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Itchy, stingy patches on face, hairline, ear that dry up and cause white flakes. What is the cause?

hi, ihave itchy red patches on my face that sometimes sting, they can be really red and noticable one day and then dry up and white and flakey in a couple of days then disapear, my face is ok for a few days then they appear again. I have bumby sore itches patches across the top of my hair line that are extreamly itchy and very dry flakey scalp . my ears are very dry and flakey and itch espeacially behind them, please could you tell me what this is as everytime i go to my gp he digonoses something else and gives me creams tablets etc and none have worked as yet. i have had this about 7 months now and i am 27 years old. thankyou in advance
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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From the description you have given, it seems to be a case of seborrheic dermatitis. Use a good anti fungal and salicylic acid or coal tar based shampoo every alternate day to reduce dryness, flakiness and itching on scalp. You also need to use an anti fungal steroid cream on face and behind ears to treat these areas. If the lesions are too itchy, take oral antihistamine like cetirizine. I would also like to emphasise as dermatology is a visual field, it is always better to consult a dermatologist prior to starting any treatment. Hope that answers your query. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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