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Facial Itch

Itch Timeline

Date                                       Event

Early January, 2007       Entire face peels over a 2 week period

Late January                 Nothing

Early February              Entire face repeels over a 2 week period

Late February                Nothing

March, early                   Episodes of inflamed face, facial itching, as though worms crawling under skin                               

March, middle                 Treated with prednisone; facial itch and inflamation (inflammation) go away

April, early                      Inflamed face and itching return

April, Late                       Again treated with prednisone; itch and inflamation (inflammation) go away

May/December              itching returns, but not the inflamed face or sensation of worms crawling under skin. Begin
                                    analysis of cause by allergist and 25 other doctors to determine cause.  Never found out

January 2008/                Decided to suffer/itch
Spring 2011

Summer, 2011               Itching getting worse!
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It can be due to eczema skin which presents as red, dry itchy flaky rash in response to an allergic reaction. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).But they are available under prescription and should be taken only after consulting a dermatologist. Symptoms  can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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