Translucent, Blister-like Lesions On The Face - How To Treat? Is It Candida?

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Asked by Altec08

Translucent, Blister-like Lesions On The Face - How To Treat? Is It Candida?

I have had these translucent, blister-like lesions on my face for several months now. They are very flat, approx. 1/16 of an inch in diameter, and some take a long time to dry up even though they are very small. They are all over my forehead and cheeks. The initial outbreak was only along my upper cheeks and took almost 3 months to improve. Then several weeks later after a meal laden with soft drinks and pudding (i.e. sugar), the blisters came back with a vengeance and became worse than before. These blisters are only on my face and they do not itch or ooze. It is NOT acne, contact dermatitis, rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. Based on some research, I've come to the conclusion it is related to a candida (yeast) overgrowth. I used an anti-fungal cream on my face, which produced even more blisters (AF use may have made the yeast more aggressive). Now I'm eating a sugar and yeast-free diet and taking probiotic supplements. Physically I feel great but the blisters/"rash" have not cleared up in a week.

Has anyone else experienced these types of blisters/"rash", what causes them, how do you treat them, how long until they clear?

Answer

It could also be sebborheic dermatitis which could require steroid creams so rahter than try and self-diagnose, I'd get a reputable dermatologist to scrutinize the lesions and give you a definitive diagnosis. Skin conditions can differ dramatically in treatment, and the treatment for one can excacerbate a different condition. You also don't want to end up with scarring because of the wrong diagnosis and treatment so gwet a medical evaluation to be definitive.