Starting in Sept/Oct I had some dryness on my cheeks and my nose started to get red. I went to a dermatologist and they prescribed me Doxycycline and Klaron. After using these two for about a week my face was severly red and weeping. I stopped using the Klaron, but continued the Doxy for a month with no improvement,
I went into another derm and they prescribed Bacrtrim (SMZ TMP 800-160) and a sulfur vaseline mixture. I used the sulfur for a week before discontinuing that due to weeping skin and severe redness and possible infection. The rash also spread down my neck to my shoulders. I continued on with the SMZ TMP for a month before discontinuing with no improvement (possible allergies to these).
When I went back they prescribed me Elocon, then Elidel on the next appt. These totally cleared the issue but it returned when I stopped using them. And I do know not to use steriods on my face.
We did patch testing there and also allergy testing and found out I was allergic to a few things. I am using Vaseline now just to stay away from everything. And I started allergy shots last week.
Now I am on Allegra and metro lotion (used hydrocort to heal the skin for a few days before starting metro), which I just had to stop using this morning because I am getting the same results of possible infection and red/weeping skin. I just put some hydrocortisone and a small amount of Elocon on my face to help heal the issues it caused.
Since I am running out of options and medications to treat this possible severe case of Rosacea I would like to go to the Mayo Clinic for in house treatment of this since there are no doctors that can help me.
Any advice? Thanks!!