eczema on eyelids

Wellington, New Zealand

#106 Jan 20, 2011
I've used Eumovate cream to help with my cracked dry eyelids, this was recommended by my Dermatologist for sensitive areas and now my eyelids are back to normal.
Check out this blog I found which offers some free information on how to help treat differnt types of eczema.
Definitely contains some pretty cool stuff, worth a read

Since: Feb 11

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#107 Feb 15, 2011
Proper use of moisturizer can help in controlling eczema. Try herbal or natural product like "Oils for Eczema” as a cure.

Adelaide, Australia

#108 Feb 19, 2011
Hi everyone,

I have had eyelid eczema for almost a year now and I've tried HEAPS of stuff on it. Hydrocortisones, rosehip oil, expensive Clinique anti-allergy moisturisers, plain old vaseline, QV creams, Medihoney, Paw Paw ointment and I've finally found something that doesn't make me want to rip my eyes to shreds: olive oil.

I rub it all over my face and them press a warm, damp flannel over the top to wash it off. If my eyelids are feeling dry still I rub olive oil on them. It really seems to help. I've been doing this and using the hydrocortisones when I have a flare up and it seems to really help with the itch. I wouldn't say it was a cure but it is the only thing that seems to have really helped in the last 6 months.

I don't know if this will work for anyone else but most of us have olive oil in the cupboard so it can't hurt. Very inexpensive, free of any detergents and chemicals and full of antioxidants. Very moisturising and soothing.

I use the extra-virgin kind. Not sure if that makes a difference or not.

Good on you all for soldiering on with this frustrating condition - I know it's not exactly cancer but it still really sucks!

Sarah xo

Cape Town, South Africa

#109 Feb 24, 2011
Sara from Toronto ON wrote:
hi, firstly, I'm sooooo glad & thankful I found this site. For 7 years, I have suffered with really bad eczema over my eyelids. Every morning, no matter how many thick layers of vaseline i put over my eyelids the night before, my eyelids would become crusty and dry and flaky the next morning. I have very dark circles around my eyes, so when I wore makeup, it would get even worst. My dermatoligist moved from one treatment to another - hydrocortisone cream, protopic, elidel. I used elidel for 1 year, to the point that I was pretty much addicted- if i went off for one day, my eyelids would flake up the next day. 2 weeks ago, I suffered an eczema attack. My eyelids were crusting and bleeding and sooo itchy. Elidel didn't even work. I became depressed and broke down one day. I went to the walk in clinic and despite my comment to the doctor that hydrocortisone doesn't work for me, he gave it to me again and the 1 percent hydrocortisone acetate worked just fine to stop the itching. Problem was, my eyelids were still very hard and tight and very dry - not soft like they should be. I softly peeled off these tight layers with a tweezer and this revealed soft skin below. The best way to KEEP the skin feel soft, for me anyway, was to put a lot of water over the area, and then while it is STILL MOIST, apply BURT;S BEES LIP AND HONEY LIP BALM as the comment above said. I haven't tried burt's bee's royal jelly cream, but I might do that considering the other comment below. I avoid putting make up over the area, and if i do, very lightly i use hypoallerginic makeup only (ie. Vichy has a really good concealer). I hope this comment helps someone - you might want ot try going back to a milder steroid even if your eczema seems really bad it might actually work better because its less stronger on the eyelid area. And the Burt's bee's product is really what i call my miracle cream. Oh, and another thing I've done too is I drink 1 tablespoon of omega 3 oil every morning. It helps a lot to work from the inside out. MY eyelids finally, for the first time after many years, feel soft when I wake up in the morning. I hope this helps someone out there- don't give up. There is relief.

For the past three weeks I have been taking a tablespoon of Omega 3-6-9 oil on an empty stomach before breakfast (to assist in weight loss). A side effect - my eczema is looking better and my skin is looking great! Maybe this does help a bit. Even thought the eczema has not disappeared entirely, it is starting to heal.

Winchendon, MA

#110 Mar 31, 2011
jimmy anderson wrote:
hello i used to have eczema on the eyelids and used cortisone cream and it has mostly gone away but 1 year later my eyelid has became wrinkled and often becomes red but no swollen. do anyone know of a cure to get rid of the qwrinkles so it looks normal again. thanks to anyone
I was using cortisone cream but I saw a corneal specialist in Boston and he said to absolutely NOT use cortisone cream on the thin skin of the eyelid. It is very dangerous and thins the skin. I will also say that I saw a different eye doctor and she said it was OK to use but she was still a student.

Since: Mar 09


#111 Mar 31, 2011
Omerga Oils have been well known to help in the healing process when it comes to eczema. I too have had good results when using the oils internally. Hemp seed oil is also very good and contains some of the omegas.

Brandon, FL

#112 May 18, 2011
VANESSA wrote:
This is a great idea! I have been doing it and it helps a lot! The fact that it is a balm makes it easy to apply w/o getting it in my eye. Very helpful hint. Tnank you!

New York, NY

#113 May 30, 2011
Haven't had this in on my eyelids in years, but it's killing me right now! My skin is raw and I can't really associate it with anything in particular. Eletone isn't working, but I really don't wan't to go down the betamethasone road.

New York, NY

#114 May 30, 2011
Help! This is killing me. I haven't had a flareup in years, but I'm in pain. Any OTC products to recommend? I'm doing my best to avoid betamethasone ointment, but I'm desperate. Eletone isn't doing it for me right now.
Natural Doctor

Salt Lake City, UT

#115 May 31, 2011
This is a great thread. I agree that any problem of this kind should be treated with the consultation of a doctor. That said, I'm also looking for some kind of naturopathic medicine route that I might take for a similar condition. I have eczema on the bottoms of my feet and it's driving me crazy. Anyone know any good natural doctors I might see?

West Des Moines, IA

#116 May 31, 2011
help...I have sensitive eyelids, they used to be just swollen from allergies, now I've developed sesitivity to eye creams. My lids have become crepey and wrinkled, as they are so dry. When I apply eye cream they get red and burn and even peel. Have tried a whole range of sensitive eye creams, all the same...finally I saw what I thought would be the miracle worker in Burt's Bees Beeswax & Royal Jelly eye creme, same deal...burning eyelids and peeling. Have gone to doctors and no help what so ever,one told me use vaseline, that even burns. I'm so fed up with this. Any one out there have any suggestions?


#117 Jun 6, 2011
I have found some relief with Virgin Coconut Oil applied a few times a day.

Most grocery stores and/or health food stores carry it.

Willingboro, NJ

#118 Aug 2, 2011
Msmith wrote:
I could not wear makeup on my eyes for 2 yrs because the eczema made me so sensitive to everything. It was so itchy and it hurt. I had visited several dermatologists and had prsecription medicines prescribed.
Finally, I tried Burt's Bees Royal Jelly Eye Cream. It has been 2 yrs and I have not had eczema on my eyelids. I can wear makeup. I can't skip a day or the sensitive eyelids begin aain.
Try it. It is the best thing I ever encountered.
I just had this in my hands today at the store! I've tried so many different things that I just didn't want to shell out more money. Seeing your recommendation thos, I am going to go back and get it. Thanks!

Hinton, Canada

#119 Aug 5, 2011
My Name is CJ wrote:
Look everyone, you should go to the doctor. that is stupid to be putting all kinds of creams on your eyelids. Theres only like less than a centimeter between the eyeball and the eyelid and you people are talking about putting all kinds of things that could have chemicals in them on your eyes. I wouldnt trust anything a doctor doesnt tell me when messing with the eyes, you could go blind if it seeps into the skin and on your eyeball. think about it.
I don't know if you're aware but doctors don't ALWAYS have the best advice. People who have eczema would know in my opinion what works best. They live with it. My doctor hasn't ever helped with my eczema. So taking some of these suggestions into consideration is being stupid. think about it.
Aloe Vera


#120 Aug 10, 2011
Jasone wrote:
Dear Sir/Madam
Could you please help me, I have eczema on my eyelids and it is very itchy. How can I treat it and is there any natural treatment.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Yours sencerely
Jasone Idigoras
Dear Jasone,
I would recommend to try a Forever Living Bee Propolis Cream. It contains Aloe Vera and Bee Propolis which is known as having itch relieving properties. The problem is,you can't buy it in the high street shops only from independent distributors. The good thing about the cream is that it is universal,so can be used all over the body where itchy patches occurs.
If you are interested, please contact me via e-mail: [email protected]
looking for answers

Berkeley, CA

#121 Sep 18, 2011
My Name is CJ wrote:
Look everyone, you should go to the doctor. that is stupid to be putting all kinds of creams on your eyelids. Theres only like less than a centimeter between the eyeball and the eyelid and you people are talking about putting all kinds of things that could have chemicals in them on your eyes. I wouldnt trust anything a doctor doesnt tell me when messing with the eyes, you could go blind if it seeps into the skin and on your eyeball. think about it.
Many of us have gone to dermatologists and have problems they have not cured. Finding out what has worked for other people saves us the time from reinventing the wheel. I think you are right about the need to be cautious around the eyes, but doctors are not always right nor do they always have the right answers. doing a little research and asking around wont hurt

Singapore, Singapore

#122 Oct 7, 2011
All you guys out there, thanks for writing in on what worked for you.

Shout out especially to amb-nyc for your experiences and tips!

I've had eczema on my eye lids a couple years back. Usually, it goes away after a couple of weeks. This has been my worse episode, had crusty eye lids since June this year. I'm 30 and I live in a tropical city. Think hot & wet. Think poor air quality. I'm also prone to eye infections.

My suspected eyelid eczema triggers:
1. eyelash glue for falsies (the new ones have silicon, and I usually rash when I get in contact with silicon.)

2. big amounts of dust

3. work stress

Which treatment NEVER works for me

1. HYDROCORTISON. Between the itch and the stinging sensation, I can hardly bear either. Yes, I apply a thin sheer layer. My eczema is up to my lashline. The humidity and my oily eyelids always ensure that the hydrocort seeps to my eyes. And DAMN THESE WRINKLES at my eyes!!

What has lend relief?

1. Rinsing my eyelids and eyes with eye lotion. I use Optrex. Can be grabbed off the shelf.

2. I've started taking flax seed oil as recommendation. It's been about 10 days. The highly itchy flare-ups days have lessen.

Going ahead -->

1. I've seen 2 different GPs, and I'm trying to stall on seeing a dermatologist as the cost is exorbitant. I won't be able to get any of the prescription drugs mentioned here I think.

2. I've going to try cutting down on alcohol, meat and seafood & wheat & dairy to see if changing my diet works.

3. Will get hold of Burt's Bee Honey Lip Balm & the royal jelly eyecream

Looking to report some news.

Good luck to every one!

Ville Platte, LA

#123 Oct 11, 2011
i have eyelid eczema and i used aveeno oatmeal bar soap on my eyes and it got better in 1 use. got rid of redness and it doesnt burn so soft!! hope this works for u too.

Larkhall, UK

#124 Oct 14, 2011
Thanks, will try
DBeth wrote:
I recommended a product to a friend of mine who had eczema on her eyelids and she called it a miracle. It's called Soothing calendula salve and is made by a company called Healing Anthropology. It's the same stuff that got rid of my eczema and it's 100% natural. It truly is too, I read the ingredients and there's nothing synthetic. I hope this works for you too!
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Edinburgh, UK

#125 Nov 5, 2011
I have tried so many creams. I am now in my late 30's and my eyelids are going all wrinkly from steriods. However Hydrocortisone is the only cream that seems to work. If my eyelids are very itchy, red & swollen it will work almost overnight. The disadvantage is that they then get all dry and I use Avene moisturiser. It's the only cream that doesn't irritate. I can go for months with no flare up then every other week. Seems to get worse in winter, probably the cold weather. I have spoken to my gp and there seems to be no alternative. I would like to know if there is any way to reverse the wrinkly eyelids other than surgery?

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