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How on earth do I figure out what's causing this rash?

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TarkaLiotta Mon 21-Nov-16 11:25:33

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BusterGonad Mon 21-Nov-16 11:34:12

Right I'm going to write a list of possibles. New pillow/duvet, apparently feather ones can cause issues? New carpets? New house cleaning products? New shampoo? Contact lens solution? New pet? Have you been doing DIY, strong paint etc...

Seeline Mon 21-Nov-16 11:37:36

Check the packets of all the products that you use - I dread the 'new, improved' logos.

You say this happened earlier this year - could it be connected wit the drier atmosphere of centrally heated homes?

I too have had mystery rashes - obviously allergies, but never discovered what. I did go to the GPs once and they just gave me antihistamines and said I would probably never find out what caused it.....

TarkaLiotta Mon 21-Nov-16 11:54:53

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Seeline Mon 21-Nov-16 11:56:50

The GP might be able to arrange some allergy testing for you.

BusterGonad Mon 21-Nov-16 16:50:56

I had severe swollen itchy flakey eyelids and lower lids for about 3 months, about 6/7 months later I was diagnosed with Crohn's. Looking back over my life I've had most of the symptoms of it but all at different times. Get the doctor to do blood tests. CRP for inflammation and iron etc. good luck OP. Hopefully it's just an allergy.

Cakescakescakes Mon 21-Nov-16 16:54:56

I get a bad outbreak of facial eczema rashes if I'm under extreme stress. Could it be stress related?

Cakescakescakes Mon 21-Nov-16 16:55:34

Apparently nail polish is a big cause of facial allergies. People touching their faces etc. Could that be it?

TarkaLiotta Mon 21-Nov-16 17:02:30

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BusterGonad Tue 22-Nov-16 04:20:45

Get yourself to the doctor OP, have a few blood tests if possible and let's hope they get to the bottom of it.

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