I get (and currently have) this spot on my face that is dry and red, slightly warmer than the rest of my skin. The pores in the spot get pretty large (they're 'invisible' on the rest of my face) and it becomes a 'sink hole' for all moisture. I have naturally very dry, sensitive skin so I moisturize 2-3 times daily. I don't think it's eczema because I have that on other parts of my body (the trigger for that is water and then not properly moisturizing the area). My skin was fully moisturized and fine last night and then, six hours later, I woke up and this spot was on my cheek, just cresting the bone. In the past, when this dry spot has occurred, it happened over night, in a short period of time and the skin gets hot and almost feverish, but only in that spot. The skin is noticeably rougher while the rest of my skin is it's regular texture (soft). Make up doesn't cover it sufficiently because the make up flakes over the area have a few minutes (my foundation is a tinted moisturizer as well). This is a problem that has reoccurred every couple of months. but without an regularity. It's extremely annoying as I work in a department store. My question is, does anyone else have this issue (not automatically written off as eczema)? How do you treat it? What causes it?
I haven't used any new or different soaps, lotions or moisturizers. None of the soaps, lotions or moisturizers I do use contain fragrances or skin irritants (everything is hypoallergenic due to my skin sensitivity). I did start my period today, but this isn't a regular symptom & when it has happened before it wasn't specific to the start of my period.
I think I have what you have on my neck (it's about 7mm diameter) and I get them the whole time on my fore head, which can be hard because, like you said , the make up flakes, and I'm not allowed make-up at school. I'm at an all girls school, so no boys to be embarressed infront of! Have you tried e45? I'm personally allergic to it because of a gene from my granny, but maybe try that, if you haven't already. Good luck. (sorry, dunno what it is either, my lovely big brother calls it christmas disease because the flaky skin around it is like snowflakes)
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.