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Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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I have a patch of red and dry skin on my left side near the

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Hi I have a patch of red and dry skin on my left side near the lip. But no where near the corner of the mouth and it’s not been getting better I have had it for 3 weeks
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Do you notice any redness or scaling?
Customer: 3 weeks and redness with dry scaling skin
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

Please post a picture of that for me here

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
It’s not as flaky now as I have moisturised but gets dry pretty readily
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
It’s not that clear on the photo. But I have been using epaderm cream to help with the hydration but there is no improvement
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

It's a patch of seborrheic dermatitis

You can clear it with over the counter canesten cream applied twice a day for five days

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Is this the same as
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Does there need to be any additional moisturiser placed too?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Do you think using a chemical skin peel could cause this
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Also if it doesn’t settle with the cream. Anything I need to do? Or be concerned for?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

That's the right cream

Nothing else needed

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
How soon will I see improvement?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

Within a week

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Thank you. And shall I stop using it within 5 days? Or continue
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

Just for five days

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Thank you. I really appreciate all the help
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

You're welcome

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