Hi everyone. I am new on this blog.
A few weeks ago I started with a little rash on my face - just sort of appeared over a couple days (I have a history of hand eczema and other rashes including rashes on my face). It was feeling really dry so I used some Epimax (recommended by doctor years ago), which was not helping so that night I put some olive oil on my face - it got soooo itchy and the next morning I woke up with a massive red rash on my cheeks and chin and one side was oozing pretty badly. The oozing stopped after a day but it was still very raw and veerrry red and over the next week spread onto my forehead and around my eyes and eyelids - so now I also had swollen eyes. It seems to be getting better but is extremely dry and still red and whenever I put aqueous cream on it seems to dry it out more and feels like I have some sort of yucky film on my skin. I am also using a little bit of pure grapeseed oil to try and reduce to dryness.
Any suggestions. It seems I am allergic to petroleum based creams and also to parabens and other stabalisers.
Anyone else experienced this - it is taking so long to heal.