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dry scaly skin on face
swtlilkokoro posted:
I have dry scaly patches of skin on the area next to my nose and on my forehead.

The skin is red and peeling and usually pretty dry, but only in those areas. The texture feels a bit thicker and rougher than the other parts of my skin. They look more sunburned than anything but I always put on SPF 55 sunscreen and am in the sun for 20 min maximum during the day. At night, I apply aloe vera then moisturizer for combination skin. Applying some moisturizers can burn my skin a bit.

I started getting it in the winter when the air was dry. Sometimes it goes away, but it comes back. Exfoliating the dead skin off seems to make it worse.

What is it and how can I treat it?
Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi there,

If you think that you have psoriasis or eczema (as per the tags on your message) then please do see your doctor for help as these are medical conditions and you may need prescription medications to control it.

Read more about it in the Eczema Health Center and the Psoriasis Health Center.

- Annie
misswondering responded:
I have the same problem. Its on the sides of my nose. I think its seborric dermatitis. The emergency room doctor, and clinic doctors i've seen prescribed cortico steroids that did nothing to make it go away. I also have some kind of patch scaly condition on my scalp and raw sores on my back that seem to temporarily go away and fade into little brown spots but when i get hot they flare up really badly. Its maddening cause the doctors have prescribed nothing effective yet. I dont have a personal doctor and now I remember why.
Cretia500 responded:
I'm having the exact same problem, just a couple weeks ago it started to happen, and i thought it was lack of moisture but no matter what i do it keeps coming back. It only on my sides of my nose and on my temples. Did you treat yours yet?
Spots responded:
I have this problem to, I have acne though I use a cream that has clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. Safe area skin to the sides of my nose and my forehead, it feels very scaly and tight...

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