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Old 05-15-2003, 02:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy I was diagnosed with SEBORRHEA of the FACE today, anyone...

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OK, I've had acne (some bumps and loads of clogged pores) for about 2 years and recently brought it under control with .1% tazorac gel (pretty agressive). For while i'd say 6 months -a year my skin was flakey (big yellow flakes) very oily and red, derms just though it was from acne or dry skin, but it wasn't, my new derm was right this time. She gave me Loprox 1% solution, the label says it's an antifungal, ewwwww. She said it was like a yeast infection on my face. Anyways i'm really really depressed about this. Has anyone had this? What have you used? Does it go away? Will I need to use the lotion forever? When can i expect improvement? What causes it?

thanks so very much.

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Old 05-16-2003, 10:04 AM   #2
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This has been covered many times here. Here is a link below to a recent discussion about how to keep it under control.

Also, use the search feature to get more tips on how others have taken care of it. It's not a condition for which there is a cure, but there are treatments to keep it under control. Good luck to you.

Old 05-16-2003, 02:04 PM   #3
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Hi CC thank you for the reply! Yes it was the same derm that i was on taz with. But I don't think she knew and neither did I that the redness and flakiness wasn't just from the taz, but in actuality from seborrhea. I told her, like my acne is under control, but i can't get rid of these damn scaly flakes and oiliness. I believe she made the right diagnosis this time. She alluded to me developing it after the acne, so I wonder like if taz is responsible i mean it is really harsh. But I remember having these symptoms when I was on proactiv, so it could be from overmedicating maybe I don't know. I just really really hope it goes away, it has plagued me for over a year and i just want it to be done with. My derm wants me to keep using the taz and loprox. I think i may lay off the taz for a week or two to get rid of these yeast infection, and yes it is fungal, ewwwwww. I hope it goes away soon!!! Your symptoms sounds very similar to mine CC, in that it has doesn't gone away and is red and flakey. I also read that it can "flare-up" from time to time; these are symptoms of sebborrhea.

Old 05-16-2003, 03:25 PM   #4
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Hi Linda, thanks for the reply, i read the post. I bought nizoral shampoo for my scalp dandruff and used it for the first time last night and it really seemed to work just after 1 application! I was thinking well since seborrhea is dandruff of the face maybe I could use it on my face too. Does your husband use it on his face?


Old 05-16-2003, 07:04 PM   #5
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Yes dovey, my husband does use it on his face. He soaps it up a little in his hands then soaps up his face and leaves it on about 5 minutes. Then he rinses it off. I've tried it a few time. You can feel it on there. If you have dandruff also, leave it on your head for about 5 minutes or so before you rinse it off. Seems to work better if you leave it on a bit.

I have no problem using the hydrocortise cream on my face. I've used it for about 5 years on and off. It works good and is less messy.

Old 08-31-2003, 11:45 PM   #6
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Ya i was just subscribed Tazorac by my doctor for acne... so natrually i was searching all about it online to see if theres risks and stuff like that because i am one who doesnt like to take medicine at all, It seemed alright everywhere i looked but this topic brought intrest to my eye and i am wondering if anyone thinks that will happen to me if i use this product. I do not have sensitive skin and the tazorac for me only gives a little stinging nothing major, not like what some people have experienced while on it.

Old 09-06-2003, 10:47 AM   #7
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Just a note to say I also have seborric dermatitis. I have had it as far back as I can remember. I also went to a dematologist, got a expensive ointment which didn't work real well and looked for other things. I have been using 1% hydocortizone cream and works better. Another thing I have found that really helps smooth my skin is Avon's skin-so-soft shower gel. I use it on my face while I am showering. In between showers and when I feel grundgy, I wash my face with Cetephil facial soap. I couldn't believe how soft my face was using it. As for my flare-ups on my face around my nose and chin, I use my hydo. cream and it seems to calm down. Hope this helps anyone with this problem.

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