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Burning, swollen, wrinkly eyelids for ONE eye?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 24, 2009
  • 07:01 PM

There are 5 important points that I want you to pay attention to:

1) the rash is ONLY affecting ONE eye. This is weird. Usually allergies affect both eyes.
2) It's WRINKLY. The wrinkledness is NOT from scratching or contact; I've been careful not to touch or rub my eyelids.
3) The small region of flaky, wrinkly skin, the size of a pea, appeared under my brow maybe more than a week ago and stayed that way for several days until spreading.
4) The corner of my eye would be itchy, and other small points around my eyelids would be itchy, BEFORE the rash "appeared" at those particular locations. In other words, you would see the rash under the brow, but the itchiness would somewhere else - at the corner of my eye.
5) It can't be blepharitis because the rash didn't start on the lids or near the lashes.


After considering those important symptoms, consider the rest:

About a week ago, it started on the skin under the brow, near my upper eyelid. A patch of wrinkly, flaky, reddish skin. Even after washing the area, the skin was flaky like really dry skin would be.

Then this patch spread to both my upper and lower eyelids. This morning, I woke up and it's on my upper eyelid so I can't open my eye properly; I have to force it to have the normal crease. My eyelids are also swollen and puffy.

Again, this is JUST my right eye. My left eye is fine.

It's extremely tender and it burns. Cetaphil facial cleanser burns, and even mere water burns.

Redness.

Wrinkled.

Puffy.

Burning.

I asked a doctor, and he said it was a contact-caused allergic reaction. I touched my eye with something. I think he's wrong. And I know dermatologists and doctors are constantly wrong because I've been Googling all morning, finding forums where everyone complains they simply call it an allergic reaction and then it lasts for years and they discover it's yeast or something else entirely. And they suffered for years.

I DON'T WANT TO SUFFER FOR YEARS, GUYS.

And I've had plenty of allergies in my lifetime. I've had multiple cases of hives. Life-threatening hives. I'm 21, and I've NEVER had this kind of allergic reaction before. I know what an allergy feels like, okay? I've touched many things. Breathed many things. None of them have caused this before.

I am now asking all the Internet to help because it's the only way.

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  • There are 5 important points that I want you to pay attention to:1) the rash is ONLY affecting ONE eye. This is weird. Usually allergies affect both eyes.2) It's WRINKLY. The wrinkledness is NOT from scratching or contact; I've been careful not to touch or rub my eyelids.3) The small region of flaky, wrinkly skin, the size of a pea, appeared under my brow maybe more than a week ago and stayed that way for several days until spreading.4) The corner of my eye would be itchy, and other small points around my eyelids would be itchy, BEFORE the rash "appeared" at those particular locations. In other words, you would see the rash under the brow, but the itchiness would somewhere else - at the corner of my eye.5) It can't be blepharitis because the rash didn't start on the lids or near the lashes.After considering those important symptoms, consider the rest:About a week ago, it started on the skin under the brow, near my upper eyelid. A patch of wrinkly, flaky, reddish skin. Even after washing the area, the skin was flaky like really dry skin would be.Then this patch spread to both my upper and lower eyelids. This morning, I woke up and it's on my upper eyelid so I can't open my eye properly; I have to force it to have the normal crease. My eyelids are also swollen and puffy.Again, this is JUST my right eye. My left eye is fine.It's extremely tender and it burns. Cetaphil facial cleanser burns, and even mere water burns.Redness.Wrinkled.Puffy.Burning.I asked a doctor, and he said it was a contact-caused allergic reaction. I touched my eye with something. I think he's wrong. And I know dermatologists and doctors are constantly wrong because I've been Googling all morning, finding forums where everyone complains they simply call it an allergic reaction and then it lasts for years and they discover it's yeast or something else entirely. And they suffered for years.I DON'T WANT TO SUFFER FOR YEARS, GUYS.And I've had plenty of allergies in my lifetime. I've had multiple cases of hives. Life-threatening hives. I'm 21, and I've NEVER had this kind of allergic reaction before. I know what an allergy feels like, okay? I've touched many things. Breathed many things. None of them have caused this before.I am now asking all the Internet to help because it's the only way.Consider asking an allergist or gp about psoriasis. Also, I had a similar condition, one eyelid only...allergist told me is was fragrance in soap, shampoo, etc. She recommended VANICREAM..available w/o a prescription from Walgreens, also online at allergy products related websites. Very soothing..relieves itching...I use it daily. On days when the itching is really bad.. I needed a steroid OINTMENT (which means put VERY LITTLE on your lid) ..I also stopped eating soy, just as a test..also seemed to help. She told me of a study by a doctor in NY where people with fragrance allergy also reacted to soy, chocolate..some other stuff. Chocolate didn't seem to make a difference. Hope this info helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2009
    • 08:43 PM
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  • Are you a male of female?Have you received a referral to an eye specialist?Have they checked for Actinic Keratosis?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2009
    • 08:17 PM
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  • There are 5 important points that I want you to pay attention to:1) the rash is ONLY affecting ONE eye. This is weird. Usually allergies affect both eyes.2) It's WRINKLY. The wrinkledness is NOT from scratching or contact; I've been careful not to touch or rub my eyelids.3) The small region of flaky, wrinkly skin, the size of a pea, appeared under my brow maybe more than a week ago and stayed that way for several days until spreading.4) The corner of my eye would be itchy, and other small points around my eyelids would be itchy, BEFORE the rash "appeared" at those particular locations. In other words, you would see the rash under the brow, but the itchiness would somewhere else - at the corner of my eye.5) It can't be blepharitis because the rash didn't start on the lids or near the lashes.After considering those important symptoms, consider the rest:About a week ago, it started on the skin under the brow, near my upper eyelid. A patch of wrinkly, flaky, reddish skin. Even after washing the area, the skin was flaky like really dry skin would be.Then this patch spread to both my upper and lower eyelids. This morning, I woke up and it's on my upper eyelid so I can't open my eye properly; I have to force it to have the normal crease. My eyelids are also swollen and puffy.Again, this is JUST my right eye. My left eye is fine.It's extremely tender and it burns. Cetaphil facial cleanser burns, and even mere water burns.Redness.Wrinkled.Puffy.Burning.I asked a doctor, and he said it was a contact-caused allergic reaction. I touched my eye with something. I think he's wrong. And I know dermatologists and doctors are constantly wrong because I've been Googling all morning, finding forums where everyone complains they simply call it an allergic reaction and then it lasts for years and they discover it's yeast or something else entirely. And they suffered for years.I DON'T WANT TO SUFFER FOR YEARS, GUYS.And I've had plenty of allergies in my lifetime. I've had multiple cases of hives. Life-threatening hives. I'm 21, and I've NEVER had this kind of allergic reaction before. I know what an allergy feels like, okay? I've touched many things. Breathed many things. None of them have caused this before.I am now asking all the Internet to help because it's the only way.I have suffered with the identical symptoms over my right eye for 5 years and it is worsening. I am 55 years old in good health but Dr's continually play the guessing game with me and have no intent of providing a diagnosis. I've seen a specialist (dematologist and allergist) and they only perscribe numerous creams, ointments and tell me to take Claritin! One PA had me take an oral steroid for several days and as soon as I stopped the condition reappeared. Dr.'s are only intrested in masking the symptoms and not attempting to diagnose the actual problem or cause. Now I have Kaiser and have given up all hope!
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