed?
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    Hey Nicola, 

    I had the same issue and it might be an ingredient in your hair products or eyeshadow/eyebrow makeup. I was allergic to the anatasia eyebrow gel, you should do a patch test to know what chemicals you are allergic to.

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