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Oily flaky skin adjoining the nostrils and cheeks. Some around eyebrows. Having dandruff. Solution?

hello sir, i am a 26 year male from west bengal. i am facing this problem of oily flaking skin around the area of the skin adjoining the nostrils and cheeks. there are also dry flakes prominently visible around my eyebrows, around the nose , and on cheeks(1 finger below eyes). the flakes comes up every day even though i scrape them out after bath when they are soft. the skin becomes red when i scrape the flakes. these flakings remain on my face throughout the year. i am also having dandruff in my scalp since my childhood and am presently using heads & shoulder shampoo everyday for its management. the dandruff does not go completely but is quite managed. please help me out for this problem...... thanking you, Khushman Taunk.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Hi khushman,
You seem to be having seborrheic dermatitis. It is characterised by dry flakes along with redness and itching over eye lids, eye brows, behind the ears, around the nose, chest back, groins, flexors of the limbs, scalp etc.To treat the same-
1) use a mild soap and moisturiser( cetaphil or venusia)
2) apply mometasone terbinafine cream over face ( momoz t). This would help in treating the flakes. Do not try to remove or scrape the flakes as it can lead to irritation or formation of raw areas
3) do not oil your scalp and use salisia KT shampoo or konaz ct shampoo to wash scalp every alternate days.

All the above being prescription medicines, it would be rational to remain under a dermatologist's follow up. For the same consult a dermatologist near by.
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