I am 16 and this has been going on for a year, I have tried any kind of moisturizer or "mask" to help but nothing works and my parents won't take me to a dermatologist. My nose somewhat resembles being really sunburnt. It doesn't hurt but is CONSTANTLY peeling and is beginning to have scars :( I have to use an exfoliating scrub twice a day and keep tweezers nearby to keep it under control. It is so embarrassing though because I can never get it completely "smooth". And even when there are no major flakes it still has a leathery kind of look and feel to it. Somebody please help!!
I'm just wondering if you have rosacea? It is best to discuss with your doctor, when you are there next time. They should be able to confirm what the problem is and if necessary may refer you to a dermatologist (may even convince your parents to take you to a dermatologist).
I think u should have a talk with your parents and let them no how much this is bothering u first off and how it embarrasses you, then hopefully they would change there mind when they see how much it is bothering u..if they still don't have them take u to primary and talk to the primary about it and tell him u are really concerned and if he recommends dermatolagist have the doctor bring your parents into the room and have doctor tell them he recommends it, maybe that will change there mind, I just seen pictures of rosaces on nose, so as the other poster said it possibly can be that, and also a form of skin cancer, not to scare u, that's the thing we are not doctors, only a doctor can look and do testing to tell you exactly what it is... good luck..I would really try and sit your parents down and have a talk with them so that they will take u to a dermatolagist... my prayers are with you...
Until you see the dermatologist, please don't do anything more to the skin to break up the bumps. This can cause a recurrent infection and even more problems. First stop is the doctor. He ought to get you in right away with the dermatologist. An exfoliant twice a day will destroy the tissue and you will have a very big problem. I kid you not. Don't do this. There is a reason the package says how often to use.
Rosacea can be treated. So can a lot of other things. Anything that is getting worse needs to be treated. Waiting for it to get better is not only frustrating but making something simple into something very difficult. Like cramming for a test, right? Lol. Wishing you well, and let us know how you are doing, ok? Karen
This sounds more like psoriasis, or possibly eczema, to me when you mention the "leathery" skin and flaking. The face is an unusual place to have it (psoriasis anyway-eczema is common on the face) but still possible. It is also possible to be rosacea as well. They all involve red skin-eczema and psoriasis involve flaking and thickened skin. Stop the treatments that you are doing. They are not going to help and could actually be aggravating. Why wont your parents take you to a dermatologist? If it is cost, most Drs will make payment arrangements and some offer discounts for cash paying patients (people who dont have insurance). Tell your parents how much this bothers your self esteem.
You might even offer to get a job to help pay for it to let them know how much you truly want help! There are many different skin conditions that can look like this but a dermatologist will be able to actually diagnose which one it is and offer the correct treatment. Your using the exfoliant is probably actually aggravating the condition so stop doing that. In the meantime, until you can convince your parents to see a dermatologist, try a little topical hydrocortisone cream 1%. Cleanse your face with a mild cleanser (no exfoliants or harsh ingedients) and apply a very thin layer of hydrocortisone cream to the area. If it is any of those skin conditions, rosacea, eczema or psoriasis, they all should respond to cortisone, so it may help much better than the treatment you are using. Dont slather the cream on heavily though. This wont help any more or faster-use just a thin layer and I'll bet you'll see some improvement soon. Hopefully your parents will allow you to see a dermatologist for better medications and an actual diagnosis so you know for sure what is causing it.
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