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BURNINGFACE
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   Posted 8/14/2014 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
My face feels on fire and sometimes itchy. Wondering if allergies......................what??? Went to a dermatologist gave steroid shot. Within a few days after it returned. The burning is painful, I use cold compresses, cold water to lessen the burning. I have had this for most of 3 years now. No one can help, went to allergist and skin doctors......................ANYONE???? mad confused   cry

Red_34
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   Posted 8/14/2014 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
What have your doctors told you? It seems you are having an allergic reaction to something. Have you had any allergy testing done?
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BURNINGFACE
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   Posted 8/15/2014 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Went to allergist, they felt roscea and sent me to another doctor. This doctor gave me cleansing wash and cream to reduce redness. Didn't help, redness somewhat less but burning is still bad. Right now is mostly eyelids and cheeks.

Alcie
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   Posted 8/15/2014 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Were you checked for shingles? It starts out itching, then burns. It may or may not break out in a rash. Shingles near the eyes has to be treated fast and aggressively. It can cause blindness.

You might ask for a script for Lidocaine ointment or cream. The ointment lasts longer but is thick like thick Vaseline and somewhat hard to spread. It's clear, won't show on your face. It's water soluble, washes off.

BURNINGFACE
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   Posted 8/16/2014 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
they tried Lidocaine sets face on fire. Shingles around eyes? never knew that!

Alcie
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   Posted 8/16/2014 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Did you have chicken pox?

BURNINGFACE
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   Posted 8/16/2014 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Alcie
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   Posted 8/16/2014 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
My PCP was the one who recognized the shingles. Since the specialists haven't helped, maybe your family doctor could diagnose you.

My Lidocaine is prescription, contains no alcohol. It's only got thickeners (PEG) and water. If the stuff you tried had anything else, that could be what burned.

I can't say you definitely have shingles. There are tons more things possible, and I'm no doctor! I hope you start feeling better!!!! On the face has to be the worst place for this burning pain. Mine is underarm where it's worst, and it's no picnic.

Do you have a pain doctor? I got an epidural injection in the T1,2 nerve root dermatome where my pain is yesterday. It's just starting to kick in. I've heard you can get injections higher up for face pain too.

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   Posted 8/19/2014 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
If you wear eyeglasses, what do you clean your eyeglasses with?

I broke out in a rash on my cheeks from the soap I was using to clean my glasses. Didn't realize it until I used something else to clean my glasses and the rash went away, then returned when I used the soap again on the glasses.

May also be something in lotions, cosmetics, shampoo, etc., that you may be using.

And I have also had rashes from lidocaine, caused by sulfite preservatives.

Suggest consulting an Integrative or Naturopathic Physician for further assistance.
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Joan M
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   Posted 8/27/2014 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I have roscea and it is a pain. If my face is burning, I use lots of cold cream at night. I also use noxema stuff as a wash rather than soap sometimes on face only.

Roscea is the buttefly and it in mostly on the cheeks but can be on the nose, forehead etc.

It happens a lot to allergic people, I think. The skin is the mass. Use only dove on body.

Take care of yourself.
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