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Hi, 2 weeks ago I woke up with redness on the eyelids. Also

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Hi, 2 weeks ago I woke up with redness on the eyelids. Also I had red, raw-feeling and peeling skin around the lips. My doctor said it was possible eczema or fungal infection. I've applied a 2% miconazole cream followed by E45 cream on both areas. The lip area is no longer peeling but is still pink; the eyelids are still pink and the left one is now puffy. Please advise - it's so annoying!

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DL
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Das, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello,

Welcome and thank you for the question.

Since the peeling has decreased with the Miconazole and E45, you probably did have a fungal infection. But the inflammation is still present.

Please apply a cold pack on the lips as well as the eyes. Then apply 1% Cortisone once daily for 3 days - this will decrease the inflammation. Please do not apply the Cortisone for more than 3 days.

You can also take Ibuprofen 200mg twice a day for 3 days. This should decrease the inflammation faster than earlier. if it does not, you will need to see your doctor again.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you Dr Das. If the inflammation does not go down after 3 days of applying the Cortisone, how long after can I apply again for another 3 days?

Expert:  Dr. Das, MD replied 2 years ago.
1% Cortisone is a mild steroid, but it can still cause some amount of dryness of the skin. After applying it for 3 days, wait for at least 48 hours before applying it again. Continue to apply the E45.
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