Dry, red spot on face, HELP!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

It sounds a lot like eczema – I know you said you never get it on your face, but it is possible to get it there . . . whenever I get eczema, it’s on my face. Have you tried an OTC cortisone cream?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Sounds like eczema. I have had facial eczema in the past (and on my hands, too). It was so bothersome, nothing made it go away, not Aveeno eczema cream or hydrocortisone.

This is what worked for me: after every shower, dabbing the spots with a mix of apple cider vinegar and water (read it on the internet, natch) and then applying a mix of coconut oil and tamanu oil, and reapplying a dab of the oil throughout the day every time the eczema was feeling dry and itchy.

Sounds weird but it worker. Now I use apple cider vinegar as a toner on my whole face (it doesn’t smell once it dries!) and my skin looks great – I think the diluted acid actually has a gentle exfoliating effect? You don’t notice after one application, but using it regularly, my skin looks fresher and brighter.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I agree with everyone else most likely eczema. I got it SO BAD this year. I haven’t had it in years and this year has been so bad. I got it randomly on my arm even. It usually is only on my legs. I’ve been taking fish oil someone told me it worked and I think it has. Also I saw put lotion on immediately after you shower. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

amm09:  I do not want to freak you out but sounds like it could be a basal cell carcinoma.  I’ve had three and that’s how they always started out: a flaky red bump that did not respond to creams or lotions.  I would go to a derm-just in case.  From what you describe, if is basal cell, it is in an early stage and will be easy to remove And probably no lasting scar.

It might be nothing but an irritation, but better safe than sorry.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

amm09:  I agree with Magicmc, go to a dermatologist. My mom had one of these on her nose for YEARS… turned out to be basal cell carcinoma. Since she had it for so long I guess it’s not super dangerous, but I’d still get it checked out. My friend who is 22 now had a few a couple years ago too, so I guess its fairly common. They just give you a cream to “burn it off” like wart I think.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

amm09:  as someone said already its time to see a dermatologist. Good luck hope its nothing but its definately not good to ignore it..

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

amm09:  I’m glad! For me, the apple cider vinegar turned the eczema into a big dry scab-like thing, which was super gross but when it fell off, the skin underneath was smooth and eczema-less. I am still using apple cider vinegar and coconut oil to keep it from coming back.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Phew! I was gonna echo the derm comments when I kept on reading and saw the update. Glad it’s healing!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

amm09:  I would see a derm. I had this really weird dry red spot on my stomach that then spread into a rash across my entire body. While mine was not treatable, I was able to reduce my stress, get more sleep etc, which made it subside faster. A derm will be the best person ttamale that cAll. Best of luck, hang in there!

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