Cucumber nourishes and moisturizes the skin, has antibacterial properties and its low temperature will bring instant relief from pain as well as will reduce the swelling. If the red rash area is too big to cover it with just one or two slices, you can grate the cucumber, cool it down and apply the cucumber in this form onto the affected skin. Repeat the cucumber treatment three to four times a day for best results.
To bring relief in the case of a red rash caused by atopic dermatitis, you can use creams and ointments that contain corticosteroids. They are available without a prescription and help significantly reduce the itching and redness around the eyes. Make sure you follow the recommendations from the leaflets attached to those creams as they might cause some adverse reactions if used improperly. There have been cases of skin discoloration, infections and bruising in people who used the corticosteroid creams in an inappropriate way.
When Should I See The Doctor
If the red rash around your eyes is an occasional problem, usually there is nothing to worry about. However, if it recurs, it might be a sign of a health condition that should be investigated by the doctor. If the redness around your eyes is usually accompanied by other worrying symptoms, like muscle pain, fever and changes in weight, you should contact the doctor.
Also, if you notice any patterns of the problem occurrence, like e.g after eating certain foods or after exposure to the sun, low temperatures or pollens, you should go to the doctor immediately and get some special tests performed. This will help determine whether or not you suffer from an allergy or eczema.