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Help for peeling eyes!!

For the past couple months I've noticed that my eyelids have been unusually dry and itchy - Now they are constantly peeling (both the upper and lower lid) and still very itchy and super red (it looks like I've been slugged in the eyes). I read online that I should do a warm compress and then scrub the skin with baby wash and then use aveeno, but that hasn't been working at all - I'm so embarrassed by it, I don't like going out..yet I'm going on vacation in a 8 days and would like to have this cleared up...what do I do? Are there any easy home remedies that I can possibly use (I currently don't have insurance..) or is this a MUST see doctor type thing?
FYI - I've always had eczema (but it has never been on my face/eyes before)...could that possibly be it?
Please help! Thanks!!
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711220 tn?1251891127
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
It is probably an allergy or related to you eczema.  You might try some steroid cream, BUT make sure it is safe for the eye.  I know they sell over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream, but I do not know if they have one safe for around the eyes.

Dr. O.
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Thank you for your post...is scrubbing the peeling around the eyes a good idea or should i just let it peel?
711220 tn?1251891127
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
I don't think so.  

Dr. O.
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