Seborrheic dermatitis face acne

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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.
When I saw the dermatologist she did not want to treat me for this area instead she wanted to first treat me for this other skin condition that she felt was seborrheic dermatitis. For the last seven years, onset was during my pregnacy with my twins, I have had a slightly reddend area that has somewhat of a hyper exfoliation to it. I have managed to keep this area not a problem by being extremely careful of what I use on my face.
I can understand your concern for the symptoms. First of all, the exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis is not properly understood and the prime cause is thought to be an yeast (fungus) called Malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum).
Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination,but your symptoms are suggestive of seborrheic dermatitis. 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. You can treat flaking and dryness with over-the-counter dandruff or medicated shampoos. Shampoo the hair vigorously and frequently (preferably daily).
I have been reading your archives and it looks like its Seborrheic Dermatitis. My sexual life is healthy- no unsafe sex- and i don't use IV drugs so i don't see it being related to Aids. I don't have Parkinsons either. I do have acne though, and oily skin. It doesn't happen in any other places on my face and doesn't look much like the pictures of Seborrhea all over the net. No redness at all. Is it possible its just normal changes in skin?
Although the two disorders are unrelated, a recent clinical study found that 26 percent of patients with rosacea also had facial seborrheic dermatitis. Typically, seborrheic dermatitis presents with scaly, flaky, itchy, and red skin. This skin disease commonly affects adolescents and young adults, especially in warm and humid climates and is aggravated by sweating and humidity.
Did the doc say he has eczema or seborrheic dermatitis? Is it on his face or in the creases of his arms & legs?
Hi, I was recently diagnosed with Seborrheic Dermatitis a month ago. I have been having electrolysis on my face and this is when it first appeared and only came after my electrolysis treatement. However after my 3rd treatment my skin cleared up for a week and then the Seborrheic Dermatitis came back again without any inflammation of electrolysis. I have been prescrbibed hydrocortisone cream 1%. I basically have 4 questions if anyone could help.
Sulfur is used to treat many kinds of skin disorders including acne, seborrheic dermatitis and scabies. It is best to see your doctor to rule out these causes. Take care and keep us posted.
Hello, From the symptoms it looks like perioral dermatitis only. Seborrheic dermatitis could have been another possibility but it does not explain the pimples and acne. Perioral dermatitis is a chronic papulopustular and eczematous facial dermatitis. Treatment consists of oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. A mild soap or soap substitute, such as Dove or Cetaphil(non perfumed) should be used for washing. Scrubbing should be avoided.
Hi. Acne commonly occurs on oily areas of skin on the face, chest and back. Seborrheic dermatitis is, like acne, caused by overactive sebaceous glands. An agent which reduces the size of the sebaceous glands such as Oral Isotretinoin (formerly called Accutane) often leads to complete clearance and long term remission. Ask your doctor about this. (Female patients with acne and seborrheic dermatitis can take Diane35 and/or Spironolactone) Eloise.
Dr Rockoff, Three and a half months ago I went to the doctor because of a sharp pain in my left eye and burning sensation in both eyes. I had a red dot in my left eye where the burning was, but the doc had no idea and perscribed plain eye drops to help lubricate.
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 would be unusual to have rosacea at your age, the redness may be caused by acne or you may have seborrheic dermatitis. Medicines which control sebum (such as Dianette or Yasmin) will clear this. If you do have rosacea your doctor can prescribe an oral antibiotic called Oxytetracycline -this will heal acne too. By following a good regime as detailed above, we would expect to see excellent or total skin clearance.
Hello, From the symptoms it looks like dry skin or seborrheic dermatitis. 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. 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.
Hi, I am 17 and I have a problem on my face and it's not acne just on the left side of my face on my cheek It's very red and irratated and this is the second year I have gotten this condition but it only happens in the winter and then it'll get better when the summer comes...well it did last year anyways. This year it's a lot worse I find though and it will come for a week+ then go away for a few days then come back with fury and everytime seems to be worse.
Seborrheic dermatitis ("seb derm") produces not pimples and pustules but greasy scales. Perioral dermatitis, which is a form of rosacea, does seem more likely. Simple treatment with external antibiotics is available. Best. Dr.
Hi, With seborrheic dermatitis, the primary form of controlling the condition is frequent washing.In the scalp,frequent shampooing may be necesary to remove the excess oil present. In mild cases ,shampoo containing selenium sulfide may help.The shampoo may be left for a few minutes on the head prior to washing it off. Tar shampoos are usually used for more severe presentation as suggested by severe plaque formation. I suggest you start with shampoos containing selenium sulfde or zinc.
Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination,but it can be due to seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes flaky,dry, itchy scales to form on oily areas of the face esp cheeks and forhead. You can treat flaking and dryness with over-the-counter dandruff or medicated shampoos. Shampoo the hair vigorously and frequently (preferably daily).
Few other possibilities could be allergies, eczema, fungal infection etc.Little bumps on the scalp could be due to boils, folliculitis or seborrheic dermatitis. Keep your face clean. Avoid using cosmetics and makeup on the face till it heals completely. Consult a dermatologist and get the diagnosis confirmed. Do write to me again on how you are doing. Best luck and regards!
For the first 2 weeks after quiting the steroid cream my face was clear, no acne, and smooth. After about 2 weeks i started to develop light acne. I am 19 and had light acne for most of my teens. Would my face have go through a withdrawl free period like this before it started freaking out? 2. I have read online this can take up to months to go away. I know the recovery period changes based on individuals, but could you take a guess at how long my it will take my face to recover? 3.
In the last year, the younger one has developed a scalp condition with large yellowish itchy, oily flakes and patches over the entire scalp, most noticeably around the hairline and above the ears. Both boys have ongoing face and neck acne problems, with both pustules and blackheads, and reddened skin. I have several pictures of the scalp problems.
Hello, These can be due to allergic reaction to the medicine, dry skin or seborrheic dermatitis. Topical antifungals and mild steroids are the usual treatment and combination of the two can be used to treat stubborn patches. You can get them prescribed. Also use mild fragrance free moisturizers immediately after washing your face. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
I just went to the dermatologist and I was told I have Acne Rosacea and Seborrheic Dermatitis. As far as my meds go for HB, they are Procardia XL 90 MG, Lisnipril, & Metropol, and Simvastatin for Chol. My neck also gets flaming red and hot as well. Appreciate your help.
Hi, the probabilities of the itching with rashes are Atopic dermatitis, Contact dermatitis, sweat dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis and drug reaction.
Feb – Increase in acne type dermatitis with clear fluid on face. These acne type of bumps I get on my chin, cheeks, crease of nose and just out side the lip line near lips. They get red and quickly develop into white head looking pimples. Some times they are not just round. They sometimes are linear and almost look like little welts. When ruptured they have mostly a clear like fluid, but sometimes it is a whiter puss like fluid.
Hi This sounds like seborrheic dermatitis .Seborrheic dermatitis is associated with a fungal infection. This may present as white or yellowish greasy flakes or scales on the scalp, on the face and even on the chest. Using selenium sulfide shampoos over the area and scrubbing the shampoo vigorously over the areas may help. For more severe forms topical corticosteroids have been used after washing the area with medicated shampoos.
In your case, this sounds like an eczematous skin condition .However we also need to rule out seborrheic dermatitis and rosacea here. Other chronic skin conditions (conditions occurring for more than six months) that involve scaling may include a fungal infection as well as psoriasis. A skin biopsy may be able to help define a diagnosis. Rosacea may be a likely diagnosis here as you have noted nodular or cystic bumps over the face as well as flaring of the condition given the right triggers.
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