Red Circular Flaking Rashes
For multiple years now I've had red circular flaking rashes that come and go. When it started it was essentially just small red patches on my cheeks and upper lip and it would go away and I wouldn't see it again for a month or so. Over time it has gotten progressively worse and more common and affecting more places on my body. I have been to various doctors and a dermatologist but the doctors have no answers and I waited for the dermatologist for three months just to not have a breakout at that time I saw him and be sent away without a diagnosis and oil free lotion.
I have tried Bactroban which seemed to work but the red circular flaking rash would come back and the medication gave me headaches. I've been using hydro-cortisone to keep the skin rash from flaking and getting itchy and burning. It still comes and goes but it seems to stay or prefer to be in places dense with hair. I still get the upper cheek and upper lip rash but also it affects my sideburns and lower abdominal area close to my pelvis. This circular red rash never appears on any of my limbs.
The rashes are often circular and in various sizes but never larger than a penny. It is very frustrating that my face is constantly red with dry white flaky skin all over. I never had acne or excessive pimple problems. I use dandruff shampoo because if I don't I get a similar itchy scalp.
I am pretty desperate at this point. I have tried many things for treating this rash and I can't keep using cortisone for the rest of my life. Doctors are useless and I can't keep hoping that every time a three month visit to the dermatologist comes around, I will have something to show him. I have tried apple cider vinegar with no help. It actually seems like my skin gets more sensitive every year and this rash issue gets worse with every passing month. I am nearly 26 years old and I want to live a normal life without being insecure of looking like I have the plague. Any help or tips would be appreciated.