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Extreme dandruff, dry flakes in head, skin. Under nose, sides of lips swollen with pus sacks. Serious?

hello sir, i have extreme dandruff , my head and face skin flakes out, my stylist says that hair have become very light,sometimes areas under nose and sides of lips swell up, formation of puss sacks(small) and skin flaking on top of them in later stage. This happens mostly during season change and happens over and over again. also the area under skin of nose swells up and internal puss sacks are formed and after 2-3 days the puss becomes visible as a small white membrane dot. this has been a problem for 2 years now. anything serious.? also i have oily skin type
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Hi..Thanks for your query..
You might be suffering from Seborrhoeic is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disorder, generally confined to areas where sebaceous (oil) glands are most is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malassezia.Seborrheic dermatitis can occur on many different body areas.Commonly affected areas include the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, creases of the nose, lips, behind the ears.
You can treat flaking and dryness with over-the-counter dandruff or medicated shampoos. Shampoo the hair frequently. Active ingredients in these shampoos include salicylic acid, coal tar, zinc, resorcin, ketoconazole or selenium.Shampoos or lotions containing selenium, ketoconazole, or corticosteroids may be prescribed for severe cases.
Hope this helps..Take care!
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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