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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?
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 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
I have itchy, flakes and seborrhea dermatitis which is flat around my scalp, I have tried selsun blue but no good results , what medication i use?
Nizoral (ketoconazole) Shampoo: Nzoral shampoo 2-3 x per week for a month then as needed. ...Read more
Have what looks like Seborrhea derm in both ear openings. (Had on scalp once.) 1 ear feels a little blocked up. Wax removal no help. Is it the SD?
If I have an itchy scalp, hair loss and hard clumps of skin on the crown of my scalp, does this mean I have seborrhea-excess sebum and/or psoriasis?
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
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