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Facial Skin Problems—A Photo Essay

Facial Skin Problems—A Photo Essay

A 70-year-old woman presented with acute onset of an intensely pruritic eruption on the face. She had a history of eczema. A predominance of infraorbital erythema and swelling suggested that her condition was related to a material being placed in the eyes and then dripping down, and she had been instilling drops to relieve symptomatic dry eye. Allergic to benzalkonium chloride, the ocular solution’s preservative, she had allergic contact dermatitis.

Image courtesy of Ted Rosen, MD.

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