The most effective treatment for eyelid dermatitis is to avoid contact with the allergens causing the reaction, according to MecicineNet. Irritants that commonly cause eyelid dermatitis include preservatives in eye makeup, contact lens solutions containing thimerosal, and over-the-counter ointments such as Bacitracin or Neosporin.
Applying mild corticosteroid cream may help alleviate eyelid dermatitis, and it is important for patients to treat any secondary bacterial infections that develop, states MedicineNet. Switching to hypoallergenic makeup, eye products and contact lens solution is typically necessary. Symptoms of contact dermatitis of the eyelids usually appear one to two days after exposure to the offending allergen and may include itching, blisters and redness.