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    • Chezzy
      CommentAuthorChezzy
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 4th 2016
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    I have put pictures in an album on my profile for you all to see because I am bewildered as to what skin problem i have. I have been to the dr's since September last year and first got given anxiety pills to take because I said sometimes it shows up on my skin when I'm nervous but said that it also crops up when I'm not doing anything but sitting down watching TV or when I'm straightening my hair, but hey ho i tried the tablets and nope they didn't work. Not to burst my own bubble but I'm a confident person so knew it wasn't anxiety.

    Then the dr tried me on menopause pills. I had to laugh because I'm only 28 years old but she said it could be related to hot flushes women on menopause get. They didn't work. Then I had a blood test and that came back that everything's fine. I did a bit of my own research and thought it might be Malar (Butterfly rash) by its name it goes across over the nose and at either side looks likes wings but the dr told me with that it stays on pretty much all the time but mine comes and goes randomly so its not that.

    I've been told that theres nothing they can suggest and they have tried everything for me so my only option is to find a makeup to cover it up. Of course I don't want it to transfer onto my wedding dress but if you ladies know of any products out there that would help me that would be great thank you.

    ( i am upset inside that the dr wasnt able to find a cure and i still have to deal with people asking me what is showing up on my face,chest,arms and back)

    MY WEDDING IS IN 4 MONTHS TIME!! EEEK! Cant be a red face/body bride..... more concerened about my chest,arms and back as my face will have foundation on from my makeup artist.
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    • Wundatigga
      CommentAuthorWundatigga
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Mar 4th 2016
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    Hi Chezzy

    Does it feel hot/burn when it's there or is it literally just the pigmentation? What it looks like (obviously I am not a medical expert and just going on personal experience) is some sort of allergic reaction - I get it occasionally but it gets itchy and hot. We've not been able to pin point what exactly sets it off - it seems to be something different each time- but anti-histamines and hydro cortisone helps.

    As for something to cover it (hopefully you won;t need it) but V31l c0v3r cr3am is supposed to be really good for covering skin conditions (I am looking at getting this to cover my back tattoo on my wedding day) and I have read that it doesn't transfer once dry but it is quite expensive and obviously you will need help putting it on if you get any on your back etc. Also some MUA's usually have stuff that is similar that can cover these sort of things (if you're having one)

    I hope you find something suitable, or even better - figure out what is causing your rash.

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    • Chezzy
      CommentAuthorChezzy
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 4th 2016
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    Hiya thank you for replying back.

    No it is neither hot or burning. I don't feel it at all so I never know when it appears until someone points it out haha some times i can be reading a book in bed and it randomly comes up on my chest. like i say watching tv anything really just day to day life and it appears.

    oooh thank you i will have a look at that cream :)
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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 4th 2016
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    I would ask to see another doctor for a second opinion. If the one you saw isn't sure what it is, another one might be. You could ask to be referred to a dermatologist who deals with skin conditions as they would be experts and may have seen something like it before.

    Did it come on suddenly when it first started? It might be a reaction to something so it might be worth cutting out a product one by one to see if anything makes a difference. It could even be something you're not directly putting on your skin like the washing powder or a new perfume that is causing you to flare up. X
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    • Chezzy
      CommentAuthorChezzy
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 4th 2016
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    My sister said that exact same thing. Might book myself in to see a different doctor.
    I forgot to say I've had this problem since I was about 16 years old whilst i studied dance at college. Back then I put it down to getting hot while dancing.
    Abit embarrassing but I did a test to see if it was my washing powder. I had what some might call a pajama day only no pajamas haha oops. Def not the wash powder.

    Might try and contact a dermatologist myself because i don't have much faith in my doctors :(

    My main concern was having it sorted before my wedding day. I've put up with it all these years so it feels apart of me but just for one day i want to cover it up with cream x
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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 4th 2016
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    Hiya, I've looked at the photos and it looks slightly different depending on where on your body it is. Definitely looks like a nerve rash on your chest (I get the same too) but as you say it can't be that as it happens randomly. Dermatologist would be your best bet.
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    • Chezzy
      CommentAuthorChezzy
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 4th 2016
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    yeah the shapes of the rash change each time is re apears. different sections on my chest etc doesn't always show up quite the same. My doctor says it's definitely my blood circulation rising to the service but they have no more medication to give me to help.

    Thank you all for your replys. Always know where to come when I've got a problem :-) x
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 5th 2016
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    I'm guessing you have had the skin prick test to see if there is anything you are allergic to? Sometimes when I drink certain wines, they can make my chest and neck and face go all blotchy like that, if I catch it early enough an antihistamine will sort it, if not I end up with a raging headache as well.

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 5th 2016
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    Oops, was not swearing really, meant skin pr!ck test!

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    • Chezzy
      CommentAuthorChezzy
      Got married 4 years ago
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    nope I wasn't given the skin prick test. The blood tests would have picked it up if I was allergic to anything x
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    • Chezzy
      CommentAuthorChezzy
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 5th 2016
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    I've had propranolol tablets and Clonidine tablets that didn't work. There was one other set of tablets but I can't remember the name of them. Then the blood test which is all fine x
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 5th 2016
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    Yep the blood tests would have shown if there was a hug allergy level at the time but won't say what it is. When my daughter had a bad eye her allergy levels were through the roof, but the skin test showed nothing, well nothing she was tested for anyhoo.

    Have you tried to keep a food diary or is it that constant that you wouldn't be able to do it?

    Also, chat with a mua and see what they suggest, they may have some good cover up for it.

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