Eczema on Eyelids

by Sally
( U.S.)

Does anyone have any great advice for treating eczema on eyelids?

My eyelids are red and irriated, and VERY itchy. I have stopped wearing all forms of makeup and still they continue to itch!

I am too scared to use steriod based creams as the skin on the eyelids is so incredibly thin already and I know these creams can make it worse!

Appreciate any feedback.


Hi Sally,

You might want to try a 5% concentration of tea tree oil. You can dilute that in a base oil, or even in shea butter.

You can apply this in many different ways. You can goop it on and let it rest for 15 minutes, and wipe it off. Or apply a thin coat and gently rub it in and leave it there.

A 5% concentration is key here, any less will most likely be ineffective.

Hope this helps.


P.S.: If anyone else has any solution or ideas, let Sally know by adding your comment to the mix!

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by: Pacifier

I think the above said prescription would do the good, if it is in a minor stage. But, I would recommend you consulting some experts in Dermatology as they would know better treatments for Eczema. Well, do try this for a few weeks and then decide the later. beverly diamonds

Loose fake nails and/or nail polish!
by: Anonymous

You my have contact dermatitis caused by fake nails and/or nail polish. You should get rid of those, if you have not already done that. Prescription Elidel is a non-steroidal treatment that may help you, if the natural remedies that you have tried have failed. Good luck!

Try Extra Virgin Olive Oil
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure the types of cleansers and moisturizers you are using but they could be a major factor. Try a natural/organic cleanser, and start off by using extra virgin olive oil to moisturize. Just use a few drops to your damp face after cleansing. This really worked well for me because I too had eczema on my eyelids. I discovered that after I stopped using the popular facial lotions (containing many skin irritants) my flare-ups completely stopped! :)

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