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I've been weepy this last month and seem to have burned the skin under my eyes with the salt from my tears. I have a small dry, red patch under each of my eyes. I've been treating it with different things: Some arnica, at first. Then hemp oil with a few drops of lavender essential oil. Now a gel with hyaluronic acid, aloe, and some other essential oils. *I think* it's improving on one side. The other side seems more or less the same. Just wondering how long I should wait for it to go away before worrying and physically going to see a dermatologist. I read online that sometimes tears can trigger rosacea, which will not necessarily go away, so I suppose I'm worried that is what has happened.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

I noticed is maybe 2 and 1/2 weeks ago. No major skin or nail changes, no.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I was using Prairie Naturals Opti MSM cream every night on my face (for acne scars) before this happened. I've been using it for up to a year with no consequences (only benefits). I wonder if my tears would have interacted with the ingredients at all...Not sure...I'm taking a break from it right now. Ingredients: Purified water, MSM crystals 14%, aloe vera extract, stearic acid, glycerin, sweet almond oil, phenoxyethanol and capryl glycol, sorbic acid, avocado oil, vitamin e, white thyme oil, lavender oil

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Hi. If possible, yes: I would be grateful for an answer to the question I originally submitted.
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