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This is my first forum and I guess I am looking for suggestions. Here is my long stoey: As a child, I had eczema patches on my arms and legs and just dealt with it. As I got older, that stopped but I developed a patch under my nose. Stupidly, I tanned quite a bit in my early twenties which kept it under control. I also saw a derm regularly and had tried every steroid cream known to man. After my first child, I began to get red little bumps around my mouth and blotches on my cheeks. I was diagnosed with rosacea which I feel was a complete mis-diagnosis. I was prescribed a mixture of some creams including Finacea which I stopped using as my symptoms went away. Throughout all of this, I kept using steroid cream under my nose.
Recently, I suffered from perioral dermatitis and angular chelitis and now use non fluoride toothpaste which helped tremendously. I also have seasonal allergies and take an antihistamine daily.
Now, for about a year I have had eczema on my eyelids up to my eyebrow, under my nose and my mouth. I haven't used steroid cream in a year and do not want to. I have been using Elidel which does nothing, changed my shampoo to be sulfate free and wash my face with jist water. Today, my face is just out of control. I am 31 years old and look terrible. I do not want to be seen in public and hate living like this. I want my skin back to normal and I want to feel pretty again. The burning itching redness is just ruining my daily life.
Should I try patch testing? Could I be having a reaction to dairy or gluten? Any insight is appreciated.
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