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Redness, dryness around eyes. Taking benadryl, using elidel cream. Why is it?

Hello. I'm writing because I have redness and dryness, which encompass both of my eyes. The redness occurs on the skin around my eyes, and not the eye itself. I have tried everything and nothing seems to work. I haven't changed anything about my skin care routine, so I know it's not contact dermatitis. I have been taking Benadryl each night and using Elidel cream, and nothing seems to change. It actually is getting worse. Is it possible this is from my birth control pill?
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Hi Dear I am Dr Bilal and I am an Ophthalmologist
Welcome to Health Care Magic
I would like to answer your question and your satisfaction is my goal .

As you have given the history of redness and dryness around your eyes , its seems as if you are suffering from ECZEMA . You have not mentioned the duration of your symptoms and did the problem start after the use of birth control pills ?? . There could be a possibility of association of your symptoms and use of birth control pill . But in my opinion you need to visit a Dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment . Meanwhile you may apply 1% hydro-cortisone cream over the affected area twice daily for 05 days .

Wish you a very speedy relief from these annoying symptoms .
Good Luck
Best regards .
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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