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What could be the reason for experiencing itchiness on my face?

it's been months that I am experiencing itchiness on my face and I noticed that it started when I went to the salon for a hair color treatment. its been a month now since I last went to the salon and the itchiness on my face seems just gotten worst as my face got swollen and reddish. I am not sure if its the creams I'm using on the face that causes the itchiness or the hair color that was applied on my hair, a month ago. thanks!
Mon, 13 Jan 2014
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM

I would keep a possibility of dryness/xerosis of face which can be associated with mild dermatitis secondary to the products/creams which you are using on face.

Use a mild cleanser like cetaphil twice daily.

If i was your treating doctor i would have advised a good moisturizer twice daily.

If irritation is still bothersome then i usually ask my patients to apply a moderately potent steroid cream like fluticasone twice daily for a week, thereafter moisturizer can be continued.

take care
regards
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Dermatologist Dr. Johny Chacko's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to healthcare magic.
From your history, you could have developed an allergic contact dermatitis to the hair color. The allergy can have a delayed onset and hence the symptoms appear late. However , since you have not mentioned any itching on the scalp , one can also think of other possibilities like contact dermatitis to cosmetics( if you have changed to any new brands lately), drug induced photosensitivity( are you on any medications) , rosacea and polymorphic light eruption.
You could do an open patch test before you col our your hair next time and look for reactions.
Hope this helps you.
Take care.
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What could be the reason for experiencing itchiness on my face?

Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM I would keep a possibility of dryness/xerosis of face which can be associated with mild dermatitis secondary to the products/creams which you are using on face. Use a mild cleanser like cetaphil twice daily. If i was your treating doctor i would have advised a good moisturizer twice daily. If irritation is still bothersome then i usually ask my patients to apply a moderately potent steroid cream like fluticasone twice daily for a week, thereafter moisturizer can be continued. take care regards