How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. D. Love Your Own Question
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 19338
Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. D. Love is online now

For the last few months Ive had redish itchy skin on my nose

Customer Question

For the last few months I've had redish itchy skin on my nose and cheek bones. This is accompanied with small yellow blisters or spots.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.
It will help if you could provide some further information.
Can you attach a photo of the area (using the icon on the tool bar that looks like a paper clip)?
Which antiseptic cream have you tried?
Are you taking any chronic medicines?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am unable at present to supply a photo. I will add that it seems to get worse in sun.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
Could you provide the other information requested?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Germolene. No chronic medicines.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.

There are several conditions that should be first considered when there is an area of reddened skin such as you describe.

It could be a problem within the skin, such as acne rosacea, or an inflammatory condition, such as seborrhoeic dermatitis. It is also possible that this could be a skin manifestation of a systemic illness. For example lupus, an autoimmune disorder, can cause a red rash in this area.

Ultimately, it would require a proper examination to determine the exact cause. However, it is reasonable to use interventions that will try to diminish the germs in the skin until you can be seen. If the Germolene is not providing any benefit, then it would be reasonable to use an antibacterial face wash. It also may help to use Retin-A, although the Retin-A may cause a worsening of the redness initially and then a gradual improvement.

If I can provide any clarification, please let me know.