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Horrible Break out around nose..

  • Posted By: justmetoday
  • February 23, 2009
  • 03:13 AM

Hello everyone..this is my first time posting here.
I am in urgent need of your help as I have had a bad break out around my nose which I have never had before.

My nose is red, itcy, very dry and it starting to hurt a little bit because of the dryness.

I recently switched from a face lotion that I have used for a few years now, because I just noticed it has mineral oil in it, which I read isn't good for your face because it causes blocked pores. So after doing some research, I switched to a moisturizer that doesn't have any oil in it.

The product I used before was "Jergens natural glow" and has the following active ingredients : water, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol. mineral oil, cetearth-20, and so on.

The new product I am using is called "Neutrogena oil-free Moisture spf 15".
Its active ingredients are Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5.0% and Oxybenzone 3.0%.

I bought the new product last Monday and everything seemed to be working fine. My face was very smooth and no rednish anywhere. Then Saturday morning I noticed my face around my nose starting to get red..and Sat. night it was worse and then this morning really bad and increasing in redness and dryness as the day went on. All day yesterday I put the new product on in hopes it would moisturize it.

Ive had problems with redness and dry skin before, but nothing like this..and I usually use Hydrocortisone 1% cream when that happens.

Has anyone had something like this before? Do you think it is an allergic reaction? Or maybe something more serious? I was doing research around the web and found information about Rosacea Disease..which seems to look very similar to what I have now...

Oh, I dont know if this has anything to do with it..but today when I woke up, brushed my head through my hair and it was rather painfull.. This went away as the day went on though..

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated!!!

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  • Hi,I have the same problem. About a year ago i had very bad spots all over my skin and now i have scars and redness left on my skin in the areas that were effected. Ontop of this i also have the problem you have with the breakouts around my nose area. I've been to a doctor and they perscribed me some medication which after a few mouths clears every spot on my face. Only trouble now is the scars and redness which i cant seem to get rid of. It looks very simular to your condition but again, i dont know what is causing it. Drinking lots of water has helped improve it though. I will get back to you if i find out what it is :)
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  • Hi,I have the same problem. About a year ago i had very bad spots all over my skin and now i have scars and redness left on my skin in the areas that were effected. Ontop of this i also have the problem you have with the breakouts around my nose area. I've been to a doctor and they perscribed me some medication which after a few mouths clears every spot on my face. Only trouble now is the scars and redness which i cant seem to get rid of. It looks very simular to your condition but again, i dont know what is causing it. Drinking lots of water has helped improve it though. I will get back to you if i find out what it is :)to me it looks like that could definitely be a rosacea or eczema dude, i do however see on the left right side of the photo on your nose there is some white stuff which would indicate blocked pores (i.e. acne). So yeah maybe an acne issue, but more so rosacea or eczema, i would say go see a dermatologist but that could take forever and you'd probably have to get a referral from your doctor to see one anyways, so i'd go see your doctor to find out what he thinks, he'll probably know enough about skin to diagnose you:) hope this helps. My email is scottdesmoulin@hotmail.com if you want to reply to me since i am not a member of the site, id like to know how things go. good luck man!
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