I've got seborrheic dermatitis from the past 5 years. Im taking headbath with Shampoo & conditioner(Weekly 4 times - Mon,Wed,Fri,Sun). Ive got black long(sometimes red) in nose area where it meets the cheek & red round infection like scars near moustache & middle of the chest.In ears i get yellow powder like flakes(which brings down my confidence level to 0). My scalp starts itching & produces flakes if i dont bath the other day(Im scared that i may exp hairfall if i wash my hair too much with harsh shampoos). For the face infection, im using keto soap(which gives temporary relief from redness of my face)& after sometime it starts bcomng red again. I was taking terbinafine tablets 1 per day during night as per my dermatologists suggestion. But this didnt work 4 me. Ive stopped using them(No effect). I want a permanent solution to end this irritating disease. Any prescription/suggestions are welcomed.
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Greetings. SEBORRHOEA CAPITIS/ SEBORRHOIEC DERMATITIS OR DANDRUFF is a chronic problem. Please note. Avoid using oils on scalp. This acts as food for fungus causing dandruff. Secondly wash hair with antifungal / low strength corticosteroid based shampoos. Use maintenance shampoos regularly. You may need a course of oral antifungals if your condition is severe - if terbinafine didnt work, others may need to be tried. You'll also need to try topical calcineurin inhibitors. Also understand that seborrhoeic dermatitis may be recurrent problem. See a qualified dermatologist near you. Hope this helps. Warm regards Dr Govind S Mittal
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