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What Causes Severe Skin Rash In The Eyebrows?

About once every other month, I get a severe, dandruff like rash (red, scaly, with thick yellow flakes) in my eyebrows accompanied by a dull aching headache. It usually goes away after a few days. I am just wondering what this might be? 43 yr old Caucasian Male Diabetic but controlled without meds (last two A1Cs under 6)Significant environmental nasal allergies
Mon, 2 May 2022
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Hello,

You are suffering from severe skin rash in the eye brows. You have history of nasal allergies and diabetes (now controlled). You also have dull aching headache. Severe skin rash in the eye brows is commonly caused by dryness, ingrown hairs, seborrheic dermatitis causes dry, itchy skin around the eyebrows. It also occurs as a bad reaction to cosmetic eyebrow treatments like dyeing or due to fungal infections.

To prevent dull aching headache you can take acetaminophen, one SOS when required. Take adequate fluids and water, make sure you are not dehydrated. Constipation also triggers headache, avoid constipation. Take laxatives if required. For relief you can apply cold compress. Cold compress will give relieve from itch and calm down the aggravated skin. Shampoo your hair with Selsun shampoo to keep scalp clean. Wash your eye brows and clean it gently.

You can take antihistamine to help reduce itching. Take a course of antifungal medicine (Fluconazole) orally to reduce symptoms. Do not touch your eyes with dirty hands, do not scratch, if you do it will cause spread of infection. It should go away gradually, if not get clinically examined by an eye specialist or dermatologist. Hope I have answered your question.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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What Causes Severe Skin Rash In The Eyebrows?

Hello, You are suffering from severe skin rash in the eye brows. You have history of nasal allergies and diabetes (now controlled). You also have dull aching headache. Severe skin rash in the eye brows is commonly caused by dryness, ingrown hairs, seborrheic dermatitis causes dry, itchy skin around the eyebrows. It also occurs as a bad reaction to cosmetic eyebrow treatments like dyeing or due to fungal infections. To prevent dull aching headache you can take acetaminophen, one SOS when required. Take adequate fluids and water, make sure you are not dehydrated. Constipation also triggers headache, avoid constipation. Take laxatives if required. For relief you can apply cold compress. Cold compress will give relieve from itch and calm down the aggravated skin. Shampoo your hair with Selsun shampoo to keep scalp clean. Wash your eye brows and clean it gently. You can take antihistamine to help reduce itching. Take a course of antifungal medicine (Fluconazole) orally to reduce symptoms. Do not touch your eyes with dirty hands, do not scratch, if you do it will cause spread of infection. It should go away gradually, if not get clinically examined by an eye specialist or dermatologist. Hope I have answered your question. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician