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Old 07-07-2011, 06:33 PM
Billy152 Billy152 is offline
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Default Itchy Rash under 3-4 days of facial hair growth

Hi. For the past year or so now (perhaps longer) I have been getting a rash on my face after my facial hair grows out for a few days. It used to not bother me until I had perhaps a week of hair growth or more, but now it seems to bother me after just a few days.

Although the hair will cover it, I can start to see red patches develop on my face. They are itchy patches, almost entirely flat, and red in color. I have uploaded four pictures of the problem here (though please note these are what it looks like AFTER I shave the hair off):

The day that I shave it will usually look awful (per the above pics), but the next day it almost entirely will disappear. I've also noticed a similar type of look/sensation towards the top of my forehead just under my hair. I thought at first that was some type of dandruff, but it appears to be the same thing that is appearing on my face.

The facial rash seems to appear mostly on my cheeks, my outer upper lip, my forehead (just between and above my eyes), and my chin. I don't know if it could be related or not, but the area around my nose has been getting very dry and flaky over the past year or so also.

Can anybody identify what this skin problem is, what it might be caused from, and potential ways to rid myself of it?

I am a white male 32 years old. I am relatively healthy, remain physically fit, drink lots of water, eat a pretty good diet (no fast food, very seldom greasy or fried food, lots of salads, etc).

It is becoming a horrible nuisance to me both aesthetically and in sensation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:47 AM
amanda5356 amanda5356 is offline
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Hi Billy

I am so sorry to hear that you are having this trouble., It looks to me, having seen something that looked very much like this before, as though this might be SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS, a condition in which the sebaceous glands overproduce.Try using hydro cortisone cream or selenium sulfide shampoo on the sore areas. You will have to see your doctor if the symptoms continue to bother you or if they spread. Also if you go for the cream to the chemist let him see the rash and ask his opinion. As far as I am aware hydrocortisone cream can do you no harm, but do ask the pharmacist and do read the label.

Try not to let it get you down and let us know how you get on!
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