I am at my wit's end with an itchy facial rash for several weeks. I've stopped all cosmetics, creams, soaps,(no new products ) and am gently cleansing with water only now. It started as several small dry red patches on my cheek and now has spread to my whole face with areas on my neck and chest. ??? I have no clue what it may be. No new foods or meds, etc., haven't been out in the bushes to pick up poison oak or anything...
Occasionally the rash begins to burn and it turns bright red.
Here's what I've tried:
Caladryl helps the itch but isn't clearing it.
Hydrocortisone cream and other mineral oil/petroleum products seem to aggravate it.
I'd appreciate any input...many heads are better than one and I'm ready to go to the doc. (and I HATE when I have to do that...LOL!):imbar
May 15, '02
have you seen a dermatologist? it sounds like that is the next logical step.....i am so sorry for your suffering! get to a derm....you sound like your condition is pretty serious and it may only get worse if you delay any longer. i know, i hate to go the dr., too but you really don't want this to go on, hon! take care!
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on May 15, '02
Don't forget that even though you may not have been allergic to something, like a food product, you can develop one. So it may be caused by something that you wouldn't normally think of b/c you never had the problem before. Good luck to you.
Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02