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Red Rash Where Goatee Used To Be

I noticed some redness on my upper lip a few months ago.  After a while it would go away, but not completely.  The past couple of weeks it would stay around pretty much all day.  A few days ago, my chin was itching and irritated. So, I shaved all the hair off today.  It's a red rash, it's irritated, but I don't see white heads.  It looks like it spread a little to my neck and cheeks from shaving I presume.  Any ideas what it could be and what I could treat it with. I have the following creams on hand: Alclometasone Dipropionate .05%, Clobetasol Propionate, .05% and Clotrimazole 1%.  I've been alternating with witch hazel and aloe vera lotion all day..
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
Since the rash was present above the upper lip and then involved the chin, It can be seborrheic dermatitis. The other possibility would be perioral dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is usually caused by overgrowth of Malassezia furfur. This skin disease commonly affects adolescents and young adults, especially in warm and humid climates and is aggravated by sweating and humidity.

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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I used the witch hazel for a few days and anti fungal and it is clearing up nicely on the chin, but the upper lip is still red but getting better. I almost used the clobetasol but didn't. I'm thinking that would have aggregated it. Thanks for your suggestions!
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Aggravated I meant to say.
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