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SYMPTOMS   DIAGNOSIS   SELF-CARE
         
         
1. Do you struggle with FACIAL REDNESS, SCALING and slight itching or stinging, in the eyebrows, central face, or in the crease between the cheek and nose? This could be SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS, a common skin disorder that often flares in the winter or with stress. Apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion twice daily for two weeks, then taper gradually to use as needed. See your dermatologist for supervision and for Ketoconazole products that work extremely well with SebDerm lotion. Use a zinc or ketoconazole shampoo daily for the scalp and beard.
       
2. Do you struggle with FACIAL patchy redness with small bumps and slight scaling on the chin, or just lateral to the mouth, nose, or eyes? This could be PERIORAL DERMATITIS, a common skin disorder that often affects women more than men. Strong steroids and even 1% OTC hydrocortisone will make it spread. Apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion two times daily for three weeks, then taper gradually to use as needed. Use cold icy compressing for three minutes after applying SebDerm lotion. See your dermatologist for supervision and antibiotic products that work well with SebDerm lotion. You must stop the use of strong steroid creams.
       
3. Do you struggle with FACIAL or NECK red slightly scaling PATCHES with prominent ITCHING, on the lateral face, ears, neck or jaw line? This could be ATOPIC DERMATITIS, or mild psoriasis, common skin disorders that often flare in the winter or with stress, or contact dermatitis from metal jewelry, fragrances, or fingernail polish. After moisturizing, apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion two to four times daily for four weeks, then taper gradually to use as needed. See your dermatologist for supervision and patch testing for contact allergies (environmental and product allergies). Moisturize everyday with Curel® lotion - Original Formula, Cetaphil® lotion, or Aveeno® Eczeme Therapy lotion for all skin.
       
4. Do you struggle with SHAVING RASHES on the neck or legs or pubic area? This could be mechanical irritation of the hair follicle, or yeast and bacterial overgrowth in the pores, or all three. Sometimes mild seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis contribute to follicular inflammation. Fortunately, SebDerm lotion helps with all these issues. Apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion twice daily for two weeks, then taper gradually to use as needed. Shave in a single downward direction, then apply the SebDerm lotion in a single (downward direction). See your dermatologist for supervision and for antibiotic products that work extremely well with SebDerm lotion. If your skin feels dry, also use daily Curel® lotion - Original Formula, Aveeno® Eczeme Therapy lotion, Moisturel® lotion, or Cetaphil® lotion.
       
5. Do you struggle with SUN DAMAGE and FACIAL and SCALP REDNESS, with small sandpaper-ROUGH SPOTS that are sensitive? This could be SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS AND ACTINIC KERATOSES, a type of sun damage with small rough plaques that can grow and develop into skin cancers. Apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion twice daily for two weeks to clear the inflammation and redness from the seborrheic dermatitis, while you get in to the doctor to see if you have precancerous actinic keratoses that should be treated with 5-Fluorouracil cream, or liquid nitrogen freezing.
       
6. Do you struggle with HEAT RELATED PIMPLES AND BUMPS on the TRUNK or legs or pubic area? This could be FOLLICULITIS -sweating and heat related irritation of the pores and hair follicles, including yeast and bacterial overgrowth. Dry skin, especially in the winter contributes. Fortunately, SebDerm lotion helps with all these issues. Apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion twice daily for two weeks, then taper gradually to use as needed. Apply SebDerm lotion in a single (downward direction). Moisturize all skin once daily with Curel® lotion - Original Formula, CeraVe® lotion, Moisturel® lotion, or Cetaphil® lotion, and apply these in a single downward direction. Reduce the activities for a while that contribute to perspiration. See your dermatologist for supervision and for antibiotic products that work extremely well with SebDerm lotion.
       
7. Do you struggle with FLEXURE RASH in the UNDERARMS/GROIN area or under the breasts, or in the fold of the tummy? This could be intertrigo or flexure psoriasis, which are heat related, moisture related, and often aggravated by yeast and bacterial overgrowth. You need something safe that won’t thin skin in these delicate areas because strong steroid/cortisone creams will cause stretch marks here. Apply dilute vinegar soaked cotton compresses to these areas for 10-15 minutes. (Mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar into an 8 ounce glass of water). Then remove compresses and apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion twice daily for two weeks, then taper gradually to use as needed. The application of the lotion must disappear and be dry with no excess moisture. Use a hair blower to dry the area for a minute if needed. See your dermatologist for supervision and for Econazole products that work extremely well with SebDerm lotion. OTC (over the counter) clotrimazole cream or miconazole cream also work very well with SebDerm lotion. Apply a thin disappearing amount at the same time as the SebDerm lotion application.
       
8. Do you struggle with IRRITATION FROM ACNE TREATMENTS or red irritated “combination skin” with acne blemishes? This could be SENSITIVE SKIN AND PERIORAL DERMATITIS, a common skin disorder that is often referred to as “combination skin”, and it makes treating acne more difficult. Apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion two times daily for two weeks, then taper gradually to use as needed. Use cold icy compressing for three minutes after applying SebDerm lotion. See your dermatologist for supervision and antibiotic products that work well with SebDerm lotion. If your irritation is from Retin A®, tretinoin, adapalene, or Differin® (retinoids), reduce the retinoid to every other day and then gradually increase as tolerated. You’ll get great results from your acne therapy combined with SebDerm lotion strategy!
       
9. Do you struggle with CHRONIC SUN DAMAGE that stays RED, ROUGH, or scaly? This may be inflamed sun damage (heliodermatitis) or seborrheic dermatitis complicating sun damaged skin. Apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion twice daily for two weeks, then taper gradually to use as needed. Wear a sunblock lotion everyday with SPF 30. See your dermatologist for a skin cancer check, and for treatments that work extremely well with SebDerm lotion.
       
10. Do you struggle with red VERY ITCHY scaling patches with prominent itching, on the WRISTS, ARMS, OR BACK OF THE KNEES, ankles, or back of the hands? This could be ATOPIC DERMATITIS, a common skin disorder that often flares in the winter or with stress, sweating, or contact from metal jewelry, or fragrances. Apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion four times daily for four weeks, then taper gradually to use as needed. Moisturizing is critical. Moisturize all skin daily with Curel® lotion - Original Formula, Aveeno® Eczeme Therapy lotion, CeraVe® lotion, or Cetaphil® lotion, and apply these in a single downward direction. Reduce soap, showers, and the activities for a while that contribute to perspiration. See your doctor for supervision and for prescription strength products (clobetasol cream, Betamethasone dipropionate cream) that may be needed for initial control of thick severe dermatitis.
     
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ADVANCED CARE TIPS      
         

When your doctor prescribes strong prescription steroid/cortisone creams for ATOPIC ECZEMA, use them as long as instructed. If you were not given specific instructions, after three weeks, taper off the strongest steroids to perhaps using only two or three weeks each month and use the SebDerm lotion twice daily when not using the strong steroid. Ultimately, the goal of therapy is to achieve control of the ATOPIC ECZEMA using daily MOISTURIZING EVERYDAY, and something as safe as SebDerm lotion two weeks each month.

Daily moisturizing with Curel® lotion Original Formula, Aveeno® Eczeme Therapy, or Cetaphil® lotion, applied in a single downward direction is CRUCIAL for preventing flares of ATOPIC ECZEMA.

When your doctor prescribes strong prescription steroid creams for PSORIASIS, use them as instructed. If you were not given specific instructions, taper off the strongest steroids to using three weeks a month and use the SebDerm lotion twice daily when not using the strong steroid. Ultimately, the goal of therapy is to achieve control of the psoriasis using daily MOISTURIZING EVERYDAY, and something as safe and mild as SebDerm lotion two to three weeks each month to the areas where psoriasis tends to develop or flare up.

Are you using a BIOLOGIC FOR PSORIASIS CONTROL and struggling with breakthrough rashes in the underarm, groin, or tummy folds? Breakthrough flexure psoriasis is very common with biologics (injections therapy) and you need something safe that won’t thin your skin in these delicate areas.

Apply a thin disappearing layer of SebDerm lotion twice daily for two weeks for psoriasis in the creases and folds, then taper gradually to use as needed. The application must disappear and be dry with no excess moisture. See your dermatologist for supervision and for econazole cream that works extremely well with SebDerm lotion if you are experiencing yeast overgrowth. OTC (over the counter) clotrimazole cream or miconazole cream also work very well with SebDerm lotion for yeast. Apply a thin disappearing amount at the same time as the SebDerm lotion application.