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I have been dealing with a skin disorder for more than 8 months now. I have been misdiagnosed several times (rosacea, perioral dermatitis), but after the patching test, it was clear I am VERY allergic to nickel, among other things. Doctors won't listen to me- I have visited several (even private) and they keep on jumping to one conclusion to another. When I mention my allergies, they say I just have to avoid the culprit. Yeah right. I think I am eating/putting in something at the moment that's causing me flare ups, but I don't know what. Some days my skin is almost cleared, and then out of a sudden, starts burning again. No apparent reason. As allergies/ allergic dermatitis are usually delayed, I can't seem to find out. Nickel is everywhere, epoxy resin is everywhere (plastics, foams, glues, etc) Obviously, I'm not putting anything on my face that can cause it (used to wear glasses, not anymore) but to this day, I am really really struggling with it. I have also requested psychological medical help cause it is affecting me mentally, both personal and professionally.
If anyone's dealing with the same problem, please let me know how are you getting in with it.
At the moment, I'm at a low nickel diet (started last week), not so much improvement, but we will see. I am not using any prescribed cream/medicine at the moment. Last doctor prescribed doxycicline 40 mg but I have decided to ditch it since there's no point in it.
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