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Skin issues, from feeling ill

When i am not feeling well,  my skin gets very dry ,in places ,on face , neck area, i also get rashes on these body parts , it happens for years , just would like to know if any one  here. has these issues also.

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@goldensrbest

I am so sorry you are not feeling well. I do not know what to make of the rashes, but I am thinking that perhaps you are not eating and drinking as usual and are somewhat dehydrated.

 

The last time I experienced an illness (whatever it was....) was over 2 years ago, and that was most unusual for me. I had not been ill like that in decades! All I wanted was one cup of tea in a 2-day period. But all I kept thinking of was how was I going to do my regular skin care routine, which I never did. But I never had the dry skin like you experience.

 

Hope you feel better and your skin gets back in balance!!

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@goldensrbest.  Sounds like you need to consult with a dermatologist.  Hopefully the rash doesn't linger and you're feeling better soon.

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@goldensrbest wrote:

When i am not feeling well,  my skin gets very dry ,in places ,on face , neck area, i also get rashes on these body parts , it happens for years , just would like to know if any one  here. has these issues also.


Do you mean not feeling well as a result of a chronic illness that you already know about, or just not sleeping well, or something like a cold? I think it makes a difference.

 

I know that for me when I don't sleep well, I feel sickish and stuffed up and my whole system is more reactive, including my skin. Also, when I eat a lot of wheat or gluten, my skin reacts. I'm not technically allergic, but eating lots of gluten reliably correlates with what seems to be an inflammatory response. I get a little itchy too.

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Re: Skin issues, from feeling ill

If you have a tendency to get rashes, you should see a dermatologist.  There are 1000 different types of rashes out there.  You need to be diagnosed and treated.  

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If it were me then I would see a doctor. A recurring health problem can be many things. 

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What makes everyone think she hasn't seen a doctor? She hasn't said that. Based on her very smart posts I've read in this forum in the past, I assume she's not foolhardy about her health and I don't understand why anyone would think that.

 

A rash is an obvious topic to bring up at a checkup with a GP or during a meeting with a specialist to manage a chronic condition, and a referral would be issued for a dermatologist followup if it made sense.

 

She simply asked the forum if anyone else experienced something similar. We aren't experts here, we're peers.

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@Porcelain wrote:

What makes everyone think she hasn't seen a doctor? She hasn't said that. Based on her very smart posts I've read in this forum in the past, I assume she's not foolhardy about her health and I don't understand why anyone would think that.

 

A rash is an obvious topic to bring up at a checkup with a GP or during a meeting with a specialist to manage a chronic condition, and a referral would be issued for a dermatologist followup if it made sense.

 

She simply asked the forum if anyone else experienced something similar. We aren't experts here, we're peers.


Thank you , just wanting to see if any one  has this happen when just feeling ill.

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Re: Skin issues, from feeling ill

Yes I do.  If I take too much decongestant for a cold I notice my skin dries out, and I have to change my skincare routine for a few days once I'm feeling better.  I've struggled recently with any retinol product, and I suspect my meds of making my skin sensitive because I never was before. 

(My doc is unaware of this issue, and I've discussed it with him. And his nurses.)

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@goldensrbest

Im sorry you have not been feeling well. Push yourself to wash your face and a good coat of cream on each day even if it is just once a day. Not sure if you have been but if not, you must push yourself.

 

And of course, push your water intake. I hope you feel better soon.