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What causes rash/dermatitis around eyes?

Hi, I recently went to the doctor about a rash/dermatitis around my eyes. After examining the skin on my hands, he mentioned a remote possibility of mild scleroderma. A subsequent blood test showed ANA titer of 640, low (deficient) B-12 and low iron consistent with anaemia. What could be the problem? Thanks for your ideas.
Sat, 7 Aug 2021
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Hello,

Rash or dermatitis around the eyes commonly occur due to allergies (nickel, latex, poison ivy) or foreign substances, such as makeup (chemicals, cosmetics) or moisturizers. Your ANA titer of 640 is indicative of SLE, Sjogren's disease or scleroderma. You are vitamin B12 deficient and it can cause skin rash. Deficiency in vitamin B12 can trigger allergies due to pollen, food, fungus, metals, etc.

You are also iron deficient, People with iron deficiency of any kind may develop pruritus (dryness and itchy skin). You are suggested to first improve your general health condition. Take home made nutritious food rich in vitamin B6, B12 and minerals. Take food rich in iron. You can also take supplements. Stay well hydrated, take adequate levels of water and fluids.

Take care of your skin, use water based moisturizers on the areas affected. Use lubricating eye drops or artificial tear drops to avoid dry eyes. Put a humidifier in your home to help keep the air moist. Use lotions, soaps, etc that are good for dry skin. Protect your skin from harsh weather. Avoid eating food that does not suit your system. Avoid addiction if any.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What causes rash/dermatitis around eyes?

Hello, Rash or dermatitis around the eyes commonly occur due to allergies (nickel, latex, poison ivy) or foreign substances, such as makeup (chemicals, cosmetics) or moisturizers. Your ANA titer of 640 is indicative of SLE, Sjogren s disease or scleroderma. You are vitamin B12 deficient and it can cause skin rash. Deficiency in vitamin B12 can trigger allergies due to pollen, food, fungus, metals, etc. You are also iron deficient, People with iron deficiency of any kind may develop pruritus (dryness and itchy skin). You are suggested to first improve your general health condition. Take home made nutritious food rich in vitamin B6, B12 and minerals. Take food rich in iron. You can also take supplements. Stay well hydrated, take adequate levels of water and fluids. Take care of your skin, use water based moisturizers on the areas affected. Use lubricating eye drops or artificial tear drops to avoid dry eyes. Put a humidifier in your home to help keep the air moist. Use lotions, soaps, etc that are good for dry skin. Protect your skin from harsh weather. Avoid eating food that does not suit your system. Avoid addiction if any. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician