Strange face rash I have had for over 10 years

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   Posted 1/31/2011 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Im hoping that somebody on here might have a clue what condition it is that I might have. This has been driving me crazy for a very long time.

I am a 31yr old male and I used to have severe normal teenage acne from the age of 13 but when I was about 20 this changed and the acne became more cystic and I also started getting a terrible rash all over my face.
The rash is extremely sore with a burning sensation and has constantly been all over my face now for 10 years. The only way to desribe it is as different shaped dry patches which appear all over my face, not just in one certain area, though they do seem to be worse more often next to my nose, on my cheeks and just above my eyebrows.

I have tried nearly every product going over the years and changed my diet etc but nothing works, just aggravates it, even washing in water makes it worse leading to the patches get even redder and new ones appearing. I have searched the net but nothing looks similair.

My skin always looks leathery, red and blotchy and feels itchy and sore all the time. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions that would be great!

Here are 2 recent pics off my skin, though this is when its actually not too bad.




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   Posted 1/31/2011 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
What have the doctors told you? It looks like the excema i have no my hands red, itchy and hurts if you get water on it!

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   Posted 2/2/2011 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Dean 527, your pictures look exactly like what my oldest son has. I have had Lupus for years, but within the last year he has been manifesting all the symptoms, including the discoid lupus symtoms. This is what your particular "rash" looks like. My son said that when it is really bad, it bleeds, and sometimes he thinks his skin is just falling off his face. He has not been to a doctor or diagnosed with SLE. Discoid Lupus can turn into SLE, and I believe my son has it in full force. Poor kid, his flare-ups (I call them lupisodes) are terrible and he is in so much pain.
I hope everything turns out for you.
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