Face Itch Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your face itch symptoms with Buoy, including 5 causes and common questions concerning your face itch.

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Contents

  1. 5 Possible Face Itch Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics
  4. Related Articles

5 Possible Face Itch Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced face itch. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a non-contagious chronic skin condition that produces an itchy rash. It is caused by a genetic condition that affects the skin's ability to protect itself from bacteria and allergens. The most susceptible are those with a family hi...

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Allergic contact dermatitis of the face

Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: facial redness, face itch, scabbed area of the face

Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the face: facial redness

Urgency: Self-treatment

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Folliculitis

Folliculitis is a common skin problem where hair follicles are infected by bacteria or fungi.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: small facial lump, pink or red facial bump, face itch, facial bump leaking yellow/milky fluid, yellow or white facial bump

Symptoms that always occur with folliculitis: small facial lump

Urgency: Self-treatment

Allergic reaction to poison ivy/oak/sumac

Plants of the Toxicodendron genus are found throughout the continental United States, and exposure to these plants is a leading cause of contact dermititis, a medical term used to describe irritation and itching of the skin.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: rash, itchy rash, red rash, skin changes on arm, stinging or burning rash

Symptoms that always occur with allergic reaction to poison ivy/oak/sumac: itchy rash, rash

Symptoms that never occur with allergic reaction to poison ivy/oak/sumac: fever

Urgency: Self-treatment

Dermatofibroma

A dermatofibroma is a common skin growth that usually appears on the lower legs, but may appear anywhere on the body. These growths are benign (noncancerous). Dermatofibromas are most common in adults and are rarely found in children.

Symptoms include a hard, raised growth that is red, pink, ...

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Face Itch

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Did you possibly brush into poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac?
  • Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Did your symptoms start after you were exposed to glues, fragrances, preservatives, hair dyes, soaps, detergents, or other common household chemicals?
  • Do you have skin changes anywhere that skin touches or rubs other skin (such as the back of the knee, inside of the elbow or wrist, or the armpit)?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Face Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced face itch have also experienced:

  • 11% Facial Redness
  • 9% Swollen Face
  • 4% Scalp Itchiness

People who have experienced face itch were most often matched with:

  • 50% Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • 25% Allergic Contact Dermatitis Of The Face
  • 25% Folliculitis

People who have experienced face itch had symptoms persist for:

  • 34% Less than a day
  • 33% Less than a week
  • 18% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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