Headline: Soolantra has worked flawlessly.
Common to most people in this forum, over the course of many years I developed an increasing issue with “oozing yellow crusts”.
Starting once every few months and eventually becoming a weekly occurrence, these things plagued me and had started to become a mental health issue, through their impact on my work and social lives (going to meetings or job interviews with one were nightmare events). I was also starting to drop out of social events and had become more insular. I even grew a beard to try and camouflage the issue, although I appreciate that this is not an option for many of us (actually, I rather liked the beard and still have it).
That nasty burning itch of one developing was horrendous and made me both sullen and distracted every time, as you will know.
Also common to many on this forum, many many tests returned no real diagnosis (no obvious bacterial or viral infections). Many different types of treatment tried, no solutions found.
I eventually found this forum (thank you to whoever started it), which led me to convince my dermatologist to prescribe Soolantra (albeit through private prescription). Wow.
Starting with use once a day and gradually tailing down to twice a week (my current level), I have not had a single crust in 9 months. A couple of itchy patches, but an extra application on those soon resolved them. Incidentally, 30g tubes are also lasting months through sparing usage (I only use on the areas that were previously affected - mostly in my beard line).
I find it astounding that there seems to be no formal diagnosis for this nasty affliction but encourage anyone who hasn’t to try Soolantra (I promise this is not and ad - it just works). I’m conscious that there are similar but different issues out there, so I’m guessing that it might not work in all cases but for those of you with that burning itch leading to unstoppable glooping and crusting - give it a go.