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A 19-year-old male asked:

Flaky brown skin in my cheeks ...possible causes? (i have seborrheic dermatitis, but flaky skin is normally white) harm or affect facial hair grow?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Flaky brown skin: May be eczema ( especially since you have seborrheic dermatitis) or fungal. Consider miosturizing with coconut oil , or may need prescription treatment with lotrisone antifungal/ steroid.. Short term should not have effects but if scarring may have effects f/u/ w/ doc
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Present treatment?: What are you now using?? You might have post-inflammatory pigmentation. Best see a dermatologist. Fungus very unlikely. Hair growth may be affected by frequent rubbing or by inflammation. Lotrisone contains beta methasone, a potent steroid which should not be used on the face. Your question is too vague for specific discussion.

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