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Flakey ears in winter. Is it shampoo or disease?

Flakey ears in winter. Is it shampoo or disease?

Probably seborrhea: Flaky skin around the ears is usually caused by a condition called seborrhea that is inherited in many cases but occasionally acquired. It occurs more often in those with immune deficiency (you should get an HIV test). Your doctor or dermatologist can help you with treatment. To start, you should scrub the area with selenium sulfide (e.g. Selsun) shampoo to remove all the flakes daily. ...Read more

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Extremely dry flaky scalp all the time. Skin in crispy lumps. Sometimes spreads to ears. What is it. Tried every shampoo under the sun?

Extremely dry flaky scalp all the time. Skin in crispy lumps. Sometimes spreads to ears. What is it. Tried every shampoo under the sun?

Crispy Lumps??: (sounds like a breakfast cereal!) not sure what you are describing...Could be eczema, psoriasis or just dry skin. I suggest that you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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After stress and a flu my skin became very dry, my scalp is dry, less hair. But no rush or dandruff. Is it Dry Seborrhoeic Dermatitis? How to treat?

After stress and a flu  my skin became very dry, my scalp is dry, less hair. But no rush or dandruff. Is it Dry Seborrhoeic Dermatitis? How to treat?

Stress / cortisone: Whenever the body is stressed (whether it's a physical stress like the flu, or it's a psychological stress) cortisol is released. Stress hormones like cortisol can affect the body's hair cycles (in the most noticeable form this is called telogen effluvium). Unless you can cure stress, there's nothing you can do to prevent it or treat it! Nothing to worry about though. ...Read more

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My skin is peeling off in a powdered form(like dandruff) particularly in winter season. Local doctors says it is deficiency and no medicine. Medicine?

My skin is peeling off in a powdered form(like dandruff) particularly in winter season. Local doctors says it is deficiency and no medicine. Medicine?

Face?: This may be seborrhea, which can respond to topical antifungals such as nizoral, (ketoconazole) Eurax lotion which decreases the demodex which lives in the pores. Depending on efficacy this is a better approach than chronic steroid use which is only suppressive. In severe cases a trial of oral Nizoral (ketoconazole) may put this into remission. ...Read more

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I had persistent red face and sometimes dandruffs on beard especially at winter.how can know if it rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis?

I had persistent red face and sometimes dandruffs on beard especially at winter.how can know if it rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis?

Consult Dermatologis: It is difficult to say. I suggest you consult a Dermatologist or your Primary care doctor to find out what you have and get it treated appropriately ...Read more

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Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?

Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?

Its NOT eczema: I think you have PSORIASIS from the way you describe your scalp. See a Dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis since the treatment is different. In the meantime you can try SELSUN Shampoo (OTC) Be Well ...Read more

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Is it better to blow dry or air dry your hair? I wanna blow dry it but people say it's damaging to the hair.

Is it better to blow dry or air dry your hair? I wanna blow dry it but people say it's damaging to the hair.

OK in moderation: Reasonable blow-drying--not too hot, not too often--should not damage your hair. The odds of damage go up if you use bleach, straightener, or other strong products. Lots of sun, curling irons, straightening irons, etc. Can cause damage too. If you've just had a baby, you are likely to lose some hair no matter how careful you are, but it will grow back. ...Read more

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My hair is very thin & curley skull is oily. It also fall when I comb after showering. Which is the best male shampoo for this condition?

My hair is very thin & curley skull is oily. It also fall when I comb after showering. Which is the best male shampoo for this condition?

Try this: Zinc pyrithione shampoo can be helpful to some people with oily scalps. Not evidence based - but another thing you can try to calm some anxiety of falling hair is to wash your hair every second day. Lastly, if you see a doctor and they think it's male pattern baldness there are meds like Minoxidil and Finasteride that you can try. ...Read more

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Symptoms and treatments of and for seborheic dermatis of penis also have it on scalp nose creases neared area ears is aquaphor good or something else?

Symptoms and treatments of and for seborheic dermatis of penis also have it on scalp nose creases neared area ears is aquaphor good or something else?

Same treatment: Dear MickL, the skin on the penis is the same skin as on the rst of your body. Therefore the same treatment which works in other places will work for you. ...Read more

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My hair is quite dry on my scalp, could it be from the shampoo that i'm using?

My hair is quite dry on my scalp, could it be from the shampoo that i'm using?

Dry skin: Massage hair with coconut oil and wrap hot wet towel for 5 minutes 1-2 /week , apply 5 drops of coconut oil to wet har and roots , eat lot of nuts with each meal, lot of fruit and veges. Even castoroil good for hair massage. ...Read more

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I have a bad itchy dry scalp with patches of dry skin when i scratch it bleeds i'm losing hair is this scalp psoriasis?

I have a bad itchy dry scalp with patches of dry skin when i scratch it bleeds i'm losing hair is this scalp psoriasis?

Sounds like it: But it could be infection or a skin manifestation of systemic disease. Go and see a dermatologist before you lose any more hair. ...Read more

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The ingredient Ceteareth 20 is in my hair conditioner, Is it bad to leave this ingredient on my scalp? I heard it's a skin perpetrator.

The ingredient Ceteareth 20 is in my hair conditioner, Is it bad to leave this ingredient on my scalp? I heard it's a skin perpetrator.

Penetrator: This is safe as long as there are no toxic contaminants. It is not toxic itself but facilitates absorption of various molecules deeper into skin. If it is a brand from an established company it should be safe. ...Read more

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Taking alot of meds. Hair is damaged - dry/brittle/oily(need to wash daily/dandruff. Does this cause skin allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 mths

Taking alot of meds. Hair is damaged - dry/brittle/oily(need to wash daily/dandruff. Does this cause skin allergies? This is the 5th time in 5 mths

See dermatologist: First consider changing the shampoo or conditioner which may be too irritating for your scalp. Iron deficiency can cause hair loss as well. Since the names of medications are not given, you need to look for potential side effects from the medications also. It'd be a good idea for you to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hairline/hair is thining. scalp itches and has dandruff. Palms of hands sweat, itch, and peel. Is it related? What is this?

Hairline/hair is thining. scalp itches and has dandruff. Palms of hands sweat, itch, and peel. Is it related? What is this?

Hair thinning: Hair thinning and abnormal sweating is seen in cases of hyperthyroidism(overactive thyroid). Your physician or an endocrinologist can evaluate you for this. Scalp itch may also be related but your beautician can also advise you about dandruff treatment and your hair care. ...Read more

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My scalp is itchy when i wash my hair. Thick dandruffs & a red scalp remains after washing. Hair growth is an issues too. Could this be yeast?

My scalp is itchy when i wash my hair. Thick dandruffs & a red scalp remains after washing. Hair growth is an issues too. Could this be  yeast?

Seborrheic dermatiti: This could be a condition called seborrheic dermatitis which is like eczema of the scalp. If you've used selenium shampoo as well as shampoo containing ketoconazole (both over the counter at low doses) i suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get very hard sebum plugs on my scalp after washing hair. Scalp also bevomes painful. There's not much flaking. Is it seb dermatitis?

I get very hard sebum plugs on my scalp after washing hair. Scalp also bevomes painful. There's not much flaking. Is it seb dermatitis?

Possibly: Try an anti-seb shampoo and if this FAILS see yoour PCP Primary Care Provider who may wish to refer you to a DERMATOLOGIST for a definitive diagnosis! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more