Itchy patches on my face. Are these inflamed acne scars?
I have been using olive oil to moisturize my face for the last 3 weeks because someone told me it was good for acne. My pimples were clearing up the first week and I was thrilled but over this past weekend, these small, red patches started appearing all over my face where I had previous acne and started to get inflamed and even itched and stung. It's been like this for 3 days now and the itching is getting better but the bumps are still there. Can you tell me what this is and what I can do to get rid of it? Thanks!
Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of the red patches. Possibilities that may need to be considered include allergies, infections, inflammations etc. You could try keeping the skin clean and oil-free. Avoid allergens such as dust and wash the face atleast 2-3 times a day with a mild soap. Ointments containing benzoyl peroxide/ clindamycin may also be helpful. If these measures do not seem to help, I would suggest consulting a primary care physician or a dermatologist for appropriate management.
Hope this is helpful.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.