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I have an intensely itchy eczema type rash on my face surrounding

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I have an intensely itchy eczema type rash on my face surrounding my nose (where my CPAP mask fits). Doctors have prescribed Fucidin H; Daktacort and lastly Eumovate ointment. None seems to clear the infection. I use E45 Anti-Itch cream to help control the itching. Can you suggest something else?
(The original infection was caused by using Fairy Liquid to clean my mask!)
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
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Could you attach a picture of the rash on the face?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
I had asked for a picture and have not heard back.

Your doctor has thus far tried something for both a bacterial and a fungal infection. If it is an infection, then the next consideration would be an oral medicine, although it would be different for a bacterial or a fungal infection.

For the itching, it certainly would be OK to try some oral diphenhydramine.