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Under both eyes, and partially on the nose I have two patches of flaky skin, that gets dry and flakes which sometimes has made the skin so thin there that it bleeds. More moisture then normal helps it, but it always comes back w/ in a day. It has never spread, therefore I don't believe it's a rash. I have had this for 3-4 years, however I am 22 yrs old and can not afford to go to a doctor.

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replied March 3rd, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the red, dry, flaky skin that you are having under your eyes. I cannot precisely pinpoint a skin condition without examination but I can give you some differentials which can give you an idea about the dermatological condition that you may be having.

It can be due to seborrheic dermatitis (flaky, dry scales form on oily areas of face), eczema(a form of chronic dermatitis (rash).Allergic reaction is one of the important causes of eczema), rosacea or solar keratosis(small rough or scaly areas of skin due to damage from sun exposure).

My sincere advice is to consult a dermatologist and get it examined. Treatment is diagnosis specific and should be initiated after confirmation.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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