• Ellen Ellen
    November 27, 2008
    can you break out in a rash from your own sweat?
    Ellen Ellen
    November 27, 2008

    I break out in a rash from my forehead to the nape of my neck in a burning red rash. My eye lids will even peel a layer of skin off after I use the prescription cream the Dr. gave me.  Burn, swelling and pain for weeks.  Doctor says it is my makeup. I use MaryKay and have for 12 years.  I think this occurs when I sweat. I am an outdoor girl, peri-mentopause, so I sweat once every hour for 1 1/2 minutes.  Got any ideas?? 



  • Kathleen MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    December 01, 2008
    Kathleen MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    December 01, 2008

    Hi Ellen,


    I'm going to give you an answer that isn't totally scientific. I'm not sure what science says about sweat and skin allergies, but I will tell you that I have occasionally had sweat further irritate areas of eczema. Also, when I was perimenopausal, I had a few really awful hot flashes cause intense itching all over my body. I assume this has something to do with the increased flow of blood to the skin in such cases.


    Don't totally discount what your doctor says, however. Allergies can crop up at any time, even to things you've never been allergic to before. So it IS possible you're allergic to your make up.


    If you haven't seen an allergist, you might think about consulting one. You could also consult with a gynecologist about treatments for permenopause.


    To your health,



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