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Baby Eczema On Head
Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp: treat with antifungal shampoos (selenium sulfide 2.5%, ketoconazole 2%). Also medicated shampoos (coal tar, salicylic acid, and sulfur) available over the counter as shampoos or lotions. Medicated shampoo should be used daily or 2-3 times per week for several weeks until resolved. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible to have eczema on your head. There are however a few conditions which may mimic eczema on the scalp. The two most common are tinea capitis (a type of ringworm), and psoriasis. If this is an ongoing or longstanding problem, a culture of the area (ie. Dry flaky skin), should be taken. This can be used to determine if there is a fungal component. Specialized shampoos may be helpful. ...Read more
this terrible oozing, knot- looking thing on the back of his head. He suffers from eczema but this looks totally different. Tried everything. Help!
My son have eczema. And i see a dry spot by his hair line is that a sign of eczema in his head please help?
3 month old scratches head severely despite keeping nails trimmed. He has eczema. Is this the cause and how can I treat scratches and prevent it?
Is there such thing as having eczema in your head? or is it lice?dandruff?
also i have seen a dermatologist but that was earlier this year
My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?
Head lice? ringworm?: Itchy scalp can mean many things, including treatable causes, such as head lice (pediculosis capitis) or ringworm (tinea capitis. I would start by bringing your daughter to see her doctor, who may find a treatable cause, or may recommend therapeutic shampoos for conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, or creams for eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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