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Itchy cluster of red bumps on forehead (picture proviced)

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  • Posted By: Kate1212
  • January 13, 2013
  • 02:53 PM


I have recently been diagnosed with Discoid Eczema (aka Nummular Dermatitis) and was prescribed Betnovate Cream for the itchy red patches on my upper body (face not affected) and occasional patches on lower legs, which has been working a treat. No more itching! I have noticed a huge difference in their appearance also, they are not red at all and are more of a yellowy colour. I also use an emollient cream (prescribed by the Doctor) all over my body which helps. I am due to go back to the doctors for a follow-up check of the above in three weeks.

However, I have had gradual itchy clusters of red bumps on the centre of my forehead for quite a few months now. Some are painful to touch (see picture). I had these bumps before being diagnosed with Discoid Eczema and do flush easily in my cheeks. I believe it could be Rosacea. My skincare routine consists of washing my face with luke warm water and then applying E45 moisturising cream all over my face. I do wear Bare Minerals makeup to help cover up the redness and bumps as I am very conscious of them. I have extremely sensitive skin and cannot use any soaps as it makes my Eczema worse. I only use E45 and Oilatum products for hair, body and face. I am allergic to something in Simple products. I have not had a patch test of ***** test done but have had a RAST test which came back negative. I believe a patch test would be beneficial to have, seen as I had a reaction to Simple soap when in the bath???

I would be grateful for any help.

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