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Eczema under the eye
Under my eye is red and puffy and I have eczema. Are there any over the counter creams or ointments that I can use?
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hydrocortizone 10 / 10 plus..   i have eczema.. u just want to make sure u dont get it in ur eye.
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Hi,

Are you allergic to any specific substances? Have you had allergic reactions in
the past?

'Puffy eyes can result from a number of causes, including:

    * Heredity
    * Fluid retention such as due to changes in weather or hormone levels
    * Allergies or dermatitis, especially if puffiness is accompanied by redness
and itching
    * Certain medications
    * Kidney or thyroid dysfunction.'

'There are a number of steps you can take to prevent and reduce mild under-eye
puffiness:

    * Get enough sleep at night. For most adults, seven to eight hours a night
appears to be the best amount of sleep.
    * Sleep with your head slightly raised. Add an extra pillow or prop up the
head of your mattress. This helps prevent fluids from accumulating around your
eyes as you sleep.
    * While sitting up, apply a cool tap water compress to the skin under your
eyes for a few minutes. You can also use chilled cucumber slices, a refrigerated
gel mask or chilled, damp tea bags.
    * Reduce allergy symptoms. Avoid allergens when possible, and ask your
doctor about over-the-counter or prescription allergy medications.'

You could read more about the condition at the following link -

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dry-eyes/DS00463/DSECTION=7

If puffiness is severe and persistent or you notice swelling (edema) in other
parts of your body, see your doctor.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us about how you are
doing.

Regards.
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