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what is this on my nose?

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  • Posted By: ukchick67
  • July 21, 2008
  • 07:01 PM

For a while, I have had a patch of dry, scaly skin on the right hand (top) side of my nose. I have tried all kinds of moisterizers, and although this seems to help for a day or two, it never completely goes away. I went to my derm a few months ago, and she prescribed me a cream as it could have been a fungal infection under the skin - again it helped while I was using it, but she said it should completely go after 2 weeks if it was in fact a fungal infection. She said during the examination that it wasn't skin cancer...my biggest worry at the time.
I have tried cooler showers, not putting any cream of any sort on it, not messing with it, and it is still there. The area seems to be getting bigger. The best way of describing it, is that it gets scaly, and then it peels, and it is pink underneath, then it starts to dry out over the next couple of days, and then the whole cycle starts again. When I touch the area, it feels as though I have a blocked pore - it stings a little like when you know you are getting a zit (!) So when I "play" with the area to get rid of the zit, a clear watery liquid comes out. I have suffered from dermatitis and eczema before so I don't know if it is related to this? I run outside a lot, but always wear a SPF50 cream as I am very fair skinned and burn easily.
I am not sure what to do - should I go back to my Derm?

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