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Thank you for the information. You have a classic presentation of Seborrheic Dermatitis
' is a condition where the body loses tolerance for a yeast called Malassezia
(which is present normally on all our skins) and starts attacking it leading to redness and scaling. So treatment aims at elimination this yeast from the skin.
This condition can be exacerbated by stress and UV ray (in sunlight) exposure. The highest concentrations of the yeast responsible are present in the scalp and face so these are the sites most frequently affected, particularly the sides of the nose, eyebrows and around the mouth and eyes. They may be involved singly or in combination.Here is what will help
1. 1% Cortizone cream + 2% Miconazole cream
: Mix and apply wherever the skin is involved. Continue twice a day for 14 days and then once at night for 14 days more.
2. Nizoral-AD shampoo
: apply and leave for 5 minutes on the scalp after working up a lather. Do this every alternate day. (e.g Mon-Wed-Fri) - when the condition has subsided , it is important to continue using this shampoo to prevent a recurrence. Even once in 2 weeks can sometimes effectively control symptoms. You can choose how frequently to apply it based on response.
3. Tab Claritin
10 mg once a day for 10-14 days.
4. Capsule Lumitene
(Beta Carotene) - morning and evening for 1 month. Take after meals.
5. Tab Biotin
5 mg - morning and evening for 3 months.
6. Avoid any hair oil or hair gels during the course of treatment. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or use an SPF 30+ sunscreen everyday.
NOTE: All of the above are available without a prescription.
Edited by Dr Nair on 9/24/2010 at 1:46 AM EST