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Skin Hurts...Please HELP
Aug 11, 2004

I've got facial redness and it feels as if there's ants biting at my cheeks (very painful). The redness is in a perfect circle around my mouth and it's quite embarrassing. The dermatologist has prescribed elidel,Keratanzole 2%, hydrocortisone and I've used different shampoo's. I've been using all of the above treatments for nearly a year and the redness won't go away. My dermatologist wants to see my in January, but that doesn't make sense to me. I literally don't want to leave the house. I'm constantly asked at work, "what's wrong with your face?" It's frustrating. Is there anything else I can do? My face actually throbs and feels hot. My latest lab results were: vl= undect, CD4 =620

Response from Dr. Henry

YYour problem sounds impressive and a challange so you may need more frequent follow-up with the dermatologist to keep looking for a specific diagnosis and targeted treatment. I assume your nutritional status is OK and that you are experiencing no drug reactions (a pharmacist might review your meds to make sure there is no problem there). KH

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