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Why are my eyelids pink in color and itchy?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2018
Question: Outside of eye lid pinkish, dry itchy
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Needs dermatologist review to rule out psoriasis or eczema

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately.

Based on the history you have shared, it can be due to variety of causes with top most being inflammatory conditions like psoriasis or eczema but infective causes like blepharitis or staph or fungal may be ruled out. A dermatologist or an opthalmologist review must be sought.

A baseline thyroid functions, uric acid land sugar levels and complete blood counts for any signs of raised white cells whether eosinophilic indicating allergic causes or lymphocytes or neutro for bacterial causes should be done.

Topical mild steroids like betamethasone may be needed alongwith oral anti histamines like cetrizine. Emolients like petroleum jelly or Vaseline alongwith liquid paraffin may be needed. Using supplements for vitamin E and C may be needed for better skin recovery.

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hope this has answered your query. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Regards
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Why are my eyelids pink in color and itchy?

Brief Answer: Needs dermatologist review to rule out psoriasis or eczema Detailed Answer: Hi! Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately. Based on the history you have shared, it can be due to variety of causes with top most being inflammatory conditions like psoriasis or eczema but infective causes like blepharitis or staph or fungal may be ruled out. A dermatologist or an opthalmologist review must be sought. A baseline thyroid functions, uric acid land sugar levels and complete blood counts for any signs of raised white cells whether eosinophilic indicating allergic causes or lymphocytes or neutro for bacterial causes should be done. Topical mild steroids like betamethasone may be needed alongwith oral anti histamines like cetrizine. Emolients like petroleum jelly or Vaseline alongwith liquid paraffin may be needed. Using supplements for vitamin E and C may be needed for better skin recovery. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hope this has answered your query. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Regards