Hi A few days ago after applying some essential oil to my face for pimple.
Patient :Hi. A few days ago after applying some essential oil to my face for a pimple and on my chest and side for pain problems, I developed a rash of tiny bumps (almost looks like Goosebumps) on those areas that now seems to be spreading to my arms. The bumps of my face are very small and uniform with not much space left between them, but are a little more spread out on my chest and arms. On my nose there seems to be some eczema that resembles what happens when I get a burn. Help! Do you know what this could be? Yours, Carmen
Thanks for your query and clear pictures.
Noted the history of applying the essential oil the the said area and development of the skin problems as you have explained and depicted in the photographs.
This looks to be a local reaction to the essential oil you have applied and also have cause the blockage of the sweat glands and thus caused the edema of the skin and the goose bumps like appearance.
The eczema/ burns like appearance on the nose looks to be due to more severe reaction as the skin over this part is different and softer with least resistance.
I would advise you the following in such a situation:
- First of all wash the affected area with soap and water to remove the essential oil otherwise the reaction will continue on.
- Take an antihistamine.
- Consult a Dermatologist to have a second opinion, confirmation of the diagnosis and get a prescription based medicines like oral steroid and so on. This is also needed to tackle any further progress which is unpredictable but should be treated ASAP.
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