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Itchy eyelid Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Itchy eyelid. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had an itchy eyelid?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Is it unilateral or bilateral?
  3. Are you itchy on any other part of the body?

    Why: to determine if itch is generalized or localized.

  4. Are there any skin lesions on the eyelid that preceded the itching?
  5. Do you have an allergic tendency?

    Why: e.g. asthma, hay fever - may suggest atopic dermatitis (eczema).

  6. Do you have a past history of a similar skin eruption?

    Why: may suggest atopic dermatitis (eczema).

  7. Have you recently used any new cosmetics, hair sprays or make-ups?

    Why: may indicate possible allergic reaction with itchy eyelids.

  8. Past history of skin cancers?

    Why: may indicate increased risk of eyelid basal cell cancers (BCC), squamous cell cancers (SCC) and malignant melanomas of the eyelid.

  9. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. blepharitis may be associated with seborrheic dermatitis, eczema or Rosacea.

  10. Known allergies?

    Why: e.g. food allergies, insect allergies, drug allergy.

  11. Family history?

    Why: e.g. allergies, atopic dermatitis (eczema).

  12. Eyelash symptoms?

    Why: e.g. matting and crusting of eyelashes may suggest blepharitis.

  13. Symptoms of atopic dermatitis (eczema)?

    Why: e.g. dry itchy red skin that may have crusting, scaling or weeping. Has a predilection for the skin flexures, front and sides of neck, eyelids, forehead, face, wrists, back of hands and feet.

  14. Symptoms of blepharitis?

    Why: e.g. eyelids have burning, itching and red margins, eyelashes may have crusting and scales, discharge or stickiness especially in the morning. If present for years there may be loss of eyelashes or distortion (in-growing) of the eyelashes. There may be a Staphylococcal bacterial infection which can cause severe inflammation with pus-like discharge.

  15. Symptoms of trachoma?

    Why: e.g. watering eye, intense redness of the eye, scarring under the eyelids, ulcers on the surface of the eye, eyelid turn inwards and eyelashes scratch the surface of the eye. Trachoma is especially prevalent in outback areas and in aboriginal communities where hygiene may not be adequate.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Itchy eyelid:

The following list of conditions have 'Itchy eyelid' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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