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Swollen red itchy face - doctor is stumped!!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 4, 2009
  • 09:51 PM

Hi about 3 weeks ago I had a "flare up" on my face which is very painful,burning, red, itchy and has left my skin without elasticity. Thinking it may be an allergic reaction I have cut out all dairy/spice etc from my diet, i am putting on no make up, i am double cycle washing my clothes without detergent, vaccing twice a day, no soap bla bla bla. My doctor gave me steroids which took the inflamation down, but has come back again 3 times and I cannot understand the irritant. My doctor is also stumped. I have tried several different creams prescribed and unprescribed and absolutely everything makes it worse. Does anybody have an idea what this is? I am desperate, I work as a freelance massage therapist and none of the salons will give me work as my face is so bad its upsetting the customers. It really burns and hurts and after 3 visits to the doctors I am still no the wiser.

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  • maybe you picked up a bug from a massage...its it one sided..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 5, 2009
    • 00:18 AM
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  • It might be eczema. Either way, I would highly suggest installing water filters (it can ease your discomfort). I don't know if you have a water filter for you drinking water, but that is something you might want to consider (you need a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water). For the shower filter, you can get Jonathan Product Beauty Water Shower Purification System (I bought mine at my local sephora store, but you can do a google search and find out where u can get it locally) or another really good option (I highly recommend) is visit my favorite dr's website, www.drmercola.com he has a lot of information and has a lot of products as well. He also has a very good shower filter (and an informative website, including his own video, describing why a good shower filter is so important). I'm actually thinking about switching to dr. mercola's shower filter. Another really good thing about his website is that you can ask him a question and he'll write back to you...maybe he might have some more suggestions for you, and you can also get on his free online mailing list, and search through a lot of different topics/discussions that I think might interest you. I would also suggest that you see another dermatologist--one that will offer you a complete allergy test, so you know exactly what you are allergic to. If you were in los angeles, I would have given you the coordinates of my dermatologist...I hope you feel better really soon!Michellemichellemaghalyan@yahoo.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2009
    • 11:21 PM
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