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    I sometimes have itchy skin, with dry patches and spots. I assumed it was the rosacea but wonder if it may be seb derm. Does the seb derm cause the rosacea to flair up?? Can seb derm include spots?? Also can rosacea be itchy??

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    my spots can be itchy sometimes. usually when the weather is dry, but it comes and goes, and the itch is not that severe.
    I always thought it was a part of the rosacea too.
    I actually had an inflamed spotty patch that was really itchy for a week and my derm gave me an oily cream called "bepanthen" that calmed it down pretty quickly.
    http://www.bayer.com.au/dir218/bayer...%AE%20Ointment
    (funny, it's primarily used for nappy rash... )
    does your skin itch for a long periods of time? is it the entire skin that itches or just the inflamed or spotty parts of it?

    All the best,
    Yael.

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    Hi there,
    it only itches when the skin is dry, and only in the area of the spots. I'm hoping that it is seb derm rather than the rosacea because I think it may be easier to treat.

    (My laser doctor said hydrocortisone cream 2 days a month would be OK for me.)
    will look into bepenthan.

    I'm also drinking lemon juice which helps too.
    dx early 2006.
    current stategy;
    finacea (on occasional spot), 20+ x IPL and 17+ low level PDL (n-light)

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    Moomy

    SD can make your rosacea flair. If my SD gets bad it makes me flush alot more (not sure at what point rosacea takes over here).

    I got prescribed Elidel by Dr Chu for my SD which I use ocassionally.

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