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 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. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

How to treat my hair loss and thinning of hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old, and I have hair loss. I was worried since I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp about a month ago, and my hairline has receded even after recovery. I am currently taking Betamethasone, Fucidin and Foskina B. I do not have balding relatives, but it see...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diffuse thinning of hair and receding hairline is genetic primarily and acquired from the maternal side of your family. As you have mentioned, no one in your family has such a history. You may try to enquire from your maternal ancestors or siblings who might have had ...  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. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please answer my questions. 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 so...  Read Full »

I am having constant itching, stomach pain, joint aches, and constipation. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been to many doctor's over the years, and I did not get any help. My skin is constantly itching, I have stomach pain (mostly dull sharp pain during movement), my joints aches, and I am constipated. I only go once a week, maybe. My stomach feels like something is moving, like a baby...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the rashes are real and not delusional. You were right. There is much reason for these rashes like, Atopy - Tendency to develop allergies. Seborrheic dermatitis - An skin condition caused by inflammation of the sebum-producing glands in the skin. ...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get rid of the rashes and heat blisters on my scalp.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 31-year-old male, and my height is 5'6". I have had skin rashes on my scalp for seven months. We thought it might be because of dandruff. The scalp looks clean after a head wash, but dry dandruff and severe rash appear again the second day.Occasionally, I get heat blisters like s...  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like seborrheic dermatitis with furunculosis. Boils and dandruff in common terms. It would help if you had antibiotics and regular shampoo wash. Kindly start...  Read Full »

Does seborrhea make the scalp itchy and dry?

Query: Hi doctor,My scalp is itchy. I have dry hair, and I sweat a lot. So I wash my hair once in three days. But it is still itchy. My scalp gets extremely itchy. It starts to hurt. There are no visible lesions or flakes. It typically occurs two days after hair wash. Applying oil gives temporary relief. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Itching of the scalp can be due to infection or seborrhoea. To get relief from itching, I suggest you apply shampoo Sebowash (Fluocinolone) twice a week (with a gap of two to three days in between). For dryness, use conditioner after shampoo. You can apply Argan with co...  Read Full »

How to get rid of very dry and flaky eyelids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old. I have a lot of problems with my eyes. I have dry eyelids. They seem to be flaky. Sometimes, they look red and irritated. My under-eye area is dry and it looks like under eye wrinkles. I also have dryness around my mouth. I consulted a dermatologist and she advised me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I went through your history and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have eyelid eczema or seborrheic dermatitis. Eyelid dermatitis occurs due to irritants like contact lens solution, make-up, and kajal. Seborrheic d...  Read Full »

What are the causes and symptoms of seborrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female with no comorbidity. I have a rash and extreme dryness or redness in the creases of my nose for the last seven days. Please suggest me a remedy.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and what you have is seborrhea. You can apply Dermicort (Hydrocortisone 1 percent) cream over this area twice daily for four days. Avoid coconut oil application over the face or scalp. And can you please tell me whether you have dandruff or oily scalp?  Read Full »

Is seborrheic dermatitis treatable?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a strange red circle on the top of my lip. It is not as noticeable as when it first appeared a week ago, but I can still see it. Is it eczema or what? Will some form of ointment sort it out?  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you please send some more good-quality photographs taken in natural light from different angles and distances? Also, do you have any other symptoms? Please revert with details so that I can help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

Can balanitis be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, My urologist and dermatologist are saying that I have balanitis. I was given different creams, but the red sports appear again once I stop applying the cream. Coconut oil also seems like working. Is balanitis treatable? I am a known type 2 diabetic, and my current fasting blood sugar is...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, balanitis is curable. Antifungal for local application is a must. You can opt systemic antifungal if the local cream does not give relief. Keeping the skin retracted also help to avoid the moisture. You have to maintain good control over your sugar levels. Also, nee...  Read Full »

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