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Eczema, Rosacea and peeling skin.

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  • Posted By: eQuinox`
  • January 12, 2007
  • 03:51 AM

When I was small I had Eczema; throughout childhood it didn't really reappear and rarely showed on the ears. I am now 19 and have had Rosacea for 5 years.

I was lucky enough to go on a holiday trip overseas to Malaysia :p. I noticed that ever since I've been here (first day till 1.5 months later) my Rosacea hasn't appeared on my face :D... maybe it's due to the humidity or possibly limited computer time - radiation? I live in Australia and it's quite dry. Everyday I would get the flu, probably because of allergies/pollen, it got worse after showers and died down after 2-3 hrs, comes back when I'm in air-conditioning (I need this because of my Rosacea so not using it is not an option), it's gone since I'm in Malaysia. When I get back, I'm sure it'll come, can someone suggest something I can take to subside the sneezing? Also, since being here, I've noticed Eczema has come back to bug me on my arms.

My neck is very itchy and my skin on my face and neck has been peeling/flaking constantly for 1 year. I have to admit, my skin is dry but I use a good moisturizer (trying new products too)... it is still peeling, I apply moisturizer every time I get out of the shower or wash my face, it basically provides a 'moist' coating 97% of the day. The peeling/flaking is so bad that when I eat, the skin around my mouth will come off :eek:. It is very embarrassing and I need a solution... for now I've resorted to not eating in public (starving).

I saw a doctor here which said to me, "... you don't have Rosacea, try eczema cream." I've tried it before she told me to and after... my skin still peels and it does not help with the itching at all; it may be aggravating it considering it contains alcohol and Rosacea and alcohol don't mix! I have also tried applying the Rosacea gel to my neck but it doesn't stop the itching either.

Do I just need a stronger dose of hydrocortisone? Is this Eczema or something else? Please provide me with your suggestions :rolleyes:, looking forward to hearing from ya'll!

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