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Seborrheic Dermatitis (On Face)

Hi, I am a 20 year old male, and back in November I was diagnosed with Seborrheic Dermatitis on the sides of my nose. My Dermatologist prescribed me two creams Clotrimazole and Hydrocortisone. I have been using these creams since November; however, I have yet to see any significant improvement. Also he told me I have acne under my eyes which also seems to outline the Dermatitis, and he told me to use 2.5% Benzolye Peroxide.

I wash my face once a day in the mourning with Neutrogenia facial soap, and than I moisturize with Cervave non-comogenic moisturizing lotion.
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563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
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 and these have been prescribed to you by your dermatologist. Oral antifungal drugs and immunomodulators such as tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are used in very severe cases. You can talk about these with your dermatologist.

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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Hi, thank you for the reply. Like I stated my dermatologist told me to use these creams twice a week, and I have been doing so since Novemeber. He told it comes and goes, but with treatment it can be controlled. However, like I stated I have yet to see any type of improvement from when I started using the two creams back in November.

Also is it possible it will go away on its own over time?
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Bump, I guess what I am asking is if the Seborrheic Dermatitis can be controlled using the two creams I was given then why haven't I noticed any improvement over the past 4-5 months?
563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Since this cream contains natural or herbal constituents, so unfortunately I am unaware of these or their side effects. It is best to consult a cosmetologist and ask about this cream.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.



563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Sory replied to an earlier question first. Since there are stubborn patches, so you may need oral antifungals or immunomodulators for which I suggest you to consult and discuss about these with your dermatologist.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.



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