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Treatments for Eyelid eczema

Treatment List for Eyelid eczema

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Eyelid eczema includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Treatment is aimed at reducing exposure to allergens which may involve measures such as:
  • Using air filters
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Bedding covers that protect against allergens
  • Hypoallergenic detergents and cleaning products
  • Wash bedding in hot water
  • Air mattress on hot or dry days
  • Dust room with a wet rag
  • Use a dust mite filter on the vacuum cleaner and vacuum regularly
  • Use mould resistant paint on bathroom walls
  • Remove obvious mould which can grow in dark, warm, damp areas
  • Be aware of other sources of mould e.g. pot plants, grasses, compost and water-based air conditioners
  • Keep nails short and wear a covering over the hands (gloves or socks) to avoid night-time scratching as the patient is often unaware that they are scratching
  • Using low-allergenic washing powders
  • Moisturise
  • Oils such as olive oil (extra-virgin) may be used as a moisturizer. Nut oils may be problematic for some people as they may contain protein allergens
  • Use topical antibacterial cream for infected eczema - oral antibiotics may be recommended in more severe cases.
  • Avoid environments that are excessively hot, cold or dry as they can exacerbate skin symptoms
  • Avoid any food, chemical or other triggers that may cause or exacerbate symptoms
  • Immunotherapy may be used to desensitise and individual who has a specific allergy
  • If symptoms do develop corticosteroid creams or topical immunomodulators may need to be used
  • Avoidance of environmental allergens and irritants. Measures include:
    • Using air filters
    • Hypoallergenic bedding
    • Bedding covers that protect against allergens
    • Hypoallergenic detergents and cleaning products
    • Wash bedding in hot water
    • Air mattress on hot or dry days
    • Dust room with a wet rag
    • Use a dust mite filter on the vacuum cleaner and vacuum regularly
    • Use mould resistant paint on bathroom walls
    • Remove obvious mould which can grow in dark, warm, damp areas
    • Be aware of other sources of mould e.g. pot plants, grasses, compost and water-based air conditioners
  • Avoid irritation from eye make-up and eye make-up removers
  • Frequent moisturising with non-perfumed products
  • Topical steroid therapy - use only weak steroids such as hydrocortisone for short periods and with caution
  • Topical pimecrolimus - may be used on the eyelids

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