Seborrhoeic dermatitis, otherwise called seborrhea, is a chronic skin condition, which results from damage to the oil-producing glands in the scalp and face. It causes red, itchy, scaly, and inflamed skin.
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What are the causes of flaky white patches on a baby's forehead?
Query: Hi doctor, My baby is four months old. He has white patches on his forehead and around his eyes. They are flaky and little skin peels off. I am much worried. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be due to seborrheic dermatitis (itchy red rash with flaky scales) or atopic dermatitis or simple dryness. Please consult a dermatologist for examination and management. Use mild soap or cleanser for face wash. You can also use a moisturizer. Read Full »
What causes dry skin and flaking of skin on the face?
Query: Hi doctor, Please take a look at my case of skin dryness and flaking on my face. This is a cyclic condition which occurs almost every 7-8 months. The dryness persists for 1-2 months during which I also have general body itching over hands, legs and under my ribs on the sides. The strange thing is t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all I would like you to thank for giving me a perfect clinical history with perfect photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a crystal clear case of seborrheic dermatitis and is moderate in nature. It is a fungal infection and is ve... Read Full »
I have an itchy scalp, and white flakes appear when I scratch. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have an itchy scalp. It is constant, and when I scratch, white flakes come out. What should I do about it? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history you have provided, you may have seborrheic dermatitis, which is also otherwise known as dandruff. Dandruff can be oily or dry. In your case, it may be dry. As of now, start using a combination of Salicylic acid, Ketocona... Read Full »
Kindly give suggestion for irritating aggressive dandruff on eyebrow.
Query: Hello doctor,For the past six months, I have had an irritating aggressive dandruff on my right eyebrow. Granules develop that are painful to the touch. I have applied zinc oxide, tea tree oil, and Pramoxine hydrochloride 1 % (suggested by a pharmacist). They helped for a while but were not a permane... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is this the same episode or a recurrent issue? How long did you use above mentioned topical agent? Do you have discharge from the right eye? From your description, one of the differential diagnoses is blepharitis. But to be sure of the diagnosis, kindly send the image a... Read Full »
Baby has white patch on cheeks though pimples are gone. Is it seborrheic dermatitis?
Query: Hello doctor, My 1 and a half month old baby is having mild cradle cap and cluster of red pimples on his face. The area is quite dry even though the pimples are gone. This has left a white patch or discoloration on his cheeks. Is this atopic dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis? How long will it l... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The baby has post-inflammatory hypopigmentation due to seborrheic dermatitis. It is nothing serious and will go with time. I suggest you apply Desowen lotion (D... Read Full »
Why did my cheek turn white on applying Selsun blue shampoo?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male. From my childhood, I had white patches (skin discoloration) that come and go and I was informed that was due to dandruff. I always use moisturizer. I read an online post and I applied Selsun blue shampoo on one side of the cheek where there were light wheatish pa... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What do you mean by white patches? Was it diagnosed as Pityriasis versicolor or vitiligo? Please send images. What medications have you used till now? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-docto... Read Full »
Can I use Finasteride for hair loss?
Query: Hi doctor, I am losing my hair day by day. Can I use Finasteride? I have hydrocele. Is it related to my testosterone? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not go to Finasteride straight away. First, the cause and the pattern of your hair loss have to be assessed. It could vary from seborrheic dermatitis to androgenic alopecia to any other skin disorders too. Then, treatment can be planned. Have a consultat... Read Full »
Please suggest the best treatment for clogged pores.
Query: Hi doctor, Can dead skin and excessive sebum buildup cause itchy skin? If so then what is the most effective treatment for clogged pores? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have excess sebum then you can develop acne or seborrheic dermatitis,which can cause itching.The best way to remove excess of sebum is steaming your face which not only open your closed pores but also reduce the chance of acne and other skin disease.You should do f... Read Full »
Are the acne-like growths on my chest cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I have attached a picture which is on my chest for about two years. It has not given me any problem. Around two years back I had a small acne like thing on my chest right side and it became like this ever since. The dermatologists I have visited have said it is nothing to worry about, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any complaint in it? Do you have any pain or burning sensation or itching? Revert back with the asked details to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist Read Full »
What is the best treatment option for nodular acne?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female and having nodular acne for more than a year. It looks very terrible and painful. In my teen age I had pimples but of moderate type. I have tried every possible treatments such as chemical peel and Isotretinoin. But nothing worked. Currently, I am taking Divya K... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The best medicine for nodulocystic acne is capsule Isotretinoin. This needs to be taken for at least four to five months to have proper response. The dose of Isotretinoin is 20 mg once daily. Before starting the capsule get your ba... Read Full »