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Seborrheic Dermatitis without flaking?

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I went through a really rough time in the last 6 months...

I first noticed tiny bumps [pin sized and hard] in the central areas of my face, exfoliated them away and never had a problem. Three weeks later I started to feel a burning sensation above my upper lip, then a month later I noticed redness between my upper lip and nose that sort of spread out to form a second mustache. I tried to ignore it and didn't seem to have a problem, but one day while in the shower I noticed it burned to wash my face.

Went to the derm. and was diagnosed with perioral dermatitis, but after a month of doxycycline and klaron I wasn't getting any relief from the burning or redness above my upper lip + the little bumps came BACK!!

I was then given Metro Cream (Noritate) and minocycline... tried that for 8 weeks and the redness really started to spread to my cheeks, plus my nose was now becoming very red and the sides where my nose meets my face were dry, raw and it hurt to smile or yawn...

I have now been told it may have been seborrheic dermatitis all along, but i don't get any flaking. ...just itching, some burning above my upper lip (which was ten times worse when I was using a mild cleanser, noritate, and spf 15 lotion every day) and feeling of dryness on my cheeks, but they don't look dry...

is this normal for people with seb derm? I mean not flaking, just getting little bumps, some puffy circular areas that may or may not be pinkish red and burning/itching???

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hi... i'm going through the same thing at the moment... and it really sucks...i know what you mean about the mustache... it's like a red mustache it's weird and looks so bad!... anyways... since we're both going through the same thing, maybe you can e-mail me or send me a message so we can talk about this and hopefully come up with a solution... maybe we can figure this out by seeing what things we have in common that may be causing this... my dermatologist told me i have perioral dermatitis... but my scalp is also itchy and i think i also have the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis.. anyways hope to hear from you..

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