Itching, red, swollen eyelids

Patient

Q: Would triancinolone cream 5% ever be prescribed for itching, red, swollen eyelids?

Doctor

A:   Though triamcinolone can be prescribed for itching and red eyelids, a 5% dose is too strong. A weaker steroid with 0.1% triamcinolone can be used on the face and eyelids.

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