I have a rash by my nose that I figured was just a function of other irregular skin conditions during puberty, but it doesn't seem to have gone away. It seems to be agitated by cold weather(it clears up somewhat in warmer months), allergies(hayfever), the flu, washing more than once a day (with cetaphil the mildest cleanser I could find, other cleansers make inflammation much worse) and irregular sleep patterns. When I was younger I went to see a dermatologist who prescribed bactroban(mupirocin) which treated it symptomatically and it went away for about 4 months then, it came back in the winter(cold weather again). I have seen other posts and have looked elsewhere on the internet, but I either find rashes that are more severe or in different locations.
Two of my kids had that rash. I put them on a gluten free diet for another reason and realized they both healed up around their noses. They haven't had a problem since then. I do not know if your rash will improve if you were to try the diet, but it's worth a shot if you feel like giving the diet a try.
If you'd like to try it, just leave me a message and I'll help you with the diet.
Actually, most people, just one fine day, suddenly start with symptoms of either gluten intolerance or celiac disease. As you get older and the hormones change combined with whatever you are eating combined with stress creates wear and tear on the body. Again, I'm not sure you have the same root cause for the outbreak around the nose. But when I saw your post I thought I'd let you know what helped us. Because it is annoying to have these problems and not know what caused them to begin with. If you try the gluten free diet and it doesn't help after a few weeks, maybe try eliminating other foods like dairy products for several weeks to see if that helps. Sugar is another food that has nasty effects on the body. Nothing like fruit, vegetables, protein and healthy fats along with sunshine each day with a decrease in stress to help clear alot of problems up. Hope this helps!
I agree with maatson, I have a friend with celiac the symptoms don't match, the question is how do I treat an acute recurring case. Dandruff can be treated using a good shampoo, but what about localized areas of the skin.
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