Does anyone know if it is possible to develop it at the age of 30 having never had it before? I'm pretty sure it is what I have on my eye. It is like really dry skin, I can rub off the extra dry skin and is red and itchy. I noticed it about a month ago and just put some extra moisturiser on it. Its been back a few odd days since, but nothing major. For the past 3 days, its been spreading and getting redder and itchier and slightly swollen. Today, it is obvious to others and there is a patch about the size of a five cent piece under my eye and now the other eye lid is itching too. I have been putting paw paw cream on it but it doesn't seem to be helping. I haven't changed anything in my bathing/moisturising routine and it isn't mascara or eyeliner related (not that I have worn either for at least 2 weeks). My eye area is obviously very sensitive and I don't just want to chuck any cortisone cream on it. Will the pharmacy be able to help or shall I make an appointment with my GP?