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    Old 09-22-2022, 09:54 AM   #1
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    Rash on face from wearing mask at work?

    I have a rash that's been getting worse for over a year when I first noticed it subsequent to wearing a mask at work. It first appeared mid-cheek, and has since gradually spread. It is especially bad after using lotion after showering, and then reduces its inflammation somewhat over the day. Without lotion, the skin on my face flakes and cracks. I've tried many types of lotion, and I've tried 1% hydrocortisone cream, and anti-fungal cream, and antibiotic cream, with no success.

    If you have any ideas, I'd be thrilled to hear them - otherwise, I think it's about time to bite the bullet and go to the doctor.

    Gratefully,
    Halley

    P.S. The patch under my right ear is something else that's been there for a couple years now; I think my friend's dog scratched it. It's a little dry and hard and itchy, but not my main concern.

     
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    Old 09-22-2022, 10:15 AM   #2
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    Re: Rash on face from wearing mask at work?

    Absolutely time to see the doctor about the rash andnthe part behind your ear.

    Have you tried an antihistamine?

    It's possible a product with a low dosage of salicylic acid might be of help when you aren't wearing a mask.

    What kind of mask do you wear? And how often do you change it?

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    Re: Rash on face from wearing mask at work?

    It was the Covid-19 mask that was required at work, but I haven't worn it since getting vaccinated about a year ago. No, I don't think I've tried any antihistamines or creams with salicylic acid.

    Thanks for the push.

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