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Posted by: Patrick | 2002/12/13

Chronic facial skin infection

My face has a chronic skin problem that does not stop. A dermatologist i visited said its acne vulgaris but i dont develope any pimples or black heads.It looks more like a facial rash cause the pimples are so tiny and many and its ichy sometimes . I have used many chemicals but it does not stop. For example if i use hydrocortisone the rash disappears but reappears as soon as i stop using it. My face is not that oily its moderate.

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Patrick, it’s difficult to say what the problem is without being able to see it, but it sounds like it’s some form of eczema or psoriasis. I say this because cortisone usually doesn’t work for acne vulgaris and because it returns as soon as you stop the cream. The best would be to get a second opinion from a different dermatologist. Good luck.

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