Hello, I have a rapidly progressing condition that started last May and is causing the skin on and around my nose to darken and sink in. At first it wasn't painful but recently the affected areas produce occasional stabbing pains and itching.
The first dermo I saw concluded seborrheic dermatitis and prescribed Metrocream, which did not have any effect. I have now seen the entire dermatology team at a major U.S. university and received no diagnosis, only the suggestion to have a biopsy. No one has mentioned cancer, rosacea or any of the usual suspects. The skin is not red, no pus, etc.
I should mention that the condition coincided with rapid weight loss (20 lbs in 5 weeks) and is only affecting either side of the bridge of my nose and the crease around the nostrils. Every week there is more recession. A salicylic acid cleanser made things worse, now I only wash twice a day with a gentle cleanser followed by ****** PM moisturizer. It's not stopping the damage but overall the skin seems to respond better to this regimen than doing nothing but rinsing with water.
I am urgently in need of any professional thoughts on this. I have posted two photos on Google and can post more if requested. Thank you.