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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Is my scalp dry and scaly due to scalp psoriasis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from dry, scaly patches on the scalp for the last six to eight months. Since childhood, I have severe dandruff, mild itching and hair fall. I consulted two doctors. First one said that it may by scalp psoriasis and the other told that it looks like some fungal infection....  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the symptoms can be of both seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis. To differentiate, please answer the following. Do have a family history of psoriasis? Is there a history of exacerbation in winter or itching over the face and back? Please f...  Read Full »

Will Nizoral and Sebowash shampoo together help with my refractory dandruff?

Query: Hi doctor, I have refractory dandruff with hair fall. Can I use Nizoral and Sebowash together? Which oil should I use coconut or olive?  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through your query and understood your concern. Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis is an important cause of increased hair shedding. If I was your treating doctor, I would have asked you to use an antidandruff lotion/shampoo e.g 2% Ketoconazole shampoo (Ni...  Read Full »

What condition results in scaly and dark skin with severe hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, The skin around my eyes is getting scaly, darkened, and irritated from the last few days, especially near the canthus and outer canthus of my eye. Kindly suggest some treatment. I am suffering from PCOS for the last three years because I have a lot of hair fall and hair growth on my face...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Attach pictures to assess scalp hair density and treatment according to the grading of Alopecia. Do you have insufficient protein intake? Do you have a lack of proper nutrition? Do you experience stress? Do you have a thyroid disorder? Do you have anemia? Exercise regu...  Read Full »

How to get rid of very dry and flaky eyelids?

Query: Hi there , I’m a 17 year old teenager and I’ve been having a lot of problems with the area around the eyes . I have very dry eyelids , they are flaky sometimes really red and irritated and then my under eye area is also very dry like it has gone to the point where it looks like i have u...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I'll help you with your concern. I went through your history and photo, it suggest either you have developed eyelid eczema or seborrhiec dermatitis. Eyelid dermatitis can occur due to any irritant like contact lens solution , make up , kajal etc Seborrhiec dermatitis is an infl...  Read Full »

What would be the best solution for my acne and seborrheic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and seborrheic dermatitis on the face. Proactiv 3 step system has been used for a very long time which controls the acne. However, about 18 months ago, I started getting a red bumpy rash around the areas next to my nose and under my eyes. I then went to a dermatologist. He...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have severe dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, intense itching? Any history of photodermatitis? Prolong sun exposure, heat rash, etc.? Acne Rosacea? Aggravation factor for the same? Do you have dry, flaky facial skin or extremely dry skin? Do you have greasy s...  Read Full »

What can the big black spot on the foreskin be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a height of 5.8 feet, and my weight is 62 kg. I have a big black spot on the foreskin of the penis for the past four to five years. I do not know what it is. And I do not feel any pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any history of atopy or allergies? Did you contact with irritants or any chemical? Have any history of minor injury or trauma? Did you scratch or rub the lesion? Did you pop or prick it? Allergic reaction to irritant soap? Any chronic illness? Drug ...  Read Full »

What could be the possible diagnosis of scaly rashes on the cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I got some skin rashes on my cheeks and tried Metronidazole gel for one week, but no improvement is happening. As well the skin is dry and skin particles are falling off. No itchiness. See the attached picture.  Read Full »


Dr. Charu Bansal

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can very well appreciate the redness over your both cheeks, around lips, and some redness on my ears also along with a raised lesion on the left cheek. My best possible diagnosis is rosacea....  Read Full »

What is the red rash on my wife's face?

Query: Hi doctor, Three days ago, my wife got a red rash on the right cheek. It was small and weak at first, but grew in size as a large patch and spread underneath the nose and mouth in two days. It causes a strong stinging and burning sensation. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Were there any blisters or pain before the occurrence of rash? Please send a few photographs of all affected areas. Revert back with the photos to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

How to manage dandruff?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem of dandruff. I have taken treatment and it never worked. I have used Selenium sulfide shampoo as well as Ketoconazole shampoo. After using these shampoos, I used to get relief for a day. But, on the next day, the dandruff again starts falling from my hair. Please help me ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shilpi Rajnish Gupta

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The causes of dandruff are any of the following. Not enough hair brushing and shampooing, dry skin, chronic seborrheic dermatitis, diet without proper nutrition, mental stress and allergic reaction to any hair or skin care products. The dandruff treatment includes taki...  Read Full »

Apart from getting injections, what treatments are available for seborrheic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, Eight years ago, a car wreck shattered the windshield, and my head got injured with pieces of glass. They did not take the glass out, and I have also been dying my hair since I was 16. I developed fibromyalgia from the wreck, which is supposed to be relatively non-progressive, however ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis from your history would still be seborrheic dermatitis or sebopsoriasis or scalp psoriasis. This is more of a cyclical problem, it tends to curb down with 2 to 3 months of treatment, but recurring back with a change in season or lifestyle. However, it n...  Read Full »

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