i've always had very sensitive skin, bit of eczema on my hands and elbows etc but nothing too bad but around xmas i woke up with two very swollen red eyes and sore face, thought it was allergy so took some antihistimes and went for food allergy testing. I was allergic to wide range things, dairy, eggs, anything citrus which i cut out for a month and it was a little better and i've really limited my intake of these since however my skin has gotten awful. I have very dry flaky itchy scalp around my hair line and i get patches of dry itchy skin on my eye lids and below my eyes, forehead and sides of face and ears, at times it gets so bad its weepy. My eyes are swollen and it makes me look awful. I've been back and forth to doctors (nhs - i'm up north) and they diagnosed it as seborrheic dermatitis and told me basically there is no cure just maintanence but in no way did they try to pin point to cause.
i've tried oral medication they gave me, it helped with scalp but did nothing for my face, so i'm using medicated shampoo (neutogena tgel) for my scalp and and antifungal cream and epaderm moisturiser for my face daily but it keeps flaring up and getting me so down. I have job where i'm always meeting public and i have gone from being reasonably confident to hiding behind my hair and not wanting to go out and my biggest worry is im getting married in a year and feel like calling it off because of this.
My doctor has referred me to dermatologist but i was told this could take up to a year!!! I dont have private health insurance so if i was to go private it would cost approximately £220 for a consultation at the ulster independent clinic which would be very hard to find at the minute.
has anyone experienced this or have any help or suggestions?