I recently found out I have seborrheic dermatitis. I'm getting very frustrated because I've been to the Derm two times already, and nothing he gave me has worked. My skin doesn't get the brown flakes anymore but if I let the dead skin build up, I probably will. When I wash my face with a soap or something, it rubs any dead skin that might be there and my face is left looking red and irritated. If I wash with just water and I don't try to rub any deadskin off (if there is any) then the dead skin will just build up, but it's not noticable unless wet. Does anyone know what I could do to get rid of the redness?
I went back to the Derm today and he perscribed me with an antibiotic called Doxycycline. He said that my skin is sensitive so putting anything on my face to treat it externally will irritate it more. I have more hope in this pill so i look foward to seeing how this goes.
Besides my nose and forehead clearing up a bit, none really. I'm pretty disappointed because I thought I'd see good results. Hopefully the derm gives me something to actually clear this up. I would go back to the no wash regimen but I can't walk around like that. Plus, it wouldn't work for me because I have the Seb Derm.
It's been 2 weeks and the only actual results I see is my nose and forehead. The redness on my cheeks got a bit lighter but that's about it. I think it's because when I used the SA on my face, my cheeks is where I put it the most. I put it on my nose a lot too but not as much. My forehead I didn't really touch which is why it's clear besides two small pimples. I have to go back the 7th of October so I'll see how my face looks by then.
So I've been using the Desonide cream for about 5 days now. I don't see much improvement, but my parents say it looks a lot better. It's still pink but a little less than it was. It's gonna take probably another week maybe a bit less to see better results though.
lol your posts are always helpful, so it's okay that you write more than you plan to. But you're right about some people being more prone to seb derm, it just sucks that we're one of them. I noticed my skin is a little oily after putting the Desonide on. It's not as red, so that's good. My only problem is the redness so when that goes away, i'll be happy.
Hey everyone. I just got back from the Derm about a half hour ago. He says it's seb derm. He told me to get head and shoulders and wash my face with that in the shower. He also gave me Desonide cream which i'm picking up tomorrow. Idk maybe i'm wrong, but if you guys have the dead skin buildup and red irritated skin, it could be seb derm as well but everyones skin is different.
Thanks for the information I'm just really hoping the derm gives me a cream that works and i don't have to go back 50 million times. I start school September 7th so i'm really hoping it clears up by then.
I did it for almost a year but i kept picking the dead skin off after like 2 months or so. My skin was just too damaged from everything. As for your progress, that's great! hope things keep getting better for you.