Seborrhoeic dermatitis

What is Seborrhoeic dermatitis?

Seborrhoeic dermatitis in common language is known as dandruff. It's the chronic inflammation of the skin surrounding the hair follicles causing scaling of the skin and shedding. This typically affects the scalp and presents with itching and white flakes

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i am 21 years old, and for the past few months i've been loosing alot of hair and my skin is very dry on my face and scalp, i think its seborrhoeic dermatitis. i'm more concerned about the hair loss though, could it be a lack of iron, or over active tyroid?

doctor1 MD

Hello, yes, for a diffuse hair loss without a significant preceding history, u need a complete blood count and a thyroid profile done, if any abnormality appears on these, correction of those will rectify ur problem.
For the dry skin, use a good soap like dermadew soap for bathing and apply a...

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Dear Doctor i ahve been diagnosed by my family Dr as having seborrhoeic dermatitis and had prescribed me to use Elocon skin cream for the rash near my nose, eye brows and back for a period of 7 days to be applied twice, after using the cream it all vanished but after 6 days after i stooped applying the cream, the rashes again have come, is there a permanent cure for it, as i have heard that using cortisterodical creams causes health problems in future, what should i do

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Hi. Seborrheic dermatitis has remitting and relapsing course.

Facial Seborrheic dermatitis affects eyebrows, eye lashes, sides of nose (angles) and beard and moustache area classically.

Your treating doctor might ask you to use a soap/cleanser containing, sulphur/salicylic acid which are...

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My little girl will be 2 in January she has scab like crust behind her ear lobe sometimes it weeps and she says its itchy, I ve replaced her studs with 9 carat gold studs incase that has anything to do with it, it s yellow in colour and I m a bit worried but don t want to look like an overprotective mum if I go doctors and its just dry skin .

doctor1 MD

Hi.i do not think it is only dry skin it think it is intertrigo or seborrhic dermatitis.use oral antibiotic and application of flutibact ointment can cure it

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Dear Doctor Batra,
My name is XXXX, I am 32 year old . Recently i am diagonised with psorasis
My doctor was saying in my scalp it is sebo dermatitis . as i am having pitted nail so it looks like psorasis. I have pigmentation on my face also two small patches both cheeks. I am using rejuglowgel , rejuglow co2 and also yuguard and melalite .Can you help me with my scalp , and in one my ear also i have dry skin .please suggest

doctor1 MD

Dear Ms. XXXXXXX
Thanks for your query to XXXXXXX
Psoriasis rarely occurs on cheeks while seborrhoeic dermatitis is common on face and scalp. It's difficult to differentiate between the two on scalp without examination.
Rejuglow range is meant for whitening and brightening. Melalite is also a...

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I have seborrehic dermatitis on scalp and lost many scalp hairs. I have started applying a paste of neem leaves+lemon juice for a period of 20 minutes before bath on advice of a Patanjali's doctor. Would it help in getting rid of this disease and getting the hairs back. Also, suggest after how much time I could see the new hairs on scalp?

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis is an important cause of scalp itching and increased hair shedding. Dandruff is bound to recur again, therefore people with dandruff should use an antidandruff shampoo to keep the dandruff under check, rather than using a...

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Dear Doctor, I am 33 year old male and a patient of Folliculitis (seb dermatitis). I take Perobar 2.5% soap and a shamboo. when I took, no problem. in additon my doctor prescribed a microdax tablets which caused allergic such as Migrain headache and he changed the tablet and gave me Mahacef tablet. now the problem is again the lumps are seen in my shoulder even after i had applied an oinment namely Adit. Is it a curable decease. please give me an opinion.

doctor1 MD

Hi, Thanks for query to My HCM virtual Clinic And welcome to HCM services.

I studied all details of your query.

I understood your health concerns about treatment of shoulder folliculitis with seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Based on facts of your query,it seems that-you seem to suffer from a Chronic...

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Going insane have got some kind of skin flakes all over Our body s my wife and I can t seenu to solve this Docs It dosent crawl Mostly around eyes ears nose jawline lil skin flakes Kinda rubbery and when u pick them they ping And attach to another part of our body s Are we losing our minds or do we have something And not scabies we had them 6 months ago It s different

doctor1 MD

Dear jonimurphy873
What u are suffering from is seborrhoeic dermatitis
You need to shampoo your hair twice week with a ketoconazole based shampoo
Also a topical antifungal need to be applied on the facial skin for a few weeks. A mild topical steroids during the initial few days will help resolve...

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Hi Doctor,

I am having hair loss which started around 2.5-3 years back. My hair line has not yet receded but I can notice reduced density especially around temples. Still people can't notice that I have hair loss. I see lot of hair fall during shower/ shampoo. On my mother's side there is no history of hair loss. My father had male pattern baldness. I was born quite late, my father as around 55 when I was born so by then he had full baldness ( hair only on back and sides). Looking at old pictures I think his hair loss started in mid thirties. Apart from this I smoke around 1 cigarette a day. One more thing is I often notice yellow oliy sticky fluid coming out from my scalp which forms hard lump. This fluid I also notice around back of ears. This fluid is especially noticeable if I have not shampooed for 1-2 days. I also use minoxidil foam since last 1 year. I have attached my latest WET hair picture. These are my questions:

1. Is this seborrheic dermatitis. If yes how to cure. I have just ordered Ketonext Coal Tar and Ketoconazole Shampoo to use twice/thrice weekly

2. Is my hair loss due to seborrheic dermatitis. If yes then will it stop/regrow after this is resolved.

3. Is my hair loss due to male pattern baldness inherited from my father. If yes I want to know how fast it progresses. how many years I have before I have bald head.

4. What is the cure if possible.

5. Does smoking aggravate hair loss. I smoke only avg 1 cig a day. And I tried stopping smoking for 3-4 months but didn't notice
any significant difference so started again.

Thanks,
XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
male pattern baldness

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com.
I have read your query.
I have seen the attached photograph also.
I understand your concern.
I will try to solve al your issues to my best.
As per details, it seems that you are having Seborrhoeic capitis...

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Hi, a few days ago my skin got really sensitive/itchy over the last 2 days any pimple or cut has turned into a weepy sore, I also have them on my scalp that started just as dry skin last night I scratched and all of a sudden their was a clear liquid gushing out, it dried quickly at a matte consintancy ive ended up with 2 & their on egg like bumps on the top of my head. Im a 31yo female I went off the depo injection 4 half months ago still no period, would that have anything to do with it

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hi i think it is scalp folliculitis or seborrhic dermatitis.it may be due to depot injections .it is to be treated with scalpe shampoo weekly twice and use atarax 25 mg at night ,broad spectrum antibiotic twice daily and application of mupirocin ointment on the lesion can cure it.if it is...

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