Question by bellα ™ brightsmoke.: Red, Itchy, Burning rash around eyes?
My sister has had a red rash only around her eyes, for about 3 days now. It has been pretty mild, but she decided to go to the walk in clinic today. The doctor thought it was Roascea/eczema (However you spell them … hahah.) So she prescribed her a cream called “Elidel”
So she put it on here eye area, and now it is inflamed. The area is very red, only around her eyes, it is itching, and burning. We can’t go to any clinics, it is to late, and she spoke to a nurse over the phone. There wasn’t much they could do, She just said to get somthing that might ease the pain.
Does anyone know what this is? Or if we can do anything to help?
Answer by Min
I assumed she washed the area with soap and water to remove as much of the cream as possible? Sounds as if there was an allergic reaction to the cream. Try using cool wet cloths on the eyes. As for easing the pain, she probably meant a pain reliever like Aleve, Advil, or Tylenol. Benedryl is for itching and available at drugstores. I think it also comes in a cream, but I’m not sure if it would be good around the eyes. If her eyes swell shut, you probably need to go to the ER.
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