Unsure what this red patch is and how to treat it?

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I've had this red patch above my eye for around 2 weeks now. It started as a lot more pinkish in colour and it would itch and flake; after treatment with Nizoral shampoo -- which worked the last time I used it, as I've has this once before; and aloe vera cream -- which burned, a lot -- it has now turned angry and red. 

I've attached an image (which isn't very clear, I apologise) but do you think I should go to a pharmacist's for some cream, or to a doctor's? Or is the latter unecessary? 

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    Makes sense to try the chemist's first, and if you do not resolve it, then see your doctor.  Good luck!
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      Thanks!

      I guess I'm just worried that it's something like a basal cell carcinoma because I'm irrational like that, lol. But yeah, I'll try the chemist's tomorrow. 

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    As TXOAP says try the pharmacist first as you can see them immediately. It could just be an allergy to something. I would have thought it very unlikely to be a carcinoma. 
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    June what puzzles me is you said you used shampoo which worked?  Yes id try to deal with this myself to, i have a similar problem with a sore that doesnt heal, goes dry and flakey then back to red and raw looking right between my breasts up top, i know i too should go to the doctors but like you im scared it may be skin cancer.

    Sue

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