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Red dry skin around nose

Hi, I'm 18 and for the past 4 years i've had a really annoying red dry rash around my nostrils. It doesn't itch but it goes very flakey especially when i put make up on. Its really red and noticable and is now starting to get me down. I went to the doctors a few years ago and they gave me some cream for impetigo, which i know it is not as it wasn't itchy!
Help please, I don't know what to do now!!
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309783 tn?1271958229
I recommend Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour cream. I used this when I took Roaccutane, which causes dry skin. This is quite expensive, but worth it as a little product goes a long way. Also you the product is good for 36 months after opening the tube.
I also used a camoflague foundation and concealor called Dermablend by Vichy. This does not irritate the skin and hides redness and other skin flaws without looking un-natural.
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563773 tn?1374246539
This redness can be due to seborrheic dermatitis. It is caused by overgrowth of a skin fungus and presents as red flaky patches on the nose or forehead. 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. Oral antifungal drugs and immunomodulators such as tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are used in very severe cases.

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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