About three weeks ago I had to take my daughter to the ER for a dislocated shoulder. When I went to itch my nose I noticed that there was some, what seemed like, flaky skin that came off. I didn't think too much of it at the time and went on about my business. After the ER visit, we had to go by the pharmacy to fill a prescription, and again I went to itch the side of my nose and again, some flaky skin came off. Yet again I brushed it off not thinking anything of it. Later that evening when I returned home, I went to use the restroom and when I looked up into the mirror I noticed that my face looked quite red. Upon closer inspection I saw this red, raised rash over my nose, cheek bones and forehead. It itched very little but was mildly painful. I immediately called my Rheumatologist as I am currently being treated for Rheumatoid Arthritis and taking Methotrexate. He said he could not make a diagnosis without seeing it but advised that I take Benadryl for the time being and if it got any worse to go to the ER. I took the Benadryl as directed. The next morning the rash was still there but a tiny bit better. I hesitated to go to the ER and continued to take the Benadryl. After a total of 3 days the rash had almost completely cleared.
Now after 3 weeks, I have noticed that I have had a small reoccurance of the rash, only this time on and around my nose. I also noticed a large amount of residual flaky skin on my forehead and up into my hair. Even after daily hair washing, the flaky skin is still there, and on my face. I have also noticed now what looks like pencil erase sized patches of rash (though not red) and dry skin.
Any help diagnosing this or any suggestions would be extremely appreciated!!!!