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Posted: 11/2/2009 5:34:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 5:06:15 PM EST by pondfly]
I've got a strange condition going on for a couple months and I think I have an idea of what direction I'm going to, but need a little confirmation or I will end up going to the doc as a last resort (no insurance at this time).

Around my nose, cheeks, eyebrows and just slightly on my forehead I get a burning & itching sensation. When I scratch I get flaking dead skin, but it is not noticeable until I scratch it. I have changed soaps, and use a light facial scrub to help clean, but It still continues. I've been using a 1% Clotrimazole cream with some temporary relief (Athlete's foot cream). Is there something else that you would suggest OTC?
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:35:01 PM EST
Stage 1 zombie.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:35:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 5:38:16 PM EST by rykn0w]
ITS LUPUS

serious tho, most likely eczema/psoriasis
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:36:52 PM EST
Sounds like dry skin, more than likely due to the changing of the seasons.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:38:21 PM EST
I will concur with Dr.Rykn0w's diagnoses of lupus, though no doubt the lupus was brought about by an aggravated case of the HIV.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:40:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
I will concur with Dr.Rykn0w's diagnoses of lupus, though no doubt the lupus was brought about by an aggravated case of the HIV.


Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:40:43 PM EST
So that would explain the DDS (Drippy dick syndrome)
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:42:03 PM EST
syphilis
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:42:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:45:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By AeroE:
Illinoisicitis.

You'll have to move to a more free State.



If I had a job somewhere and wasn't upside down on the mortgage (thanks to the housing market), I'd be gone to the west.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:47:47 PM EST
Obamapox

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:49:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By Wehrmacht_Sniper:
Stage 1 zombie.


Sorry dude,but you are starting to turn.

Soon you will attack those still living,trying to satiate your hunger for human flesh. It may be a friend or some one you loved,and you will probably succeed.............





Before you turn,you might wanna see a dermatologist. Might be mild psoriasis?
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:49:07 PM EST
Seborrheic Dermatitis?
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:55:26 PM EST
Get a humidifier. See a dermatologist, a good one.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:01:19 PM EST
I have to be getting better. I mean I looked like this on Saturday.....

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:07:31 PM EST
Elwood Blues> I hate Ilinois zombies<Elwood Blues
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:13:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 6:14:57 PM EST by pondfly]
Going through all the other suggested diagnoses, It doesn't appear to be them. I was kind of suspecting eczema but other than when scratching the area and causing redness you would never notice what was going on. I have not tried Hydrocortizone, but it has a drying action.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:15:46 PM EST
I get the flaky skin too, but not the burning/itching thing you were talking about. I get that on my hands.

I asked my doc about it a few years back and he told me to put lotion on it. It worked. I now put lotion on the skin daily, cause I don't want it to get the hose again.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:20:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 6:21:03 PM EST by medicdubs]
Seborrheic Dermatitis. treat with This
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:22:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By pondfly:
Going through all the other suggested diagnoses, It doesn't appear to be them. I was kind of suspecting eczema but other than when scratching the area and causing redness you would never notice what was going on. I have not tried Hydrocortizone, but it has a drying action.


I'm gonna say lay off the Clotrimazole & Hydrocortizone as this these will just temporarily push the irritant/source back into your system, under your skin. Don't scratch! Check your diet, hydration, etc. Get a humidifyer. Maybe use a less harsh soap/shampoo. Try a mild baby shampoo/body wash (e.g., Johnson's or generic store brand) for a week or so.

Talk to a doc/dermatologist and work to find out what's causing this.

Good luck.

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Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:45:17 PM EST
You need to see a shrink to have your BRAIN checked for asking a serious medical question here.

I have seb. derm. (also psoriasis) and it sounds like that. I wash with Dial liquid soap (gold color) and use 1/2 hydrocortisone 1% and 1/2 Aveda Brand "Hand Relief" (no jokes, assholes) creme mixed after washing. Just a little mixed in my hand. Doctors can't do shit.

Worse when the weather changes. Nothing else seems to have ANY effect, good or bad.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:55:35 PM EST
Thanks everyone for the input. Slash, I just posted the question to see the reaction. I actually work state public health doing disaster medicine and I really don't like bothering my doc's with crap like that as they get enough of it off the clock anyway.

I was trying to seek other suggestions until I had my annual check up and was going to ask him then. I will turn up the humidifier since it is set a little low right now and it has really flared up in the past few weeks compared to the other months.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 7:03:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By pondfly:
Thanks everyone for the input. Slash, I just posted the question to see the reaction. I actually work state public health doing disaster medicine and I really don't like bothering my doc's with crap like that as they get enough of it off the clock anyway.

I was trying to seek other suggestions until I had my annual check up and was going to ask him then. I will turn up the humidifier since it is set a little low right now and it has really flared up in the past few weeks compared to the other months.

Your regular physician will be no use...
If you actually want to be treated for your specific issue, schedule an appt with a dermatologist.
Won't cost you more than $100 out of pocket, probably much less.

What's the sense in dicking around? Go see the right man for the job, it's why they're called specialists.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 7:05:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 7:11:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 9:22:01 PM EST by NMSight]
I hate to interject another serious reply into what otherwise is turning into an entertaining thread. Sounds like what I came down with when I was about 20 (been a long time ago and I can't remember now exactly how old I was). The dermatologist called it infectious dandruff. IIRC he gave me a prescription for some type of lotion.

I ran out of that and started using head & Shoulders shampoo. Switched to Prell Pert shampoo w/dandruff control several years ago and it works fine.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 7:17:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 7:22:18 PM EST by Russm]
Originally Posted By pondfly:
I've got a strange condition going on for a couple months and I think I have an idea of what direction I'm going to, but need a little confirmation or I will end up going to the doc as a last resort (no insurance at this time).

Around my nose, cheeks, eyebrows and just slightly on my forehead I get a burning & itching sensation. When I scratch I get flaking dead skin, but it is not noticeable until I scratch it. I have changed soaps, and use a light facial scrub to help clean, but It still continues. I've been using a 1% Clotrimazole cream with some temporary relief (Athlete's foot cream). Is there something else that you would suggest OTC?


I think i have something similar to you, if not the same thing. I dont remember what the dermatologist called it atm (something to do with acne).

Aveeno lotion seems to make it go away for a little while. But what really helped was this Rx oil i got from the dermatologist: "Derma-Smoothe/FS." After a few applications it cleared up. It comes back sometimes in random places on my face, but i put the oil on it and it goes away again.

On my own I've also discovered that taking a Vitamin B supplement makes it stay away much longer, but this is just my personal experience.

eta: I've also switched to the Selenium dandruff shampoo (not the one with Zinc). Head and Shoulders its a dark blue bottle with orange shampoo. There is also selsun blue. Either of these also help with it staying away.
Similarly to the above poster, I am 23, so it might just be some kind of age thing.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 7:19:38 PM EST
mayo clinic has the best medical diagnosis website i've seen. webmd is now a joke- every diagnosis on that sight says "see your doctor". I hate how dependent everyone is these days. It's fucking dry skin, he probably does not need to go drop cash on a doctor when he obviously can't afford insurance, so don't just advise him to see a doctor!!! you can use diaper rash cream at night to help relieve the dry skin. try using a light soap like ivory.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 4:07:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By pondfly:
I've got a strange condition going on for a couple months and I think I have an idea of what direction I'm going to, but need a little confirmation or I will end up going to the doc as a last resort (no insurance at this time).


Sounds like symptoms caused by South African Skin Mites. They feed on nerve endings. They are just now spreading into the Northeast. I'm sure yours is just dry skin though.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:05:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 5:09:25 PM EST by pondfly]
I wanted to thank those of you who gave suggestions. I decided to do a little deeper digging and some pharmacological checking so off to Target today. I picked up some Sarna (Pramoxine Hcl) anti itch, Target K/O Aveno lotion, and Psoriasin Gel (Coal Tar) and I immediately felt better. Nine hours later it is still much better than using the anti-fungial. Lets see how it does in a couple days.


Edit for spelling.

Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:11:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 5:12:07 PM EST by ED_P]
Originally Posted By rykn0w:

serious tho, most likely eczema/psoriasis


In my late 20's that what I got. Really itches and flakes behind my left ear. Sometimes behind my knees. Very common places for it. Stress makes it worse. My nose/face also has it milder. I just put some moisturizing lotion on my face if it's bad, so it doesn't appear to be have any skin flaking and I look normal. Doctor offered steroids for it, but I'd rather just deal with it without heavy drugs.



Link Posted: 11/3/2009 5:17:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 5:20:07 PM EST by TigerForce]
Originally Posted By Mazeman:
Seborrheic Dermatitis?

+1 Try an anti dandruff shampoo such as DHS-Zinc, Head & Shoulders, or Selsun Blue to your scalp and lather it up on your face as well- let it sit there a few minutes, then rinse off; repeat. TREAT THE SCALP- EVEN IF ITS NOT SYMPTOMATIC. Do this a few days a week for the first week. May also use 1% hydrocortisone cream or ointment, OTC; the ointment is actually a little stronger- better absorption into the skin. If no relief after a few weeks, see a dermatologist. My liability is limited to the amount you are paying me.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 1:41:41 PM EST
Selenium Sulfide.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 3:59:10 PM EST
I have psoriasis and wht you have described sounds like how it breaks out on my face and scalp. My derm put me on to a line of cleansers and shampoo called Free and Clear. It has zilch additive or fragrances that will irritate the psoriasis. Its not prescription but you have to go to the pharmacist to get it, or you can go to http://www.psico.com/ and order it.

Its pricey but effective.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 4:16:34 PM EST
put some selsum blue on it and wash it off maybe an hour or two later. You'll look like a smurf but i bet its gone in about 2 or 3 days. I get the same type thing, but dont know what the doc called it. The selsun blue works better than anything else.
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