Dry eyelids can indicate allergies to cosmetics or shampoo, eczema, or psoriasis, according to EyeHealthWeb. They may also be a symptom of Sjögren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes and mouth. Inflamed and dry eyes can be caused by blepharitis, which also comes with discharge and swelling.Continue Reading
Sjögren's syndrome causes the eye to fail to produce an adequate amount of tears, according to the Wilmer Eye Institute. The dry eyes are further worsened when the glands of the eyelids decrease oil production, causing the skin to dry out as well.
Blepharitis is a common and non-contagious eye disorder that EyeHealthWeb loosely associates with rosacea and seborrhea. It is characterized by the inflammation of eyelash follicles, causing the secretions of the oil glands to thicken and block up the follicles. It is usually caused by bacteria, allergies or rosacea, but in some rare cases, it has been traced back to eyelash mites and lice.
EyeHealthWeb strongly discourages applying moisturizers and lotions to the eye area unless they are specifically made for the eyes. Because the skin around the eyes is more delicate, lotions can further irritate the skin and worsen the dryness. Try washing the area with baby shampoo and avoid touching the face and eyes with hands to prevent the transmission of bacteria and germs.Learn more about Pain & Symptoms
Itchy hands and feet may be caused by psoriasis, dry skin, scabies, eczema, allergies or diabetes, according to WebMD. Doctors can assess a patient's symptoms to make a diagnosis and determine an effective treatment plan, such as topical ointments, prescription medications, creams, antihistamines, corticosteroids or lotions.Full Answer >
White bumps on the elbow can be caused by a variety of skin conditions, including contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and dry skin, according to Healthgrades. Allergic reactions to food and medication also cause white bumps to appear.Full Answer >
Kenacomb cream is a corticosteroid and anti-fungal medication that is used to treat a variety of skin conditions and infections that include eczema, dermatitis, allergies and psoriasis. It is applied topically to the skin, and it is typically prescribed by a physician. Kenacomb cream also contains the antibiotic Neomycin, an ingredient that is also used in several other over-the-counter topical medications.Full Answer >
Fluocinonide is a topical steroid used in the treatment of skin conditions, such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, psoriasis and rashes, explains WebMD. Fluocinonide is a strong corticosteroid and should only be used as directed by the doctor or per the packaging instructions.Full Answer >