Glad theres a thread for this. I currently have seborrheic dermatitis. First time having it. Ive always had a little redness and dryness on the edges of nose, but was always told its normal and I honestly never noticed it and neither did anyone else. But I had it on my scalp, but has been cleared with Ketoconazole shampoo (nizoral). But I still have a couple red spots near my nose above my mustache line. I also have redness on my chin on the right side. I also get pimples there too, which isnt helping. My skin was very dry and flaky on my chin and when the flakes fell off, they left red/brown marks. Now im dealing with that. Im pretty sure that was the seb derm as well. My derm gave me the ketoconazole shampoo to use on my scalp, and said used it on any spot on my face where i have the seb derm. Its really doing nothing. I have 0 flaking, just redness/discoloration. It fuckin sucks! I get the occasional pimple, but I can live with that. The redness is killing me.
The derm also gave me aquanil hc which is a hydrocortisone 1%. Its soothing, but doesnt really seem to do anything for the redness. She said if it doesnt clear up after 2 weeks, they will give me an oral antibiotic.
Im moving to NYC tomorrow from So cal, so ill be using a different derm. Thats the first thing im doing when I get there. Im 22 yo male, and I had acne for about 3 years, and FINALLY cleared it up 100% just about when i turned 21. I was clear for about a year. Then I went to Vegas and my skin broke out, came back home, and developed the seb derm. If you can believe it, the derm that I went to that cleared up my acne before put me on tazorac for the seb derm, not knowing what it was. That made my skin sooooooo fucking red. An acupuncturist recommended pearl powder to help with the redness, and it helps a little, but just temporary. I also use emu oil which ive been using for a really long time hoping it would calm the redness. It does but again, temporary. I need a fucking PERMANENT solution for this, or something that will at least clear me back up to 100% where I was, and im able to use a product for maintenance. Im hoping a derm in NY will be able to clear my skin back up to the way it was 3 months ago. I never thought I would be back in this situation. I was loving life..LOVING life with clear skin. I could do ANYTHING I wanted and I had all the confidence in the world. Now, im shut down. Moving to NYC is going to be so hard knowing my skin isnt clear.
Theres so many things everyone says to try, and I dont know what to try. Ill have to trust a derm in NYC on what products to use to clear me back up. Praying I get something that works. Im 22 like I said, and I just wanna enjoy life and meet girls and do everything that I wanna do that makes me happy, but im so self conscious that I cant!
Edited by Murph89, 19 April 2012 - 03:34 PM.