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Red, itchy skin around nose

I seem to have a problem with my skin around my nose, just last saturday it started as a small redness on my right side of the nose. Now, it spreads around my nose area. I tried using moisturizer on it but it would only help with the dry skin temporarily. Just today, the skin was not peeling anymore but, it was still red. in fact, it became like somewhat contracted or hardened. It happened to me before, it took 2 months for it to heal, I didn't give any medication though. Any help appreciated. I posted some pic of it for reference. Thanks!!

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Any help guys? Also, it stings when you're sweating....
563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Such red skin around nose can be due to contact dermatitis, sweat dermatitis or eczema skin. 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.

If the irritation persists then please get it evaluated from a dermatologist. 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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Thanks, I'm gonna try the Cetaphil and hypoallergenic moisturizer method first. For now, the skin start peeling off again. Some of the peeled skin turn blackish in color. Was that dead skin or does it becoming worse? I hope it would get better once I tried the method.

Here's the picture.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/img20110514095325.jpg/
563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Other reason for such a rash can be due to seborrheic dermatitis. It is usually caused by overgrowth of Malassezia furfur. This skin disease commonly affects adolescents and young adults, especially in warm and humid climates and is aggravated by sweating and humidity.

Topical antifungals and mild steroids are the usual treatment and combination of the two can be used to treat stubborn patches. Please get it examined from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.

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 dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.




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Dermacort seems to help me!! Its getting better and better now! Thanks alot! :D
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did you really get better with that cream? please inform us if that was a solution on long term, post people complain steroids are the worst thing to apply on the face
1651860 tn?1307878200
i have something like tht, i dnt know if its the same but on my cheeks!! is it like patches of wound from where some fluid comes-little amount. steroids help but plzz dont apply for long period of time. my doctor said my skin has thinned due to use of steroids. and its rly bad now. I am getting the thing again, so i rly need to know wt it is like. The doctor dont seem to know my condition, nothing has helped yet. Its embarrassing.
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I don't know if i have the same thing but i get it around my nose chin any soft skin on my face...but if i pick at it  or rub it, it spreads, its uncomfortable, its been on my face for like two months and i want it gone i recently got it on my lip and my lips are constantly cracking and it will not go away. it get dry and flakes and spreads, little tiny red bumps that wont go away!
1651860 tn?1307878200
does it itch...n does it produce some small amount of fluid which stays on the surface after drying like granules...does application of creams or anything like that burn??? dont apply steroids..im seeing a doctor having lot of medicine ingesting plus ointment. u see a doc as well, mine i dnt know if it'll ever b okay n even if it will, will take a long long time. hope yours is not as bad as mine...tc..dnt use much face wash, they r not mild as we think and if ur lip lining itches n cracks anything use petroleum jelly like vaseline.apply n massage.
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how are you feeling? did you manage to cure it?
1651860 tn?1307878200
krad1992
might b so called butterfly rash..not sure..consult a doc
Avatar universal
Having red around nose from 1-2 years, Consulted doctor but still I have problem.
I have tried with HHZOLE cream .. but no use .. If I use the cream its getting smooth but the red mark is not going.
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i have really bad eczema around my nose and i try to scratch it off and it just comes back. i also have it in my eyebrows but i don't know what to do. if you could tell me anything it would be apprciatted thanks!
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