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Applied flutivate for dry and flaky skin on eyelids. Now swollen eyes. Help

i have dry and flaky skin on eyelids.. consulted a dermatologist .. she gave me an ointment flutivate in morning and efaderm cream at night... but the condition got aggrevated and i had swollen eyes by morning...i stopped using both the creams and applied only olive oil...which has given me relief a lot... but if i stop using olive oil it again becomes dry and flaky... please help
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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I would be pleased to answer your question .

I would suggest you NOT to apply a steroid around the eye . Flutivate is a steroid and can be associated with certain side effects.
I would suggest you to apply a non steroidal approach called Pimecrolimus ( Elidel) which you would get by prescription from your GP .

This cream helps in reducing the underlying inflammation which is resulting in the scaling that you are complaining about .

Common causes of dryness around the eye area: Atopic Dermatitis , Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Seborrheic Dermatitis , Psoriasis .

You can visit another Dermatologist to determine what exactly is the cause of the condition and definitely AVOID a steroid around the eye.

Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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