I think seborrheic dermatitis does sound like the most likely diagnosis, and the new treatment plan seems appropriate for that. Acne is different and needs treatment with topical or oral antibiotics. Your doctor can help you with that, although it may be best to wait till the seborrhea goes away, so as not to confuse the issue. The fact that this rash affects your navel and privates seems to be making you anxious, but means nothing. That may be why you're feeling burning sensations. I do not think you are describing psoriasis, however.
I've been getting the chills a lot (every day) this was something I first noticed along with some flu like symptoms before this all started. In addition, I was noticing the dry/flaky appearance of my penis when I first noticd the redness between my nose and upper lip... (tried to put lotion on it and it only made it red in a few areas on the top side of the "head")
Also, I have noticed the undersides of my forearms also look pinkish and dry and I get some itching in various areas on my body, nothing crazy, but abnormal for me...
Thank you very much for your response, Dr. Rockoff.
I only experience the burning sensation above my upper lip, on the lower-left and right sides of my mouth, and a little on my cheeks near the nose.
The redness in my naval and genital area was only for a day during the two month treatment with antibiotics and noritate. The dry genital area was only for a few days when I was first noticing the redness above my upper lip. I have not given the two incidents much thought sense, but considered it important in the diagnosis.
The burning is definitely real and I am wondering if it is possibly what the original dermatologist diagnosed as perioral dermatitis??
-- or --
If some redness, burning, and itching at night around the mouth and cheek areas adjacent to the nose is a symptom in seborrheic dermatitis?? the lower part of my nose [near the tip] feels sort of rough too.
Please keep in mind a month after noticing the tiny bumps in the central areas of my face and not having them come back after exfoliating gently, my original symptom was intermittent burning above my upper lip. This was a month before I noticed the redness in the same area. A month or so later I noticed my cheeks, adjacent to the area that was red, felt rather dry... subsequently burning when washing in the morning. I noted the areas that felt dry still looked oily.
P.S. In the areas that itch, I also have larger red bumps (1/3rd an eraser in diameter) that look a bit like old zits sometimes do, but these ones can itch a little and sometimes sting. benzoyl peroxide doesn't seem to help on them + stings a bit. I will be coming up on 10 weeks of minocycline + a month of doxy before that, do you think these red bumps are a result of seb. derm?