I have had a rash on my right temple for almost 2 years. It's like a bunch of little bumps that itch very often and then they get dry and flaky. My skin in the area feels like a nail file and generally thats how the entire right side of my face (cheek and temple) feels like - a nail file.
I went to the dermatologist last year we couldn't quite figure out what it was so he prescribed a steroid cream to apply and it helped with the itchiness but it didn't make it go away. I also changed my pillows and bed sheets. No solution.
Now I am thinking its a food allergy but Im not sure what! Im inclined to think its dairy product because I eat a lot of cheese and creamy dressings and condiments. However, I only get this rash no other symptoms, and lately I think some other bumps are starting to appear by my nose, and it doesn't feel or look like acne. It itches! And its making my skin very rough- at least just the right side of my face.
FYI: I have switched face wash and creams. I have always used Neutragena face wash and sunblock lotion but I decided to switch to see if it would help. During the past two months or so I have been using DDF salicylic wash and Olay facial cleanser. For the past month I switched creams, I am using Neutragena Rapid wrinkle repair for night and the day one.
For make up I have always used MAC powder and recently Physicians Formula blush because I thought the MAC blush was causing the rash.
I don't know what it is! I need help, is this a common reaction to food allergy or is it something external?
Please help, thank you!