I haven't been able to find any information that accurately describes my symptoms. I've been to a dermatologist and several general practitioners with no success. Mostly, but not always, every thirty days (about) my skin gets tender on my face in the moustache area and on my chin (front).
Oddly, my first sign that this is going to happen is that I get an itching inside my nose. I get dry, tender patches inside my nasal passages (no further than half an inch inside). Sometimes this is accompanied with a tenderness in my scalp. When I place my hand on the hair on my head, the skin is tender at the base of the hairs. This will last a day or so and then I get real tender skin on my face (in the areas described). Then I get heavy flaking. The flaking area seems to be oily in nature but dry flakes. This has been happening repeatedly for the last three years. It is painful and unsightly. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
An added note, I was diagnosed with HSV 1 and 2 around five years ago. I hope this isn't related. Herpes of the face...sheesh. I have never shown any symptoms (herpes) on my face (type 1) and my type 2 symptoms occur rarely (@ 1 1/2 years).