Eye Care Expert Forum
Cracked dry itchy eyelids
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Cracked dry itchy eyelids

My husbands eyelids are itchy cracked and even sometimes bleed. He takes an antihistimine daily and proper vitamins. He puts neosporin on them every morning. What else besides warm compresses, he does work everyday, can we do??
Related Discussions
284078_tn?1282620298
He probably has a classic neomycin allergic skin reaction.  I've seen it dozens and dozens of times - it is the worst possible thing to put on eyelids.  Stop the neosporin, see an ophthalmologist and he will probably be put him on a special ophthalmic steroid ointment for a week or two and things will improve.  That's it.

MJK MD
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
711220_tn?1251894727
Ray T Oyakawa, MDBlank
Sharper Vision Centers
Torrance, CA
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now