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Swollen Eyelids irritation and dryness and almost peeling

I recently started have been waking up with swollen eyelids that are dry and almost peeling. I've recently started an acne medication prescribed to me by my doctor. I haven't put the cream near my eyes but still wake up with swollen, dry eyelids. My makeup is still the same. I'm not sure what the problem is.. I also find my lips to be extremely dry as well.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011
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Hello Welcome to HCM. All Your symptoms are side effect of Acne medication. Please stop the medication and consult Your doctor. Thank You.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shekhar Nath's  Response
Hi welcome to health care magic forum, actually i think that recent acne medication which you have started is causing hypersensitivity, which you can overcome by just stopping it for sometine ,i suggest you to start with some anti allergic pills, for atleast 4 to 5 days, thanks ,take care and feel free to ask me any further queries
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You have inflammation or infection of the eyelid. It is called Hordeolum. You will need ceertain anti inflammatory medications along with antibiotics. Hot water fomentation will help. Kindly visit an ophthalmologist for the medications. Dont apply pimple creams, the may damage your eyes.

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