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Hello, I am new to this forum. I have been struggling with a pretty bad skin "rash" around the eyes since July. I live in sweden and have not had much help from the doctors here but I am due to see a dermatologist finally tomorrow. I have been researching almost compulsively about the conditions that could cause a rash similar to what it is that I have. It is very small papules that start as red dots without a head and then progress to small tiny pearls paupules that either linger for months or eventually disappear only for three or four more to appear somewhere else. The "rash sits atop quite red and inflamed skin. My eyes arent involved much and there is no dandruff or crust on the lashes or lids. Its only the skin to the side of the eyes and just below the lower lashes but never touching the lashes. It looks to me exactly like perioral dermatitis but only occurs around the eyes. Has anyone ever known of perioral dermatitis to exist around the eyes only with no symptoms appearing on the chin, nose or around mouth?
Thanks so much in advance for any help. I am obsessed. I took every known allergen and sugar out of my diet but have added a little bit of milk back with a cup of coffee and I occasionally add back nuts and once in a whil..and cinnamon. (because nothing works anyway!) I did notice that when I ran out of non flourinated toothpaste and switched to refular flouride toothpaste. I had an enormous breakout the next days. Not sure its related. Finding the cause of this is like finding a needle in a haystack (this is what my doctor told me too...basically meaning...good luck...you're on your own!)
Also...tea tree seemed to help for a couple of days then got really irritated, blephaclean wipes calm the area but don't get rid of the rash...even though I really do not think its blepharitis.
Anyway, back to original question...does anyone know if perioral dermatitis can occur around eyes only without the "perioral" part. I guess this would be called periocular dermatitis?
Thanks a million,
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