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I have a red, slightly itchy rash around the skin of my eyelids—is this a possible allergic reaction?   

Yes, it is a possible allergic reaction and that is the most likely diagnosis. However, other things can cause this: for example, certain infections or other types of skin diseases like rosacea. If it persists for more than a couple of days or is associated with considerable swelling and/or pain then this may be something more serious and you should see your Eye M.D. right away.

Answered by: Gary Hirshfield, MDDr. Gary Hirshfield

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Feb 13, 2013

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