After curing my acne, I think I've acquired seb derm. Certain patches/regions of my face, (around my nose, chin and now my cheeks) are so red and flaky. The worse is around the creases of my nose which even though it's red, it's infact oily and it can flake. These flakes around my nose are greasy flakes and often yellow? The difference with the patches on my chin and my cheek and my eyebrows is that these flakes are incredibly dry and does not take up any moisturiser. Having read up on Seb Derm leaves me feeling deflated. I'm getting the impression this isn't going anywhere, and it's practically incurable. I've read that it may have been courses of antibiotics I've taken in the past for my acne that has started this. It makes me mad that doctors are so willing to hand out antibiotics to teenagers who's self-esteem is so dampened they are willing to try anything. What makes things worse is I just had surgery and had to take a 7-day course of antibiotics afterwards so this is probably going to get worse. I'm wondering if anybody has any particular recommendations to begin with. I've given up dairy at the moment to test if it's any intolerance to that? At the moment I use cetaphil facial wash, cetaphil moisturiser for my "non Seb Derm patches". For the seb-derm I use Aqueous cream and sometimes vaseline, but it doesn't seem to be working. I had some success with a 1% hydrocortisone but after finding out about the complications with rosacea I decided against it, immediately. If I can defeat acne, I *will* defeat this. Ha.
Edited by Nauseating, 29 August 2013 - 12:54 PM.