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I have suffered an allergic reaction and the swelling on my

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Hi I have suffered an allergic reaction and the swelling on my face is jus settling now however I have very dry irritated skin. And my skin is so rough to touch what's best to do please?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Do you notice any redness or scaling?
Customer: For about 3 days now Yes scaling like bits of skin peeling
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I am on predisolone steroids it's my second day
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Shahid Karim replied 14 days ago.

Good afternoon, thank you for getting in touch. Could you tell me a little more about what you'd like to discuss? I may take a few minutes to reply as dealing with other patients too, thank you

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I just want to know what to use on my skin to get it all soft again right how I have peeling under eyes peeling nose
Expert:  Shahid Karim replied 14 days ago.

I'm sorry to hear about what's been troubling you. What have you tried for it so far?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
They have given me predisolone to take orally and a steroid cream for my face
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
But I don't want to use steroid cream on my face
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Even the top and bottom of my eye it's really hard rough and very dry to touch
Expert:  Shahid Karim replied 14 days ago.

which steroid cream is it they've given you?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hydrocortisone
Expert:  Shahid Karim replied 14 days ago.

ok. Hydrocortisone is perfectly safe to use on your face and I would agree that you should use it followed by a good moisturiser such as Cera Ve or E45 at least twice daily. It will also improve with time and the oral steroids too.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I have Cetaphil moisturiser is that any good
Expert:  Shahid Karim replied 14 days ago.

Yes that would work absolutely.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Ok thank you
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Should I apply the steroid cream first then mine on top?
Expert:  Shahid Karim replied 14 days ago.

Of course, you're always welcome and I'm glad I could help in any way. Do come back if you've any other questions and have a wonderful day.

Expert:  Shahid Karim replied 14 days ago.

Yes that's right