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Severe Atopic Dermatitis (Redness and Pain) from Shaving - Rhofade?

I know that Rhofade is specifically for rosacea, but, could  possibly be efficacious for severe facial dermatitis with significant erythema (redness)

The most current Rx for general dermatitis is called: Eucrisa

My theory (concerning my facial redness) is that beginning at age 12,

I was Dx with cystic acne.

I was placed on (2) rounds of Accutane, and used a kaleidoscope of ointments (benzyl peroxide) and many other creams,

including corticosteriods, for ----years----

I think the Accutane damaged my skin's ability to moisturize itself.

As a result, even ------lightly---- shaving my face results in profound blotches of unsightly redness (and pain)

I have tried Elidel and Protopic...and now the new Eucrisa.

I know I do not necessarily have rosacea, but in many respects, what I have is profoundly worse.

And although the conditions do clinically differ erythema is one variable both have in common

I have tried everthing.  You name it...whether a Rx or OTC I have tried it

Has anyone tried Rhofade for a condition such as mine.  The main symptom is redness that lasts for hours

Mirvaso was a nightmare..it caused permanent "white blotchy areas" on my skin.

I an looking forward to anyone who might be kind enough to provide feedback, especially as it relates to Rhofade results   

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  • danR danR Wonderboy39

    Hi, just to let you know that I have a similar problem. I have rosacea (mainly on the nose) and very sensitive and dry skin.

    Dry shaving was a nightmare, no matter what kind of shaver I used (rotary or vibrating). My only option is wet shaving although shaving soap or foam dries my skin out and irritates it. I resorted to wet shaving and using Head and Shoulders conditioner instead of shaving foam. It does not dry out my skin, it makes the razor glide well, and I think the ingredient zinc pyrithione is anti-inflamatory reducing the redness of my skin (after shaving). Other than that I always make sure to use sharp razor blades and I avoid going against the grain. 

    I understand your predicament. For important occasions I shave the night before just to give my face a chance to recover. I personally would not use Rhofade after shaving due to the listed side effects and the fact that you are not supposed to use it on broken or irritated skin. 

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