Some common skin problems that affect the face, such as impetigo, rosacea and acne, can be made worse by hydrocortisone. If your doctor has prescribed hydrocortisone for your face, follow their instructions carefully. Do not put hydrocortisone near your eyes or on your eyelids.
How do you apply hydrocortisone cream to eyes?
To use hydrocortisone topical, apply a small amount of ointment, cream, solution, spray, or lotion to cover the affected area of skin with a thin even film and rub it in gently. This medication is only for use on the skin. Do not let hydrocortisone topical get into your eyes or mouth and do not swallow it.
What happens if I get hydrocortisone in my eye?
If the steroid cream gets on to the eye lid then some may leach into the eye. This can cause a rise in eye pressure in susceptible individuals and secondary glaucoma can be induced.
What steroid cream can be used on eyelids?
Generally, only mild topical steroids (0.5-1% hydrocortisone) are recommended for eyelid eczema, because strong topical steroids can cause thinning of the skin around the eye – an area where the skin is already thinner than on other parts of the body.
Is it safe to put cortisone cream on eyelids?
Even with low-potency topical corticosteroids, the eyelids remain vulnerable to thinning and atrophy. Long-term use of topical steroids on the eyelids can also lead to the development of a periorbital dermatitis, a rosacea-like eruption (picture 4).
What can I use for eczema around my eyes?
Use a thick, unscented moisturizer or cream on the affected area. Control your environment by using a humidifier in dry areas and avoiding extreme hot and cold temperatures. Wash your hands before touching your eyes and the skin around them. Trim your fingernails so they can’t scratch or irritate the itchy eczema.
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. If you’re prone to eye infections, though, speak with your ophthalmologist before using Vaseline, as the product isn’t sterile.
What do you do if you get hydrocortisone cream in your eye?
Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water. If irritation occurs or continues, contact your doctor right away.
What cream is safe for eyelids?
We recommend applying Vaseline® Jelly on eyelids because some regular moisturizers and creams are not always safe to use on the eye area. The skin around the eyes is much more sensitive to irritants, so it’s best to use a hypoallergenic product that contains pure ingredients.
What helps irritated skin around eyes?
Moisturize your skin using fragrance-free lotions or creams. Shop for fragrance-free lotion online. Try not to touch your eyes and eyelids with your fingers. Apply cool compresses to your eyelids to soothe dry, irritated, and itchy skin.
What can I put on eyelid dermatitis?
Eyelid eczema is treated with emollients and mild topical steroids, prescribed by your doctor or other healthcare professional. Generally, only mild topical steroids (0.5 – 1% hydrocortisone) are recommended for eyelid eczema, given the thinness of the eyelid skin. Eyelid skin is four times thinner than facial skin.
Can I put Vaseline on my dry 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.
How do you treat fungal infection on eyelids?
Possible forms of treatment for fungal eye infections include:
- Antifungal eye drops.
- Antifungal medication given as a pill or through a vein.
- Antifungal medication injected directly into the eye.
- Eye surgery.
Is coconut oil good for eyelid dermatitis?
You can use coconut oil on skin that is currently exhibiting eczema symptoms, and also between outbreaks. This will help keep it moisturized and reduce the likelihood of inflammation. If you’re applying coconut oil to eczema on your eyelids, use it very sparingly so it doesn’t get into your eyes.
How do you treat eyelid dermatitis naturally?
The two types of eyelid dermatitis are atopic (allergic) contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis.
Topical applications you might wish to try include:
- cold washcloth compresses dipped in milk or water.
- cucumber slices.
- salve made from plain oatmeal and honey that you apply to the skin.
- aloe vera gel.
Can I put Neosporin on my eyelids?
Some OTC ointments, like Neosporin and Polysporin, are only meant to be used on your skin. Don’t use them in your eyes. They’re not the same as the prescription ointments with the same name that are meant for eye infections.