Periorbital dermatitis is an irritating and painful condition that may appear alone or in conjunction with another form of dermatitis. The symptoms include redness, itching, flaking, pain and irritation in the lower eyelids and the skin surrounding the eyes.
The literal translation of dermatitis is skin inflammation. The obvious cause is inflammation. But, what causes the inflammation?
• The Causes of Inflammation
Inflammation may be acute or chronic. The acute type accompanies infections and injuries of all kinds. It is part of the body’s natural way of fighting disease and healing injuries.
Chronic inflammation is a problem for many people according to researchers. It plays a role in serious diseases like cancer and heart disease.