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    It feels dry and sometimes theres white patches

    My hands also are a little scaly - i dont know whether its due to the aclhol or different environment i'm in (different shower water etc)?

    What could this be
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    (Original post by Concav)
    It feels dry and sometimes theres white patches

    My hands also are a little scaly - i dont know whether its due to the aclhol or different environment i'm in (different shower water etc)?

    What could this be
    Not sure on what it could be, maybe an infection or allergic reaction of some sort I guess, but it's worth checking with a pharmacist, doctor or 111 for advice. Since there are people from all over the place all gathered up it's really common to get ill around this time. You don't want freshers week ruined over something preventable so it's best to be safe and get it checked. If you're aware of any possible causes (recent romantic activity, new foods or facial products etc) be sure to mention it.

    Good luck and enjoy the rest of freshers week
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    Mate i just realised i was using shower gel as a moisturizer. If this was the problem, what ingridents caused it?
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    Not sure on what it could be, maybe an infection or allergic reaction of some sort I guess, but it's worth checking with a pharmacist, doctor or 111 for advice. Since there are people from all over the place all gathered up it's really common to get ill around this time. You don't want freshers week ruined over something preventable so it's best to be safe and get it checked. If you're aware of any possible causes (recent romantic activity, new foods or facial products etc) be sure to mention it.

    Good luck and enjoy the rest of freshers week
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    (Original post by Concav)
    Mate i just realised i was using shower gel as a moisturizer. If this was the problem, what ingridents caused it?
    Be careful rooting for u its not cold sores. Keep your hands away from eyes and see doctor imo
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    Be careful rooting for u its not cold sores. Keep your hands away from eyes and see doctor imo
    Could you answer the Q you quoted please
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    (Original post by Concav)
    Could you answer the Q you quoted please
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RfoJI56qBY
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    (Original post by Concav)
    Mate i just realised i was using shower gel as a moisturizer. If this was the problem, what ingridents caused it?
    Oh. Well that was anticlimatcic :P Glad it was that and nothing serious though.

    I would guess if you were using it like a leave on moisturiser it's because it blocked up your pores and generally dried out your skin. None of the ingredients should cause any problems (unless you have alergies) if you wash it off since the skin around your mouth is no different from your arms or anywhere else you would use shower gel. If you've been washing it off it's probably just because the skin around your mouth is a bit more sensitive and dried out easier than your arms etc would.

    I'd wash your face with plain water and gently dry each night for a while until it seems to be improving. Don't use any other face products and avoid any scented or fancy moisturisers if you use any to limit the potential of making it worse. If it doesn't improve in a couple of days ask a pharmacist for some advice.
 
 
 
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