I am 18, and I have no acne whatsoever besides an occasional pimple here or there. However, since age 13, I have had red, uneven, bumpy/scaly skin under my nose/nostrils. It itches but I can usually restrain myself from rubbing it. My doctor recently prescribed me Ketoconazole cream, but I don't think it has made much of a difference. It's still really red and if I stop using it for a few days, it gets really rough feeling and gross again. Is there anything I can do to control/get rid of this...I find it really embarrassing and always try to cover it up with makeup. Yet I also worry that makeup could be irritating it?? What should I do? Thanks in advance!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
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.