Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis or seborrheic eczema is a common skin condition that causes skin dryness and redness. It commonly affects the skin on the scalp, around the eyes, eyebrows, nose, and chest.

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What can cause painless bony lump behind the ear?

Query: Hi, I found this boney lump behind my ear back last year and went to an urgent care. They told me it was a lymph node and if it didn’t go away to come back. It was a busy year and I forgot about it. Last week I just found the lump again and started to get nervous as it’s still there. Th...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! Thanks for providing a detailed description of the problem in concern. There is absolutely nothing that you need to be worried about. Most commonly the reason for a swelling in the post aural region above the mastoid without any ear problems is an enlarged lymph node. The most common cause of...  Read Full »

Can seborrheic dermatitis result in hair fall and itching?

Query: I exactly dont know whether it is sebhorreic dermatities,but a white bump comes with hair root and becomes of that there is itching on hair.And because of that there is lot of hairfall the hair comes out even if i touch them.I also used ketoscalp shampoo but still there is no recovery.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to Hope you are having a good day. 1) Have you consulted a Dermatologist prior and are you diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis ? I do not get what you mean by white bumps? is is pustules or hard white bumps or fluid filled lesions or just dry skin flakes ? 2) It will...  Read Full »

What is the permanent solution for severe dandruff problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male, suffering from hair dandruff for the past one year heavily. I have a history of dandruff but I only used anti-dandruff shampoo before, only this last year it got so intense, that now it is not only in my scalp but it started to show on my face. It is showing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are typical symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. It is a chronic condition due to overactivity and inflammation of the sebaceous gland sometimes aggravated by fungus Malessezia a normal inhabitant of the body. You need to stop all oil application. Keep dry. 1. Use ...  Read Full »

What foods to avoid for spongiotic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with spongiotic dermatitis for 17 months now, and I am at my wit's end. I will provide you with as many details as possible so that maybe you could provide some answers on the cause and cure. For 15 years, I have lived in a very dry region, so I have commonly had dr...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern. There are two causes of dermatitis, one is exogenous and another one is endogenous. You have tried to rule out maximum exogenous causes, but as you did not get any relief, there might be some endogenous factor causing you the trouble. So...  Read Full »

What is the remedy for dandruff of the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having dandruff ever since I can remember. Tried many remedies, but nothing seems to work to get rid of the dandruff. Now it has started to appear on my eyebrows and eye lashes. Could you suggest a remedy, test and treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dandruff or Seborrheic dermatitis is an important cause of scalp itching and increased hair shedding. Controlling dandruff effectively would control scalp itching too. Since dandruff is bound to recur, therefore rather than using a regular shampoo, people with dandr...  Read Full »

Can the white spots on the side of my mouth be vitiligo?

Query: Hello doctor, I have these white spots on the side of my mouth. What can this be and how do I treat it? I just found out this week I have vitiligo in my groin area for which the doctor just gave me Protopic and Triamcinolone. Would I be able to use this on the side of my mouth?  Read Full »

Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, if you have confirmed vitiligo in your groin area (assuming it has been seen and confirmed by a dermatologist), there is a high likelihood that your light colored lesions over the face are representing early stage of vitiligo, called "pre-vitiligo" to be able to d...  Read Full »

I have severe powdery dandruff for the past two years inspite of using medications. Should I change the shampoo?

Query: Hello doctor,I have severe powdery dandruff for the past two years, I tried a lot of natural remedies, but nothing worked. I cannot figure out my scalp is dry or oily dandruff. Last month I went to a dermatologist, and he prescribed1. Dankare plus scalp solution.2. Sermon capsules. I have been using...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The condition you are having might be seborrhoeic dermatitis. As there are no clinical images of the scalp, I cannot say conclusively. Clinical examination is required to confirm the diagnosis. If it is seborrhoeic dermatitis, you must understand that it is a chronic...  Read Full »

My hair is dry and brittle with seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp. Could this be affecting my hair?

Query: Hello doctor, My hair has been dry and brittle and falling out for the past year, but it seems that I have been losing my hair for longer. I do have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp, but I have had it under control for the past two months. I am only 27, and I am a picky eater, so I know my diet is...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case. First you need to understand hair fall once started may take six months to one year for recovery. Moreover it is true that it is often aggravated due to stress or lack of sleep and due to male harmones and different products we use for ...  Read Full »

What is treatment for white spots on face?

Query: Hello doctor, I had white spots on my face and it is increasing day by day. Currently, I am taking medicine of fungal allergy in the chest. I am a male, 23 years, 174 cm, 63 kg.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This looks to me like a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis. Avoid using oil on the scalp or face. It is also a type of fungal infection of the skin. Apply the shampoo I am writing here. AF-K shampoo thrice a week. Candid-KZ cream for local application twice a day. T...  Read Full »

Is there any solution for oily face and scalp?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some questions regarding sebum, DHT, and overall severe oily face and scalp.  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Subramanian

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and gone through the list of medications that you are using. According to your complaints, you are suffering from a condition called seborrhea (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Seborrhea is due to excess production of sebum (an ...  Read Full »

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