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I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this subject matter but I think it is the closest.

(Moderators: please move it to the right place if it is not)

Recently, I've noticed that after I cleansed my skin, I had one or two small patches of redness on my left inner cheek. At first I just thought it was a baby blemish and was convinced of it..But the last day or so, it's gotten worse and it's evolved into small patches of reddish, rashy, irritated skin.

I had seen a derm for something like it that occured on my right cheek a few weeks before and he told me it was contact dermatitis...But I was a bit skeptical about that...Nonetheless I got rid of it by applying this steroid cream he prescribed.

One can I can imagine the horror when I discovered this most recent development on left cheek..

I have a theory, though I'm not sure it is correct...Might it be that the small patches start off as irritated skin and because I don't use moisturizer, it develops into this dermatitis looking thing?

I doubt it is a food allergy because if it was, the location would be more random and spread out instead of being in an isolated area...

Anybody ever have this experience?

** I wanted to ask, because this seems to occur semi-frequently, are there any natural holistic treatments for rashes? I've used some holistic creams in the past, but it seemed to make the rash worse...Like any home remedies?

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Ok, if nobody has experienced what I've described, does anybody have wierd sensitive skin that is prone to being dry and flaky after washing their face? Despite having oily skin?

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I have very oily skin, and I am having problems on my neck and chest. I put on my BP then use my moisturiser on my face neck, and on my chest. I think I was draging the BP from my face onto my neck and chest. I am now dealing with very dry skin in those areas with a small blochiness/rash. My face feels just fine. This may not be what you are dealin with, but maybe it is similar. I am using petoroleum jelly at night to heal it. I now put the moisture on my neck and chest before the BP, then after the BP on my face is dry I put the moisturiser only on my face very carefully.

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Lynn3,

Your condition sounds like it's from overdrying/abuse on your skin..I'm not sure if mine is the same...Last night I noticed a NEW very small spot of irritated skin on my right cheek kinda similar to what I described above..I put some moisturizer on it and this morning, I don't think it's any better..maybe worse..I wonder if it's SD, but it's really difficult to diagnosis this..

It feels like my skin is falling apart...HELP!

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I get these patchy rashes all the time. Are you using retinoids or anything like that? I get irritated by that and have to use a moisturizer day and night to combat it. I also have a steroid cream as well. If you used it and it worked once, use it again!

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Seabass,

Do you get those red rashes without the use of retinoids? I'm not currently on any of that.

Again, I wonder if it has something to do with dry/irritation..unfortunately I haven't found many who have encountered a similar situation...I've battled with this on and off through the years

and I usually used a steroid cream to combat it...I'm hesitant to use it again, in fear that it may be bad for my skin...I'd like to find a more gentle, "natural" means to combat it. For now, I'm going to try to see if it will go away if I just do nothing.

Any specific areas where you get it? And any suggestions on creams?

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