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I have patchs of dandruff like skin flakes on my face under my nose and my chin in my eyebrows its like my face is severely chaped, getting worse.

I have patchs of dandruff like skin flakes on my face under my nose and my chin in my eyebrows its like my face is severely chaped, getting worse.

There's a cure: Depends on what it looks like but possible diagnoses include seborrheic dermatitis, or a kind of ringworm. Either of these can be fixed with topical creams. You might want to show your doctor first so they can tell you what to try first, since if you choose incorrectly, you could make it worse. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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I have acne from the age of 16 (I m 23 now) and dandruff too. Recently my acne started gettin worse & thr r painful black patches on both sides of nose?

I have acne from the age of 16 (I m 23 now) and dandruff too. Recently my acne started gettin worse & thr r painful black patches on both sides of nose?

Mixed issues...: One might be worsening the other one. You might need anti fungal and antibiotic treatment in order to help with both conditions. Both are known to be caused by possible infectious source so there is no easy fix especially when both are present at the same time. My advise is to see a Dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have red irritated spots around my nose and chest front which some time irritated and white dry spots on back also. Dandruff is also in my hire?

I have red irritated spots around my nose and chest front which some time irritated and white dry spots on back also. Dandruff is also in my hire?

Seborrhea: What you are describing sounds like seborrheic dermatitis. This rash is caused by yeast overgrowth on the skin and scalp. We commonly call this dandruff in the scalp, but the medical term is seborrhea. Seborrhea can extend to involve the face, neck, shoulders, chest and back. However, you should have it checked out by a doctor to make sure. There are many causes for a rash like you describe. ...Read more

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All my life I have suffered from very dry skin (worsens in the winter months) on my face an very bad dandruff on my scalp and hair line. It gets red an very dry an sometimes painful on my eyelids an the crease of my nose an chin. Recently it spread to

All my life I have suffered from very dry skin (worsens in the winter months) on my face an very bad dandruff on my scalp and hair line. It gets red an very dry an sometimes painful on my eyelids an the crease of my nose an chin. Recently it spread to

Dry skin: Hello~ the most important thing to do here is see a dermatologist to tell you if you psoriasis or not. If not for dry skin use: Aveeno (oatmeal) bath, and Aveeno (oatmeal) skin moisturizer, and Head and Shoulders to wash hair for dandruff. But see Dermatologist. Thanks ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dandruff, peeling skin on nose, constantly stuffy nose, and foot eczema?

What's a good way to cure dandruff, peeling skin on nose, constantly stuffy nose, and foot eczema?

See below: All thesee may be related or totally unrelated the best thing to do is to see a dermatologist and see if they are realted or not and then get treatment for them. ...Read more

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Can I use head and shoulders shampoo if I don't have dandruff?

Can I use head and shoulders shampoo if I don't have dandruff?

Head and shoulders: Should be no problem. May dry your scalp a little. ...Read more

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Dandruff in my head becoming wound sometimes. How to get rid of it?

Dandruff in my head becoming wound sometimes. How to get rid of it?

See below: Wash your scalp daily with any shampoo or soap. If after three months it has not helped, consult this site for other home remedies.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/natural-fixes#1
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Have a lot of dandruff, even though I use Head & Shoulders once a week, and regular shampoo everyday.

Have a lot of dandruff, even though I use Head & Shoulders once a week, and regular shampoo everyday.

Seborrhea: Is the condition you describe and is due to over activity of the oil glands of the skin. You may want to try using the H&S more frequently to see if that controls the flakiness better. If not your physician can prescribe medication that will improve the problem. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My skin from mustache and head leaves greasy and dandruff like material for last 8 years. What has happened tom? Is it curable?

My skin from mustache and head leaves greasy and dandruff like material for last 8 years. What has happened tom? Is it curable?

Seb derm: No cure but many treatments that can contol the problem. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo, tar and zinc shampoos are helpful. Hydrocortisone cream 1% for 2 week cycles with a one week break is very helpful. ...Read more

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What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

Tinea = ringworm: That could be 2 or 3 things, but most likely tinea capitis, aka ringworm. It's not a real worm, but a fungal infection. It's somewhat contagious, but won't go away until properly treated. She'll need to be checked out to get that done. ...Read more

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I have dandruff. I have tried every brand of shampoo nothing works. What can I do? Head and shoulders works but only for awhile. So? Pls help

Dandruff: Well, you may want to be examined by doctor first as certain diseases like psoriasis can resemble dandruff but are treated differently. If it is dandruff, I suggest trying coal tar shampoo or selenium sulfite one (over-the-counter formulation). Also, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo may be a good option. Try one of those or all three of them if one or two are not working well. ...Read more

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Dear sir my skin from head and mustache leave greasy dandruff like material for last 8 years. What has happened to me? Is it curable disease?

Dear sir my skin from head and mustache leave greasy dandruff like material for last 8 years. What has happened to me? Is it curable disease?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing you and examining this cannot tell. Go and see a dermatologist, get seen, evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a place on the bottom lft side of my head that is dry & flaky I thought it was dandruff & am using t-gel but it's not helping. Do u know what?

Time to c derm MD: If you have a persistently dry area, you may want to have this evaluated by a dermatologist. It may require different treatment. ...Read more

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What causes dandruff on toddlers head? What is the best way to prevent it?

Dandruff: Dandruff is caused by seborrhoea. Use anti fungal shampoo to improve his condition. ...Read more

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Dermatology and dandruff help needed. Is there something beside head shoulders?

Yes: Products containing zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, salicylic acid all help. Some products are neutrogena t-sal, neutrogena t-gel, selsun blue, Nizoral shampoo, dhs shampoo, keralyt. Stronger prescription shampoos require seeing doctor (ie: topical steroid shampoos, urea shampoo). ...Read more

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It's really shameful to have this thing in my head. It started as dandruff now it's getting big and itchy. Can this be removed? Thanks!

It's really shameful to have this thing in my head. It started as dandruff now it's getting big and itchy. Can this be removed? Thanks!

See a dermatologist: Do not delay. If you have an infection or an inflammatory lesion, it may cause permanent hair loss. You need a dermatologist for exact diagnosis and appropriate therapy. Indicate it is urgent when you call. ...Read more

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I have a dandruff head to the point that after the wash my head almost two days dandruff re-appear. What is the reason and the solution?

Seborrheic dermatits: It is not clear if you have psoriasis for seborrheic dermatitis. If you use a dandruff shampoo frequently and your scalp does not improve then I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have been having pretty bad dandruff I always scratch off the dandruff. I use head and shoulders but it doesn't work what else can I use?

I have been having pretty bad dandruff I always scratch off the dandruff. I use head and shoulders but it doesn't work what else can I use?

Coal tar solution: An effective treatment for dandruff is a solution containing up to 10% coal tar - see your local chemist to see what they have available.
The principle is to apply the solution to the scalp in a lather and leave it on for an hour, before washing off with shampoo. Do this nightly for one week, then repeat every 1-2 weeks when needed.
If dandruff persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was my long/thick hair every other day with head n shoulders but get so much dandruff! Am I over washing or is there another cause to dandruff?

I was my long/thick hair every other day with head n shoulders but get so much dandruff! Am I over washing or is there another cause to dandruff?

See a dermatologist: You will probably like the effect of a steroid solution such as fluocinide. 05%. You may have seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Meanwhile you can try a different shampoo such as DHS-Zn which is twice as strong as Head/shoulders. You might also try a selenium sulfide [selsun], ketoconazole [nizoral], or tar, or salicylic acid shampoo. ...Read more

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Dandruff due to pregnancy, will head and shoulders work?

Yes: Get a therapeutic version with either zinc or selenium sulfide -- apply and lather and leave in for 5-10 minutes and rinse out. Use daily until improved. ...Read more

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