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I have had red and dry skin on my face 3-4 years now and it

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I have had red and dry skin on my face for around 3-4 years now and it bothers me every day. I think it was the result of a 2nd degree sunburn a few years ago, and as a result i peeled the first layer of my skin off my face. it appears my skin still hasn't fully healed even though I feel it should have had plenty of time. It's mostly around my cheeks, nose (especially the corners), and chin. It feels and looks a bit rough and if not moisturized, it starts cracking into skin flakes. i dont have it this severe any where else on my body, though I do have a dandruff problem as well. As a kid and in my young teens my skin was perfectly normal. I would be so happy if I could get rid of this problem or atleast make my skin appear relatively normal
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 10 months ago.

Hello

what is your question?

can you attach a picture here?

We do not diagnose or treat, but I can help you with the possibilities and how to proceed.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hello,My question is what can you recommend I do to help my skin improve? I have attached some photos
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 10 months ago.

I see nothing pathological here.

You might have dry skin.

I would have this examined under a dermatoscope.

This can be done by any dermatologist.

I would also look at reasons for dry skin.

So I would check

all routine labs

thyroid hormone panel

ANA panel..

Thyroid problems can cause skin like this.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you for your reply. By check all routine labs, what do you mean? Where can I get these tests done affordably?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 10 months ago.

Only by a doctors order.

Comprehensive metabolic panel.

Urinalysis

CBC

I can not really advise you on where to get your medical care, but if you call the health department they can advise you on neighborhood clinics, which are on a sliding scale.