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Very dry, irritated, reddened skin on face With sore eyes. Please advise!

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MaybeeMaybeeNot Tue 31-Dec-19 11:36:58

I’m 50 so could be meno related. I used to have eczema so could be related. I have hay fever, so could be related!

It’s driving me crazy!

Have used gentle moisturisers, night creams, no moisturisers, coconut oil, hydrocortisone (I know it’s not for faces but I was desperate) and I am full of antihistamines.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Ideally over the counter as I would be dead and buried by the time I could get an appointment at my surgery.

Thanks so much!

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TommyandGina Tue 31-Dec-19 11:40:54

Cucumber on the eyes.

My crazy home made skin soother is sudocrem mixed with Vaseline. It's makes me look a bit like a slimy ghost but settles flare ups quickly. Cheap and easy to get hold of too... hope you get it sorted.

MaybeeMaybeeNot Tue 31-Dec-19 12:31:03

I find sudocreme incredibly stingy and makes them worse. I think the wetness of cucumber sore too - the skin is a bit raw. But thanks for suggestions.

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Cornyplaster Tue 31-Dec-19 12:34:20

I isolated that I’ve developed an intolerance/allergy to soya. I think the menopause can trigger all sorts of intolerances and stuff we could previously guzzle now makes us spotty. Has it got worse over Christmas?

NoNewsisGood Tue 31-Dec-19 12:35:52

I would ask at your pharmacist. A lot of eczema creams and ointments are now available without prescription. They will also not have any other ingredients in that could be irritating your skin.

I think an ointment is probably what you need, but best to ask a pharmacist. I would try a large Boots, if you have one as may have more in stock.

Bamaluz Tue 31-Dec-19 12:41:15

I have the same problem and use Tears Naturale eye drops, you will need to ask the pharmacist for those, and Avene Skin Recovery cream on my face.

MaybeeMaybeeNot Tue 31-Dec-19 12:42:32

Definitely worse over Xmas. Never considered soy!

Will try pharmacist - thanks. Was hoping for something magical without leaving the house! Silly I know

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ChequerBoard Tue 31-Dec-19 12:43:02

Head to Boots and get some La Roche Posay Cicaplast Pro Recovery (NOT Cicaplast Baume). It's about £11 and comes in a skinny white tube. It's recommended by dermatologists for use after chemical peels. It will soothe and promote healing. Use it several times a day until you feel better.

Cornyplaster Tue 31-Dec-19 12:48:40

It just happened to be soya in my case but it does sound as though something you’ve had over chrimbo has made things worse.

ChardonnaysDistantCousin Tue 31-Dec-19 12:51:15

You haven’t had a cold recently? I get this after a cold.

MaybeeMaybeeNot Tue 31-Dec-19 13:35:13

I have had a cold - Xmas innit?😁 I don’t usually suffer like this!

Thanks for product suggestion

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