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My nose burns and my face itches, and occasionally burns too. I have put lotion, oil, and ice on it... It still hurts.?

My nose burns and my face itches, and occasionally burns too. I have put lotion, oil, and ice on it... It still hurts.?

Some inflammation?: Facial sensations of burning and itching may be from some inflammation/irritations. A person with such symptoms may benefit from Hydrocortisone 1% cream twice a day for a week. Meanwhile, she can make an appointment with her primary care doctor or a dermatologist to have her face looked at. Sometimes, certain ingredients in foods, plants, cosmetics, soaps, etc... Can cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm very worried for my husband he is 24 yrs. Old. He has a pea size ball on the left lower side of his head, sometimes it itches then burns.

Hi, I'm very worried for my husband he is 24 yrs. Old. He has a pea size ball on the left lower side of his head, sometimes it itches then burns.

See doctor: Please encourage your husband to see his physician about the pea-sized ball. It may just be a little cyst on his scalp. The doctor can examine your husband and see. ...Read more

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I have a rash type of alergic reaction on my face it burns and itches and is really red what can I do to get rid of it?

I have a rash type of alergic reaction on my face it burns and itches and is really red what can I do to get rid of it?

See dermatologist: You need to give more details on the distribution of the rash such as whether it crosses the bridge of your nose. I suspect what you may have is rosacea which is aggravated by any increase in core body temperature. But on skin rash, one really needs to look at the lesions themselves to venture a guess. ...Read more

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My face has red splotches and itches but burns when I sweat. Is this eczema or rosecea? I went to the dermatologist but the 1%meds don't work

My face has red splotches and itches but burns when I sweat. Is this eczema or rosecea? I went to the dermatologist but the 1%meds don't work

Have it re-evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have small bumps all over my face, it feels very tight and sore. If I put anything on it it burns and goes very red. It also itches.

I have small bumps all over my face, it feels very tight and sore. If I put anything on it it burns and goes very red. It also itches.

Rosacea?: This may be from rosacea which is triggered by increase in core body temperature but also alcohol, spicy or hot foods etc. Consult your doctor re. Treatment since this will be a long standing condition. ...Read more

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These red spots I get these red spots I've been getting them for awhile now they itch and burn. I get them on my back neck stomach and face. It does not only itch and burn on the spots when it burns or itches its all over my back or neck and face. They c

These red spots I get these red spots I've been getting them for awhile now they itch and burn. I get them on my back neck stomach and face. It does not only itch and burn on the spots when it burns or itches its all over my back or neck and face. They c

Hard: Hard to tell without a picture and more clinical history. I would recommend you see a dermatologist. Below is a picture of eczema and ringworm and there is more information on various rashes on the links below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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My face burns and itches immediately after I put acne treatment I got from my doctor.

My face burns and itches immediately after I put acne treatment I got from my doctor.

Common side effect: Both benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin are peeling agents. They come in different concentrations (%) and different bases (cream, lotion, gel). If it burns ask your doc to lower the strength and you spread out the time between applications to every other day or every third day. Good luck. ...Read more

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My face is covered in a red rash that looks like heat rash or hives. It itches and burns. Do I need to see a doctor?

My face is covered in a red rash that looks like heat rash or hives. It itches and burns. Do I need to see a doctor?

SLE: Could be a malar rash associated with lupus, erysipelas, pellagra or other issue. Would recommend MD evaluation. ...Read more

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Small hard pinkish/clear bumps on nose that extend all over face and around mouth. Also burns and itches around mouth. They dry and scab/ flake. Hsv?

Small hard pinkish/clear bumps on nose that extend all over face and around mouth. Also burns and itches around mouth. They dry and scab/ flake. Hsv?

While this could be: Viral, bacterial, contact, and a number of other conditions, I would get in to see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. Unlikely HSV but in certain situations it can happen (ie after chemical peel without premedication) ...Read more

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My face itches and has turned very dark and does not feel the same?

Uniterpretable: Progressive hyperpigmentation of the skin should be thoroughly examined. There could be localized infections like rosacea or hormonal problems. Discuss it with your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am a black lady. My face itches and breaksout especially in summer. I have combination shik?

I am a black lady. My face itches and breaksout especially in summer. I have combination shik?

See a dermatologist: Only an exam and detailed history can determine if you have eczema, contact dermatitis, acne, rosacea, etc. Treatment depends on the nature of the problem. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get so red and irratated and my face itches?

Why do my eyes get so red and irratated and my face itches?

Sounds like allergic: Sounds like an allergic response to something, either cream, eaten, or somehow in contact with! You need to investigate for the offending agent. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my left eye and face itches really bad?

What does it mean if my left eye and face itches really bad?

Allergy or infection: It may be an allergic reaction to food, makeup, soap, insect sting. It also may be an infection of the eye or surrounding skin. Also a nerve infection or irritation may cause itching. Herpes can also cause itching and if it is in the eye needs immediate treatment as that may affect permanent damage to the eyesight. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My face itches when I put lemon juice on?

Could use your help docs! My face itches when I put lemon juice on?

Do not apply: What is the reason that you are applying lemon juice on your face?
Lemon juice is mildly acid and can cause mild inflammation if you have sensitive skin. ...Read more