Rheumy doesn't really know what is causing the burn.....if he sees anything, he'll do a punch biopsy. There are very few dematologists in our area and it takes a year to get an appt. He was more concerned about my 'racoon eyes' that he never noticed because I always have my glasses on, and I had taken them off to show him the white areas......Also confirmed that the areas of whiteness from my inner eye area down side of nose is vitiligo.
I did put cortisone cream on my cheeks last evening and that stopped the burning. So since it more annoying than anything, not indicative of any serious condition, I will just let it pass. I've scoured the net and it could be soooo many things. I refuse to stress over it. I still wonder if it is rocesha (sorry re spelling) as you can have burning and itch without the rash, which may show up later.
As always, we reviewed my labs and he ordered another round
Since my whole axial spine is giving me fits and the Raynauds is showing in my hands, he wants me back on very low dose prednisone (2.5-5 mg a day) and see if that helps.
I really love this doc and he always says with such feeling that if anything changes, call him right away!