Hello, I am Dr Helen and I hope I can help you.
You may have a condition called blepharitis. This is an inflammatory problem where the eyelids become red and sore.
It can be caused by an allergy but is sometimes because of infection.
Antibiotic ointment can help if there is any infection present.
If you do have blepharitis hydrocortisone would not help which would explain why you have not noticed any improvement with it.
Here is a link to an NHS site about the condition that tells you much more:
I hope this helps.
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Hi its not Blepharitis any other ideas?
Other suggestions would be eczema but I would have expected this to respond to the hydrocortisone or an allergy to eye make-up....but again I would expect your beautician to recognise this.
After I have posted this I will "opt out" as an expert and that alerts other experts to come and answer your question too so perhaps between us all we can come up with some other explanations.
Hi, yes it does, its not dry or itchy just goes bright red, to clarify its not the actual lid just above it. I don't wear make up very often and I don't sit in the sun.
yes but not right up to the eyebrows. It kind of runs just below and above the bone
about a year maybe 18 months
dodgy knee, no medication, yes I drink. About once or twice a week. Not excessive