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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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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. ...  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 »

I have been having rosacea and swelling on my face and cheek for the past 19 days. Will this be permanent or subside on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rosacea and swelling on my cheeks and face since 19 days ago. I have given Doxycycline but stopped it after four days due to a headache. My swelling improved substantially. Will this be permanent? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The differential diagnosis is seborrheic dermatitis. I suggest you do the following: Apply Miconazole cream in the daytime for four weeks. Apply 1 percent of Metronidazole gel at night for two weeks. Avoid activities that cause sweating. Avoid...  Read Full »

Seborrheic dermatitis has spread to the nose and head. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had seborrhoeic dermatitis for the past 20 years, I am 35 years old. Now mainly, it is affecting my nose and forehead. I have extremely sensitive skin. I cannot use any cleansers (just plain water), and I only use a tiny bit of medicated dandruff shampoo every second day, as even t...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems you have seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is a papulosquamous disorder that involves mainly sebum-rich areas of the body like the scalp, face (postauricular areas, eyebrows, side of nose, chin), and trunk. It is intermittent and have active phases ...  Read Full »

I have dandruff with fungal infection on my scalp, mustache, and eyebrows. Please give suggestions.

Query: Hi doctor, I have dandruff with ringworm or fungal infection on my scalp, beard, mustache, and eyebrows. There is also itchiness and redness. Additionally, I have a very oily face. I have been experiencing dandruff on the scalp and eyebrows for the past one and a half years. The current medication i...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Tyagi

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern The condition which you are suffering from is seborrheic dermatitis which can be troublesome condition as there can be redness, itching and flaking in regions of body that have abundant sebaceous glands (m...  Read Full »

Why do I have dandruff issues, hair fall, and thin hair?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had dandruff ever since I was a child and was prescribed dandruff shampoo and antifungal medicine. During my teenage years, I began getting dandruff on my eyebrows and mustache. At 19, I had thick flakes on my hairline. I used to pick them repeatedly, and the area would become re...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I think you have seborrheic dermatitis. Hair look of uniform thickness all over, so at this moment it doesn't look like male pattern baldness (MPB). In MPB there is gradual thinning of hair and you start noticing h...  Read Full »

I have lesions or lumps on the cheeks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My skin changed from thick to velvet in two weeks. There are lesions on the cheeks, neck, lumps under the skin on the jawline, and two lumps in the throat. Skull appears smaller and is now covered with large indentations. A computed tomography scan was taken three months before that sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is seborrheic dermatitis, according to your symptoms and reports. My advice: Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications with their consent. Apply cream Miconazole (Miconazole Nitrate) twice daily in the mornin...  Read Full »

How can I treat my seborrheic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis and took Ketoconazole 2 % shampoo. But, after one month of great evolution, my pruritus is back associated with hair fall. I am a medical student living under some emotional stress. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history provided, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp may appear on and off due to multiple factors throughout life for 99 percent of individuals, including hormonal fluctuations, climate changes, stress, history of generalized dry skin, infections, dietary...  Read Full »

I have itchy skin and flakes on my scalp along with other body parts. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have itchiness and flakes on my scalp. Other itchy areas include ears, back, eyes, forehead, anus, and private parts. I have been told it might be psoriasis or food allergies. I have temporary relief by showering and applying tea tree oil, but no permanent solution. How should I cure...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have seborrheic dermatitis, a papulosquamous disorder that mainly involves sebum-rich areas of the body like the scalp, face, eyes, eyebrows, side of the nose, chin, and trunk. I suggest you to follow a few ins...  Read Full »

I have a very itchy scalp, and my scalp pains sometimes due to itching. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a very itchy scalp. It irritates me every time, and some white flakes stick to my scalp, and my scalp pains sometimes due to itching. So I used the scalp shampoo. It relieved for a while, but it again started. Once, I went for a check-up for a white patch on my face, and the doctor...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems like you have severe dandruff. We call it seborrheic dermatitis. I suggest you use the following. Salisia KT shampoo has Ketoconazole and Salicylic acid in it. Use shampoo on alternate days to wash your scalp. Do not use any oil. You...  Read Full »

I went out on a hot sunny day, and a wheatish color layer appeared on my cheeks. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I went out with my friends four months ago on a hot sunny day. The next day, I discovered a wheatish color layer of skin on my cheeks (both sides). I assumed I had a tan and used anti-tan removal products, but there were no results. I also used Kojivit gel for about a week, but I thought ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is seborrheic dermatitis (dry skin). This could be reversed by maintaining proper hygiene. Wash your face with Cetaphil (Cetyl alcohol, Stearyl alcohol, Sodi...  Read Full »

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