Can you put cream on itchy eyelids?

Author: Dr. Natalia Cassin  |  Last update: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Corticosteroid creams.
Some of these creams, such as 0.5 to 1 percent hydrocortisone, are mild enough for use on your eyelid. These may help alleviate itching caused by eyelid dermatitis. Don't use strong products, as these can thin the skin of the eyelid. Make sure you don't get the cream into your eye.

How do I make my eyelids stop itching?

Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air inside your home. Take shorter showers or baths, and use warm (not hot) water. Apply moisturizer several times a day, especially after bathing. Use gentle soaps and detergents instead of harsh products that can dry and irritate your skin.

What is safe to put on irritated eyelids?

People can usually treat dry eyelids at home by applying moisturizers and using warm, not hot, water to bathe. If the symptoms persist, a person should speak with a doctor. A doctor can prescribe medications, such as corticosteroid creams to reduce the symptoms.

What cream can I use for sore eyelids?

Topical corticosteroids - If your skin is very red, sore and inflamed or the outer corner of your eye is sore, your GP may prescribe a topical corticosteroid (cream or ointment applied directly to your skin) that can quickly reduce the inflammation.

Why are my upper eyelids itchy?

Allergies, infections, and even lack of sleep can cause your eyelids to itch. Itchy eyelids are commonly associated with other symptoms like redness, swelling, a gritty feeling in the eye, irritation, lumps or bumps, increased tear production, or discharge. Allergies are the most common cause of itchy eyelids.


Can eye cream be used on eyelids?

Try not to use a lot of eye cream. Otherwise, the cream may enter your eyes and cause irritation. It's also not recommended to apply eye cream on your eyelids unless the directions say it's safe to do so. Generally, eye cream should be applied before daytime moisturizer and sunscreen.

Can you put Vaseline on itchy eyelids?

To save on skin care, dermatologists recommend using petroleum jelly to: Relieve dry skin, including your lips and eyelids. Dry skin can flake, itch, crack and even bleed. Since ointments are more effective and less irritating than lotions, consider applying petroleum jelly to dry skin, including your lips and eyelids.

Is Vaseline good for eyelid dermatitis?

If you have sensitive skin, or conditions such as eyelid dermatitis or blepharitis, using Vaseline can be a safe way for you to moisturize your eyelashes.

How do you treat an eyelid rash?

Eyelid dermatitis flare-ups are often treated with topical medications (applied directly to your skin). During a flare-up, your doctor might prescribe a steroid cream to decrease inflammation. The potency of the cream will be low because the skin of your eyelids is very thin compared to other parts of your body.

How long does it take for eyelid dermatitis to go away?

Most cases of eyelid dermatitis clear up after around 30 days of treatment, and once an outbreak has subsided, prevention may be as simple as avoiding the irritants that caused the initial problem.

How do I get rid of eyelid dermatitis?

Your healthcare provider may treat your eyelid dermatitis with:
  1. Corticosteroids (like hydrocortisone) applied to your skin.
  2. Oral (taken by mouth) corticosteroids.
  3. Calcineurin inhibitors.

Can you put hydrocortisone cream on eyelids?

Use corticosteroids.

Steroid-based creams can be applied directly to the eyelids to treat inflammation and reduce dryness.

What causes red irritated eyelids?

Clogged or malfunctioning oil glands in your eyelids. Rosacea — a skin condition characterized by facial redness. Allergies, including allergic reactions to eye medications, contact lens solutions or eye makeup. Eyelash mites or lice.

Is it OK to put Vaseline on eyelids?

Vaseline is a safe moisture barrier that can help with many minor dry skin conditions, including the eyelids. People using Vaseline on their eyelids must be careful not to let any enter the eye. A person should avoid using it if they have a history of allergic reactions to petroleum jelly or Vaseline.

Can CeraVe moisturizing cream be used on eyelids?

"Many face creams could go around the eyes if they were diluted with something light, like Cetaphil and CeraVe moisturizers," said Dr. Bergfeld. "You just need the elegance of the emollient, the fluidity."

Is it OK to put Vaseline on your eyelashes?

If you want to give Vaseline a try on your lashes, it probably won't hurt. Vaseline can create the illusion of thicker, longer lashes, and can help retain some moisture. However, it cannot actually make your eyelashes or eyebrows grow longer.

Do you apply eye cream before or after moisturizer?

Applying the skincare in correct order is very necessary to make best out of is suggested to apply eye cream first and than moisturizer because the common function of moisturizer is to look the moisture so it will also look the moisture around the eyes provided by the cream.

Can I use moisturizer as eye cream?

The skin around your eyes is different. It's thinner and has fewer oil glands, making it more delicate and drier than the rest of your face. Just as your eye cream is likely too heavy for your facial skin, so too is your moisturizer not emollient enough for your eye area.

Why do my eyelids itch and burn?

Eye allergies

If you're allergic to them, allergens like pollen, pet dander and dust mites can all affect your eyelids and make them itch. Other irritants, like the chlorine in a swimming pool, can make your eyelids itch too. You might also notice that your eyelids are swollen and your eyes are red and watery.

What triggers eczema on eyelids?

Your eyelids are especially prone to eczema because the skin around your eyes is so thin and sensitive. Some external irritants may make your eczema worse, like: Airborne dust. Pollen.

Will eczema on eyelids go away?

Eyelid eczema can't be cured, but there are treatments that can reduce symptoms. Common treatments for eczema include: Topical corticosteroid creams or lotions. Oral corticosteroid medications.

What is a home remedy for eczema around the eyes?

Home remedies
  1. Apply a cold compress to the inflamed area to reduce itching, swelling, and redness.
  2. Apply Vaseline.
  3. Ask your doctor about Aquaphor, which may help.
  4. Use a thick, unscented moisturizer or cream on the affected area.

How can I treat eczema on my eyelids naturally?

Top 12 natural remedies for eczema
  1. Aloe vera gel.
  2. Apple cider vinegar.
  3. Bleach baths.
  4. Colloidal oatmeal.
  5. Baths.
  6. Coconut oil.
  7. Honey.
  8. Tea tree oil.

Can you use Benadryl cream on eyelids?

Avoid getting the product in your eyes, nose, ears, or mouth. If the medication gets in these areas, wipe it off and rinse the area right away with water.

Is Vaseline a good eye cream?

In terms of your question, using petroleum jelly or Aquaphor around the eyes is not recommended. The label on the Aquaphor tube states "When using this product do not get into eyes" and that the intended uses for the product include protecting minor cuts, scrapes or burns, and relieving chapped or cracked skin or lips.

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