I have flaky skin only on my forehead that does not itch. I have dry skin, not oily at all. A doctor told me it was seborrheic dermatitis. I also have been getting small red bumps on my face in different areas such as nose, forehead, below eyebrow, next to my eye, cheeks, and lots on my chin and sometimes on my chest area. They don't seem like regular acne. The skin on my chin feels rough and feels dry and irritated. I have a mild case of rosacea (reddened nose and cheeks). The doctor told me I have perioral dermatitis too. She gave me samples of epionce to try and it helped my skin not feel dry but it didn't help really help the flakiness or the red bumps from appearing. I have tried all kinds of cleanswers and moisturizers.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a disease that causes flaking of the skin. It usually affects the scalp and other parts of the body, such as the face and chest, and the creases of the arms, legs and groin. Seborrheic dermatitis usually causes the skin to look a little greasy and scaly or flaky. The exact cause is not known, but is associated with hormones, because the disorder often appears in infancy and disappears before puberty. On the other hand, perioral dermatitis responds well to treatment. It is important that you discontinue applying all face creams including topical steroids, cosmetics and sunscreens. Wash the face with warm water alone while the rash is present. A course of oral antibiotics for six to twelve weeks may also be prescribed by your doctor for treatment. Perioral dermatitis sometimes recurs when the antibiotics are discontinued, or at a later date. If your symptoms persist, have this evaluated further by your doctor for proper management.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.
We're in the process of updating our system during which our trackers and health tools will not be available. We are doing our best to finish this update quickly. They should become available by 6:00 p.m. PST