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  • Does anyone know what this is?? PLEASE i am DESPERATE for answers!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To make this short, a year ago i had a small spot of dry skin on my cheek. I was prescribed Promiseb for a possible fungal rash, a steroid for possible eczema, and a Prednisone shot (WAY TOO MUCH Rx!!!). Prior to the information below, i have never had any skin problems until i turned 25. I could use whatever wash, moisturizer i wanted and have as much sun exposure without issues.

    This made my skin break out in this hideous rash all over my cheeks and forehead...To calm this down, i was prescribed a STRONGER steroid and another round of prednisone tablets (WTF???)

    This all helped on the short term. A few months went by and i wanted a second opinion. Saw a dermatologist, was perscribed another steroid and told to be on my way. I have been to various dermatologists/allergists/physicians only to hear the following. It has now been over a year, where i went from great skin (no redness, rash, pimples) to me not even wanting to leave the house every day. I just want an answer as to what this is so i can treat appropriately. Is it rosacea, seb derm, eczema, steroid rosacea, folliculitis, allergy related, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!. I am never using another steroid or protopic or antifungal again as all they have done is turned my condition from a 1/10 to 9/10. I have been "diagnosed" with the following:

    - Rosacea
    - Seborrheic dermatitis
    - eczema
    - folliculitis
    - steroid-induced rosacea
    - steroid acne

    Symptoms since using topicals/oral steroid/oral antibiotics
    - tingling on cheeks (i can tell when i am going to have a breakout, little spots on my cheek tingle and the next day i have red bumps)
    - itching
    - burning
    - extreme sun sensitivity (the areas where the dermatitis are get FRIED)
    - sensitivity to all products (lotions, creams, washes)

    Test Results
    - Vitamin b12 deficiency (blood work)
    - Dust mite allergen (allergy test)

    - Promiseb (Terrible flare up)
    - Various steroid creams (helps short term, flare comes back worse)
    - Protopic (helped short term, worsening flare ups / acne/ redness after stopping)
    - 1 Kenalog 40 shot (prednisone steroid shot)
    - 4 rounds of prednisone tablets (in the course of 1 year, yikes)
    - 2 rounds of anti biotics (tetracycline and augmentin) - For possible rosacea/folliculitis
    - every hypoallergenic lotion cream antihismamine/allergy pill under the sun

    Side effects from prescriptions

    - erythema multiforme all over body (rash from kenalog 40 shot)
    - allergic reaction to tetracycline from the sun (swollen rash all over face)
    - Staph folliculitis all over body (unknown)
    - change of texture on cheeks, now shiny red with zits and red bumps all over cheek and forehead
    - permanent rash on face
    - sensitivity to all face wash/sun/topicals/lotions (before i had zero issue with any face wash or the sun)


    I will follow with a picture from October 2015 to show the huge difference in texture, acne, redness, and dermatitis. I wish i just had never went to the doctors originally, every time i went a new problem would come up that was not there before that required treatment, and my dermatitis or rosacea whatever it is is 100x worse.
    Last edited by Dg0622; 25 September 2016, 10:30 PM.

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    does anyone have any insight?