Why Do My Tears Give Me Rashes Around My Eyes?


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Lucy Burroughs Profile
Lucy Burroughs answered
Are you sure that this is a rash?

Often, the blood vessels around the eyes can be damaged from crying, coughing and vomiting. The marks left behind are usually small red flecks that can be quite angry-looking in some cases. This is sometimes known as petechial rash.

How Can I Make It Go Away? Unfortunately, there's not much you can do
apart from wait. If what you describe is broken blood vessels (and there's a good chance it is), the only thing that might help is applying something cold to the area. Try running a metal spoon under cold water and then pressing it gently against the skin beneath your eyes.
The red marks should clear up within a couple of days. Until then, you can cover them with your usual foundation - just dab a little extra onto the skin around your eyes and let it dry before blending it in.

What If It's Not Broken Blood Vessels?

It's hard to say exactly without seeing the rash.  Aquagenic urticaria is a very rare medical condition - only 35 people have been diagnosed with it in the world - which causes people to suffer painful skin reactions to water (be it tears, rain or sweat), but you'd probably have noticed if you had this condition!

If the rash persists for more than several days, you might want to think about seeing a doctor, as petechial rashes (broken blood vessels) tend to clear up relatively quickly.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My daughter who is 7 years has a similar problem. She does not get a rash, but should she cry, her eyes itch and she begins to rub them. She has had allergies of eczema & asthma which are under control now, hay fever and allergic conjunctivitis which she still suffers from. The only solution is if she does not cry, but she is only 7......
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Anonymous answered
It is possible it is a type of dermatitis.
Cindy Thompson Profile
Cindy Thompson answered
Are you on Prednisone? Your dermatologist will have different medications that could help you. Peace.
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Anonymous commented
prednisone could work, however, it is a strong medicine for this problem. Cortisone cream may work, though you may want to be careful around your eyes with it. Have you discussed with your doctor that the previous medicine is not effective? You could try preventative measures such as coating the outer skin of your eyes with an oil based product such as vaseline prior to a crying incident (such as a funeral etc), or carrying some with you in the event you begin to cry. K

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