Seb Derm & ketoconazole TX reduced my rosacea sx

Seborrheic Dermatitis, or Seb derm for short, can cause dry itchy, red and scaly skin. It can be found together with rosacea making it even harder to treat. Use this forum to get help with your SD.

Seb Derm & ketoconazole TX reduced my rosacea sx

Postby Experimenter999 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:36 pm

I am a 75 y.o. white male with mostly good skin who's had moderate rosacea for several years.

For years, I used metronidazole, as prescribed by my dermatologist, on and off. It never worked (which is why I used it only occasionally).

A few weeks ago my derm gave me a dx of seb derm, suggested I treat it with ketoconazole cream, which he had prescribed some time ago.

I used the ketoconazole for maybe a week or so, and then my seb derm cleared up.

Interestingly, my rosacea subsided considerably. It has not disappeared entirely, but it's much less bad than it had been.

I am reluctant to say that the keto cured it--I'm wondering if somehow the seb derm played some role.

In any case, I hope this info helps someone here. If you've had a similar experience, it would be interesting to read.
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