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Patches of dry and itchy skin above upper lip, under nose, on eyelids and neck. Burns to apply cream

I have really bad dry skin patches that I scratch over and over again because I hate the feel of dry skin above my upper lip right under my nose, on my eyelids, and on my neck. These patches get so dry and itchy and it s hard to find cream to put on them because everything burns! Since I scratch so much the skin becomes open and starts watering I guess you could say. I know I shouldn t be scratching but it s hard not to. I hate dry skin. I ve been to dermatologist s and none of them know exactly what it is. Some say psoriasis and some say eczema , till this day I still have no idea what is happening with my skin. It s all over my face and I can t take it. Can someone please help me with something I can do to cure or help calm whatever kind of rash this is. I can send pictures of it and everything, I just need some help because I am about to go crazy!!!! :(
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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dear lynnk0215
it appears to be seborrhoeic dermatitis or contact dermatitis.
as you are willing to send a pic that will definitely help to rule out a few things.
in the mean time what i can suggest is that you apply white petrolatum jelly as frequently as possible. this helps to soothen and heal the raw skin.
along with it a mild to mid potent steroid with antibiotic combination for a short period should do the work, since you complain of watering.
when the skin is sensitive it tends to burn with everything and petrolatum being bland will be a better alternative in this case
if you need further help please send a pic
dr amit
Answered: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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