Could I be having a reaction on my face to glues used in my work?
I’m so glad you asked this because many people don’t realize that rashes – yes even on the face – can be caused by things that are on one’s hands. And also that tiny, airborne allergen particles (think your glue here), can cause a rash on your face. Only when you solve the underlying problem will your eyes start to look better. Also, non prescription hydrocortisone can’t be used around the eye area safely for longer than a week or two. After that time, it will start to thin the skin, impair your skin’s natural immunity, and can even cause glaucoma in extreme cases.
A laser, in this situation, is not a good option for you. But solving this problem more permanently will be helpful. In most states and countries, at universities, there are dermatology departments with clinics that specialize in solving these types of problems. They go by several different names but ask for the contact dermatitis clinic, the allergic dermatitis clinic, or the patch testing clinic. You are looking for the clinic run by dermatologists where specialized "patch testing" is done by dermatologists. The clinics run by allergists are different and involve skin testing with a needle.
For a list of good doctors to check out, view our Guide to Finding A Dermatologist.
Hope this helps, Dr. I