Steroid induced atrophy possibly (hydrocortisone though most mild can cause this).Continue to moisturise.ok?
I hope not. I've seen places that say it's reversible and others that say it's not... I'm very scared if i'll look like this forever.
The eyelids, scrotal area and in infants the absorbtion of steroid on external application is very high and thus the atrophy component here. Thankfully hydrocortisone is comparitively weak and thus there is some recovery but then after sometime.
The other alternative diagnosis is dry skin associated with eczema.
Hope it would settle soon.Best wishes.
Well I used the hydrocortonise for about two-three weeks and it was 1% strength. I then used an anti-fungal cream afterwards (not sure if it has skin thinning affects) called Daktarin and some Chloramphenicol eye ointment for two weeks. I no longer put anything on my eyelids except a totally organic thick eczema and dry skin moisturiser, as my eyelid feels very tight.
How long do you reckon I will start to see results of my skin thickening?
The other two will not cause atrophy. In a few weeks you will get changes to the better. ok?
Hmmm. I hope so. It's not nice to wake up everyday knowing that people can see that one of your eyelids looks like it's drooping, when in fact it's actually skin thinning and there isn't any fat on my eyelid...
I went to a doc with the same problem and she recommended .5 % cortisone and said to use only for a few days as they warned it thins the skin of the eyelid. I would go to another doctor for a 2nd opinion as I was told 1% was too strong to use. If it makes you feel any better though, it did work for me, for a while then now, the darned condition is back again...I am thinking it has to do with using a new shampoo. It's itchy as hell and it is so hard no to scratch it and now they are bleeding....Gosh I hope you get this resolved. Are you pleased with the results of the eye you used cortisone on as it might be interesting to ask if you could apply to your other eye and attempt to get same results? I am being serious...not making a joke about this. Worth asking about.....?
Whatever happened with your treatment?? How are you now and what was the solution?