I've had an allergic reaction (presumably from dust mites my doctor tested) for 4 days already. eyelids and ears were swollen. And after the swelling and redness subsided, my face became bloated which I think is fluid retention. And now my skin is very dry and rough... like sandpaper. I haven't been using cleanser or moisturizers because my skin is very sensitive at this point. Is this normal? does anyone know why it happens? And what can i do to bring my skin texture back to normal? Someone told me that the roughness is protein deposits from my allergic reaction and I have to wait until my body absorbs it.
For such an allergic reaction, avoid using any lotions and creams over the face for the meantime. Wash your face with a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil. Pat your face dry. Then apply a good hypoallergenic moisturizer over the area and see if this improves. If the symptoms still persist then you can apply mild steroid like dermacort.
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