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Hard swelling of mastoid no other symptoms. I have allergies and sinus problems sometimes. Also have seborrhea on scalp and in ears?

Hard swelling of mastoid no other symptoms. I have allergies and sinus problems sometimes. Also have seborrhea on scalp and in ears?

See ENT ASAP: Mastoiditis may develop in some people and can be a difficult condition to treat with surgery often needed. I presume however that you do know where the mastoid is located otherwise it may also be from an inflammation of the salivary gland or a tumor along the side of the face. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Seborrhea can be an inflammationary response to psoriasis on scalp?

Seborrhea can be an inflammationary response to psoriasis on scalp?

No: We used to talk about "seborriasis" for red, flaky, scaly patches on the scalp. Probably it is all seborrhea. Either disease is a management problem , not curable with the key being to learn how best to manage your individual case. Best wishes. Perhaps ketoconazole will be helpful. ...Read more

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What to eat for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ? And what to avoid ?

What to eat for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ? And what to avoid ?

Seborrheic dermatiti: There is no correlation between seborrheic dermatitis and food so you can eat whatever you like. You're better off using a dandruff shampoo to address the problem. ...Read more

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My seborrheic dermatitis is at it worst on my scalp, any effective cure?

My seborrheic dermatitis is at it worst on my scalp, any effective cure?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: You may try ketoconazole 2% shampoo or selenium sulfide 2.5% shampoo. If still ineffective you may have to see Dermatology for prescription strength product. ...Read more

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What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and just having a dry scalp?

What is  the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and just having a dry scalp?

Greasy vs dry: Seborrheic dermatitis is usually caused by susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which has a propensity for oil or sebum. It can occur on scalp, face, and torso. Dry scalp can be caused by many skin conditions including eczema or psoriasis. Eczema usually responds to topical steroids whereas sebborheic dermatitis usually requires a topical antifungal in addition to a steroid. ...Read more

Seborrhea (Definition)

A red, sometimes itchy rash with scales, related to dandruff. It often is present on the scalp and around the nose and eyebrows, but can also appear on the chest and under the arms. The yeast malassezia may play a role and many treatments target this yeast as well as the ...Read more


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Seborrheic Dermatitis (Definition)

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs in all ages. It is common in the first year of life. It is due to sebaceous gland. It causes diffuse scaling of scalp and ...Read more