U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Sherman Oaks, CA
A 19-year-old female asked:

I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. i've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 30 years experience
Seb derm areas: Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the scalp, face, chest, back, underarms, groin and lower abdomen, and the fold between the buttocks. Psoriasis can do the same thing. In mild cases of both treatments are similar. Care must be taken not to use steroid creams in body folds for prolonged periods of time as they can thin the skin and cause other damage.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 18-year-old female asked:
I had sexual intercourse yesterday and today my vagina has been itchy, burning, red, and i have skin peeling even near my anus what does this mean?
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A trip to GYN MD: It means that there is some type of injury or infection that a GYN MD visit can evaluate and treat.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 16-year-old female asked:
I have an itchy scalp and my head skin is also peeling off. Moreover, there are some painful and itchy pimples in my scalp. What to do?
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Itchy scalp: You may have a fungus of the scalp which is secondarily infected by a bacteria known as kerion celsi. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Ear is swollen really red & raw skin is peeling off with red itchy patches going down my body?
Dr. Srinivas (bobby) Mukkamala
28 years experience
Allergic reaction: If it's not painful it's likely to be an allergic reaction. Especially if it's spreading. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good start but if it keeps g... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old male asked:
I have red dots on head of penis and the skin under my foreskin is peeling and leaving cuts. And it only itchy where the cuts are and peeling?
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 23 years experience
Irritation or Yeast: An irritant dermatitis or localized yeast or fungal infection can cause rashes in this area. See a physician for evaluation and prescriptions to treat... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 39-year-old member asked:
I have peeling skin on the head of my penis. It's red and itchy. What is this?
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 15 years experience
Could be psoriasis: This could be psoriasis or a superficial skin cancer. Get that thing checked out asap!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
Last updated Feb 22, 2023
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.