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itchy red patches on face

Postby redhairedwriter on Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:28 pm

I have red, itchy patches on my forehead and right cheek. The one on my cheek is rough to the touch. My face itches so much that I can't bear my hair to touch it. I saw a hospital dermatologist who dismissed it as 'just sun damage' and gave me a cream which had diclofenac in, which I am sensitive to, so I couldn't use it. Do you have any advice? I have tried antihistamines and all kinds of over-the-counter creams but nothing has worked and it's driving me mad.
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Re: itchy red patches on face

Postby Dr Anton Alexandroff on Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:10 am

Thank you very much for your question. It sounds like a possible seborrheic dermatitis. Ask your GP or dermatologist if he/she can prescribe you daktacort or ketoconazole cream.

I hope this is helpful.
With Best Wishes,

Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
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