Dry Cracked Skin on Facebook is NOT going away...

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I'm at 24 year old woman that has had eczema her entire life. I've been to three dermatologist and a allergy specialist, but we never actually discovered the cause of my eczama. I grew up with the regular "scent free" products and have a plethora of steroid creams and ointments. Perfumes did not seem to effect me however my skin is never completely cleared and is thicker in spots from years and years of itching/scaring. I also have dry skin and every now and then I would get a patchy spot of dry skin that would eventually go away...Until this one...I started noticing a patch of dry skin on the left side of the bridge of my nose about a month before my wedding. I used my regular moisturisers and exfoliated but it would still come back day after day. I looked up ways of clearing dry skin on the face online and found Vaseline used regularly should do the trick. It didn't. That was about 3 months ago. The skin is red and angry, and has spread over my eyelids some. I have been just managing it with Vaseline/Neosporine/Bacitracin. I'mean starting to wonder if this is just dry skin or something more...does anyone have any advice?

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    NOT Facebook! FACE* Sorry about that!
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    Hi there, any chance the spreading eczema could be topical steroid withdrawal ? If you've used ts on other parts of your body, it can cause spreading rashes elsewhere, including areas not previously affected by eczema.

    Hope you get to the root of the problem.

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    Hi

    I'd suggest you look into TSW/RSS (topical steroid withdrawalsyndrome/red skin syndrome)

    Also worth getting patch testing

    Just fyi scent free doesn't mean chemical free/non toxic. If anyone has skin issues it's extra important not to use chemicals/toxins

    God bless

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    I have a patch of dry skin roughly the size of a small coin just on the bridge of my nose. I think it is seborrhoeic dermatitis (SD) since it responds well to zinc pyrithione. The skin goes through 3 phases. Sometimes the skin is normal, sometimes it is dry and covered with small flakes and sometimes it is red, sore, and very itchy. Overall I have rather dry skin. 

    It can be difficult to diagnose this type of skin conditions because the symptoms overlap (for example SD and psoriasis/eczema) and the trigger can be as varied as stress or a contact allergy. 

    In my case, an outbreak of SD can spread to the area around the eyebrows and the area either side of the nose. I treat it by dabbing a small amount of head and shoulders conditioner on the affected area, leaving it on for 2 min and rinsing the skin well. I would not necessarily recommend that for you though given your history of eczema and skin problems. You could rather ask your doctor to prescribe a zinc pyrithione solution. 

    Very few times (if the skin is red and very itchy) I apply Dermovate (a solution of clobetasol propionate). It is a steroid and I try to limit the use to it. 

    Unfortunately, SD is a recurring condition. Typically, I have at best a few months of clear skin before I notice symptoms on the bridge of my nose again. Regarding vaseline or moisturisers, for me they are only working if the skin is clear and without symptoms. I think their can help prolong the phase of normal healthy skin. Once the patch of skin is red or flaky I find moisturiser just aggravates the condition further. 

     

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    Hey maybe its some type of fungal infection. I have some undiagnosed facial issue that will not go away it just spreads. I was prescribed Nizoral aka ketaconozale and it is working great. As long as I use it I have No problems but as soon as I stop my face will begin to get irritated and ugly... I wish we all had a way to contact each other to See symptoms and give want each other support with visuals. Dr said I have some fungal infection of the skin which is common so the personals was prescribed it may be true because the cream works but why doesn't it kill it to the point where I can lay off the cream for at least a year between use? I don't know. But I recommend you look into this cream

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    I would like to ask everyone in this discussion to private message me please? I have something to say which I can't publicly.

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