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Getting worse and worse :(

Hi guys,

To keep it short and sweet heres a time-line.

Beginning of 2012 get a small red patch on upper lip, try moisturising it, antifungal creams, steroid creams and nothing changes, so for the rest of 2012 I moisturise it with Almond cream and doesn't bother me much

At the beginning of 2013 the only thing I changed was that I started exercising more, it's progressively gotten worse, as of the beginning of September 2013 it was well and truly in my eyebrows, up past my nose almost to my right eye, to the point of last month I started growing a beard to hide it which only made it more itchy and annoying. It's also in the middle of my chest.

I shaved off the beard last night and its gotten so much worse again, this is causing me unbelievable emotional pain, it looks absolutely ghastly, like I'm a drug addict or something.

I had a doctor tell me it was perioral dermatitis and used antibiotic cream for a month which only seemed to make it worse, I have another appointment booked but all the dermatologist are booked out for months here.

Another issue I've had since I can remember is that I get extremely itchy, specifically in these areas when I'm warming up doing a physical activity, but also all over my back. It's beyond irritating!


This is from about mid September

This is from last Saturday, it's a bad pic it was just after I went for a run

Also from last Saturday after a run, chest area

This was last night after I shaved, much, much worse :(

Thanks for any help guys
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Apart from perioral dermatitis, it can be due to seborrheic dermatitis as well. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes flaky,dry, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas esp under the nose or anywhere on face. People with seborrheic dermatitis produce too much sebum (the natural skin oil). Later, pityrosporum yeast grows excessively in the sebum, sometime along with bacteria, making the dermatitis more persistent.

Topical antifungals and mild steroids are the usual treatment and combination of the two can be used to treat stubborn patches.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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