I have never heard of this but this recently caught my eye because my mother-in-law has been having a similar issue. Is there any food allergy that you have that you are aware of that might be triggering this?
I was reading this in pubmed that might provide some insight:
One possible cause is your toothpaste. You could try switching to baking soda for a few days and see if it improves. If you used a hydrocortisone cream on your face a while ago, you could be having it from that.
Very good mention about toothpaste. Being pregnant right now toothpaste is really bothering me every time I have to brush my teeth, I get severe heartburn. So I looked this up and heartburn is association with fluoride. So changing to baking soda for a few days is a good suggestion... unless you can find a place locally that sells Tom's of Maine Flouride Free toothpaste and you can try that.
Symptoms of eczema are triggered by allergens. People who suffer from this disorder should avoid contact with triggering factors like soaps, cosmetics, jewelry, clothing, and detergents. Sometimes sweat, changes in temperature and psychological stress are known to trigger these episodes. So, Allergy testing would be worth looking into. And treatment is with cortisone based creams, which need to be very potent and of increased strength to heal the lesions. Always wear protective clothing while going outside, as cold increases drying. Don't wash your face anymore than necessary and use very mild soaps. Apply constantly plenty of good moisturizing creams and alternate with steroid creams. Use a humidifier in the rooms to avoid dryness.
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