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I had paint in my face and I washed it off with a product containing methylparaben...can this affect my seborrheic dermatitis or beard growth?
You're fine: This is a very common product, produced in nature, used by insects to signal each other and so-forth, and is famously non-toxic so far as anybody's been able to show. Of course, since it's in cosmetics, there are folks making stuff up about it being dangerous. You should stop reading internet "scare" stuff. If it were risky, some scientist would have made his/her reputation proving it. ...Read more
Shaving dermatitis: Razor dermatitis is a very common problem seen in men. Causes are myriad, but to do this you must see a dermatologist. If this is a condition called pseudofolliculitis barbae, laser treatments are the only thing I've ever seen works excellently in this condition. Often antibiotics are used along with agents to firm up the sirface of the skin. But you need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
What to do if I had dermatitis on my beard but kept irritating it for a long time and now it is bumpy and rough?
Dry skin?: Does the area itch? If it does, it may be from a contact allergy to something you use on your face (beard). If not, it may just be from dry skin and your rubbing the area led to the skin bumps. If you are using a soap to wash the beard area, avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap and use one with more moisturizer in it. If it itches, a topical cortisone lotion for a few days may do the job. ...Read more
I use pimecrolimus (because of my seborrheic dermatitis) on the face...Can it harm my beard growth?
Probably not: But have you tried hycrodortisone cream?Get a more detailed answer ›
Methylparaben can affect my seborrheic dermatitis or interact with zinc pyrithione or even affect beard growth?
Methylparaben: Methylparaben is a widely used preservative and antifungal agent in many cosmetics. Pyrithione zinc is commonly found in certain anti dandruff shampoos. Their interaction -- if any- has not been published. Parabens are somewhat controversial and are thought to act like estrogens and may enhance the development of estrogen-related tumors, such as breast cancer. ...Read more
I apply everyday to the face zinc pyrithione to treat my seborrheic dermatitis. Can this affect my beard growth?
No: It's good for youGet a more detailed answer ›
I had persistent red face and sometimes dandruffs on beard especially at winter. How can know if it rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis?
Consult Dermatologis: It is difficult to say. I suggest you consult a Dermatologist or your Primary care doctor to find out what you have and get it treated appropriately ...Read more
I have seborrheic dermatitis, therefore I have pealing and flaking skin...removing flakes from my face will affect my beard growth or hair follicles?
No: Wash your face with a dandruff shampoo. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more
I seem to have seborrhoeic dermatitis on my upper lip and chin. It flares up if I let my beard grow >2 days. What are my treatment options?
Avoidance: If you are reacting to something you are putting on your face, stop. It is difficult for many females to stop using their cosmetics, completely, until the skin heals up. Otc Hydrocortisone cream is helpful in speeding up the healing process and is safe for short term use, but ultimately avoidance is the only cure. ...Read more
Time & less is more: Avoid all cosmetics, and know allergens. See a dermatologist to find out what you are allergic to and what to avoid in personal products that come into contact with your skin. Use products that are hypoallergenic and very mild to moisturize and sooth the skin. Dermatologist might prescribe medications to help lessen the symptoms. Time will allow the skin to heal. ...Read more
Was diagnosed contact dermatitis, when touch my skin hardly, red mark stays long and my face, what is solution? Will it be Forever? Can it heal?
Contact dermatitis: If you remove the offending agent, would anticipate that this will resolve. ...Read more
My 2 month old son breaks out real bad on his face all the time his dr. Said its seboric dermatitis is this permanent and what's the best home remedy?
Atopic dermatitis: This is more likely to be atopic dermatitis. He needs a good, thick emollient at least two times a day to the area--try truelipids ointment or cream. It is the safest, most non-toxic option out there. Go see a dermatologist who has a lot of experience with this disease. I have many many helpful things that I teach my patients, but cannot type them all here in 400 words or less. ...Read more
See dermatologist: See a dermatologist and find out. Over-the-counter therapies generally do not work. ...Read more
Rash: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my friend has a few red rash around his face. Is it perioral dermatitis or rasacea?
Sorry: Impossible to answer correctly since there are many types of red rashes that may appear on the face. I recommend seeing a doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have been diagnose with seborrheic dermatitis and it has caused hypopigmentataion spots on my face what can I do please help?
Hypopigmentation: Anytime there is inflammation on the skin especially in darker skin, there could be hypo or hyperpigmentation (light or dark spots) left behind. This typically resolves with time unless further inflammation occurs. A proper diagnosis and treatment plan should be conducted by a skin doctor. ...Read more
I have seborrheic dermatitis and I'm using Physiogel A.I on my face, but I notice that is for dry skin, is there an alternative I can use?
Better Rx?: This isn't really the most targeted therapy for seborrheic dermatitis. You have a lot of choices. A salicylic acid face wash, or something containing ketoconazole, may be the most helpful. Your physician can guide you. Seborrheic dermatitis isn't curable but is very manageable. Best wishes. ...Read more
Would an allergic dermatitis rash on my face for 6+ mnths cause permanent skin damage? My skin has lost elasticity and is sagging. I am 25
Anti-fungal & OTHERS: Antifungal agents work by reducing numbers of malassezia yeast in affected areas of your body. Ketoconazole is found in shampoos, foams, gels and creams. 1% concentration is (otc) and 2% is (rx) prescription. Another anti-fungal is ciclopirox is found in prescription shampoos. Other products are:tacrolimus (protopic) pimecrolimus (elidel), selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione (otc), coal tar (otc). ...Read more
I have a rash that spread all over face. Doc says its just contact dermatitis. How can I tell if its just that or sjs?
Get seen: If you have any doubt, stop any medicine you can stop and get seen by another physician. If I'm wrong, the first physician will forgive us. ...Read more