You give a very nice description of eczema of the face. This looks dry and feels dry, but is inflamed, not dry. Moisturizers are therefore irrelevant, as you have found out. (By the way, vaseline does not clog porse, though most people find it too greasy for their taste.)
What you need, I think, is intermittent use of a mild hydrocortisone product. Start with a lotion containing OTC 1% hydrocortisone. If it stings a bit at first, don't worry. You should get a lot better in just a few days. If that fails, see a dermatologist about a prescription for a stronger version.
Dear Christine --
Hang in there, sister!
I used to have this problem myself, except with a side order of acne now and then. If it's non-irritating sealants you want, have you tried Dermasil lotion (a Vaseline prod.), Theraplex stuff (industrial-strength, very good consistency), or even chapstick? Waxy and/or dimethicone-oriented ingredients helped me out a lot. I hope you find the type of stuff that works for you.
I have dry lips and dry hands--especially the dry
lips which just showed up a couple of weeks ago.
I am using lip wax, but it does not seem to remedy
the problem. Any suggestions? Thank you.
I have problem when people see me they say to me you look pale. What can I do for this? Thanks.
i have knots forming on my arm and one in the groin area. They are red and head up like a boil type thing but the doctor doesn't think it is phlebitis they are very tender and sore. I had one that healed up on my forearm but then received one more on the inside of my elbow and groin area. Now the one on the inside of my arm is starting to spread with more knots forming around it and if they do head up and open white and light reddish stuff comes out.
HiI have very itchy sink .I wonder if special kind of soap that get the other soaps off my body? what is good laurdry degerent for itch sink?(for colthes)the last soap I was using ,made me itch I change soap already!>bye bye lori