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Please help - what is this read, itchy, dry patch on my face?

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WhatIsOnMyFace Sun 25-Feb-18 11:55:04

Hello, I wanted to post here as I have no idea what Is wrong with the dry, itchy, red patched on my face. What are they? How can I get rid of them? I have had the, since mid January's and I have been applying Savlon, unfortunately they still won't budge and I am concerned the Patch on my forehead is growing bigger. Luckily I can cover them with makeup, but I just want to get rid of them. They are unsightly and irritating.
Photos are attached, I have the patch on my left cheek and right side of my forehead

WhatIsOnMyFace Sun 25-Feb-18 11:55:53

Sorry, I just noticed stupid typo in title. Obviously meant to say red, not read. Stupid autocorrect on phone 🙄

brownelephant Sun 25-Feb-18 11:57:13

that's a fungal infection which needs anti fungal cream.
show it to a pharmacist?

Aridane Sun 25-Feb-18 11:58:05

A patch of excess?

Aridane Sun 25-Feb-18 11:58:39

excema !

Aridane Sun 25-Feb-18 11:59:14

eczema however it’s spelt

picklemepopcorn Sun 25-Feb-18 11:59:17

Looks like eczema to me, too.

WhatIsOnMyFace Sun 25-Feb-18 12:00:41

Oh god ringworm sounds scary and gross! I will definitely show it to a pharmacist. How would I have caught ringworm?

PollyPerky Sun 25-Feb-18 12:48:16

You don't usually get ringworm or fungus on the face.

Looks more like eczema. If it's facial eczema you need to see your GP because 0.5% hydrocortisone is available only on prescription.

WhatIsOnMyFace Sun 25-Feb-18 13:03:07

Okay. I think it might be eczema to be honest, I had a similar thing las year but it went away. I will book an appointment and hopefully I get one soon - it's just irritating and really doesn't look nice

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