Eyelid Dermatitis (Eczema) Symptoms, Cause & Treatment

Are you waking up to inflamed red eyelids that burn, and itch?  Are your eyelids scaly or flaky?  If yes, then you probably suffering from eyelid dermatitis. 

It’s the time of year when our inbox is full of questions about dry irritated eyelids.  During the Autumn months pollens and molds are allergens, often airborne, and can easily find their way into the home. Molds release spores into the air, which can trigger eczema symptoms. But, not everyone suffers from seasonal related eczema. If your eyelids are constantly itchy, swollen, or irritated, you may have a serious form of eyelid dermatitis

Overview Eczema on Eyelid

Eyelid dermatitis is a medical condition that refers to eczema, psoriasis, or seborrheic dermatitis on the eyelid.  If the cause is an allergen or irritant, then it’s called eyelid contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis occurs within a few hours of days of contact with a trigger substance.  The symptoms usually subside when the trigger is removed.

Read More: An Overview of The Different Types of Eczema

If you suffer from eyelid dermatitis or start to develop problems, you’ll want to know how to treat it quickly.  Left untreated eye dermatitis can cause serious complications.  Read more about complications.

Here’s a look the symptoms, cause, and our product recommendations that are worth looking into to treat and manage the condition.

Eyelid Dermatitis Symptoms

The symptoms of eyelid dermatitis can occur in one or both eyes. They may also include the eyelids alone of the surrounding area.  The symptoms can be chronic or happen occasionally.  Symptoms may include:

  • Pain or burning sensation
  • Red rash or scaly, irritated skin
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Thickened, crease skin

What Causes Eyelid Dermatitis?

The conventional medical community is still unclear about the cause of atopic dermatitis.  However, the functional medical community is pointing a finger at food allergies.

For many people, myself included, there is a strong link between eczema flares and food allergies. 

Making dietary changes have been known to relieve and, in most cases, eliminates the problem.  Dairy (yogurt, milk, cheeses, etc.) products are a known food trigger. Read more about common foods that trigger or worsen eczema symptoms and what you can do to prevent flares.

Treating Eczema with Plant-Based Diets

Twenty patients with allergic eczema were placed on a vegetarian diet for two months, and their disease scores, covering both objective and subjective signs and symptoms, were cut in half—similar to what you see using one of our most powerful drugs. 

Treating Asthma & Eczema With Plant Based Diet

My Healing Kitchen

The best way to make sure your skin is getting nutrients is to eat foods that contain them, vegetables and fruits, and a lot more of them. You cannot get glowing skin with a cream just like taking medications won’t cure your bloating if you’re eating an unhealthy diet.

Our focus at LATIV is on the importance of eating vegetables and fruit and encouraging you to eat more of them. We also encourage people to reduce or eliminated animal products and as many overly processed foods as possible.

Upping your veggie intake has never been as easy as it is today. I hope that the following tips will motivate you to find your glow from the inside out.

Here are this week’s referral links:

How to Maximize Savings on a Plant-Based Diet. A whole-food, plant-based diet doesn’t just make health sense; it saves dollars and cents. Going plant-based can cut grocery bills by $750 a year per person, according to research published in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. Here are six simple ways you can eat plant-based on a budget. Read More

7 Ways Animal Protein is Damaging Your Health. People sometimes use the term “low quality” to refer to plant proteins because they typically have a lower proportion of these essential amino acids as compared to animal proteins.

But it’s important to understand that having a higher proportion of essential amino acids, as animal protein does, is actually damaging (not advantageous) for our health. We outline seven ways that animal protein damages your health. Read more.

Inspiring Story: Jennifer Sinyerd suffered from a host of chronic health issues, including eczema and asthma, but she thought that she was fairly healthy—until she went plant-based and saw what real health was.  Read more.

It all starts with one step. Through nurturing food, you have the power to live your best life. If you are looking to get plant fit, check out Forks Over Knives Meal Planner. They offer useful information, tools, and recipes to help you take charge of your health destiny and share your own vibrant health and delicious cooking with the ones you love.

Topical Treatment to Treat and Manage Eye Dermatitis

It’s important to keep the eye area clean.  Also, avoid touching or scratching the area to prevent further irritation or infection.

It’s helpful to avoid commercial products that contain harsh drying chemicals.  These products can further irritate or infect the area of the eye.

We recommend using all-natural products to treat and manage eyelid dermatitis caused by atopic dermatitis or psoriasis.  All-natural cleansing and moisturizing products that are free from harsh irritating ingredients are safe and bring fast relief.  They also aid in the repair and healing of the skin.

It’s important to know what condition your skin is in. If you skin is dry and flaky, start using the Creamy Eye Treatment. However, if your skin is red, raw, or chafed you’ll need to start with a wax based balm or ointment such as our Psoriasis & Eczema Repair Balm or our Soothing Skin Ointment, at least until the area has healed (they are safe to use on the skin around the eye. Once healed, you can switch back to the Creamy Eye Treatment which is a water based product. Using a water based product on skin that raw or broken will sting or burn. It won’t hurt the area, but it just irritates it.

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Written By: Mary Ellen Wank, Wellness Advocate and Founder of LATIV, Natural Skin Revival DISCLAIMER

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