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    Default Does seb derm always itch to at least some degree?

    I've had a hard time finding an answer to this question. Thanks in advance!
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    not to some degree, it itches as hell! I have seb derm for over 10 years and when you have a breakout, it itches as bad as it can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gon27 View Post
    not to some degree, it itches as hell! I have seb derm for over 10 years and when you have a breakout, it itches as bad as it can be.
    I'm sorry! Thanks for replying. I guess I am trying to ascertain whether you can have seb derm and not itch at all. Anyone? Thanks!

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    I think it always itch. That is one of the main and worst parts of seb derm. But anyway, who knows. Maybe there are others with different experiences but I would be really surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gon27 View Post
    I think it always itch. That is one of the main and worst parts of seb derm. But anyway, who knows. Maybe there are others with different experiences but I would be really surprised.
    Thanks so much for your reply. I am trying to figure out what I have.

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    I'm not sure what I have either, but my latest dermatologist said I have seb derm and my skin doesn't itch at all..

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    Quote Originally Posted by confusedloner View Post
    I'm not sure what I have either, but my latest dermatologist said I have seb derm and my skin doesn't itch at all..
    Thank you for replying! Have you asked for a biopsy to confirm what you have? I basically demanded one . Why shoot in the dark when there are methods for, at the very least, ruling things out?

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    In my case I had a biopsy several years ago, so my diagnosis is confirmed. My seb derm is very severe and I've been using Protopic during all this years. Before Protopic I used steroids but had a lot of problems. Protopic is not an steroid but act's as good as an steroid. The first days you use it, the skin will usually itch more until you get used to it. It also works very good for some of the inflamation of the rosacea. I mix it with the metrogel and it's a good combo.

    But now I started Accutane hoping that a low dose could control my rosacea, seb derm and folliculitis.

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    No I have not had a biopsy, I was not aware there's such a thing?? But I am getting another appointment tomorrow as I'm sick of dermatologist looking at me for 5 seconds and giving me a prescription so I am going to insist on him truly evaluating my condition

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    Good for you! Let us know how it goes

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