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Itchy eyelid

Also known as Eyelid Itching

Itchy eyelid is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of itchy eyelid are eczema, conjunctivitis, and blepharitis. Other possible causes, such as actinic keratosis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with itchy eyelid often receive other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, prostate specific antigen measurement, biopsy, excision, physical therapy exercises and corneal transplant .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with itchy eyelid include dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, azithromycin ophthalmic, epinastine ophthalmic, fluorescein, alclometasone topical, azelastine ophthalmic, loteprednol ophthalmic, formoterol, pimecrolimus topical, doxepin, triamterene, ofloxacin and olopatadine ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for itchy eyelid include race/ethnicity = other, age 75+ years and age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years almost never get itchy eyelid.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
1.8x
75+ years
1.9x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.3x
White
1.1x
Other
2.5x
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