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Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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I have very dry skin on my forehead and around my eyes, in

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I have very dry skin on my forehead and around my eyes, in addition my eyebrows are thinning from the outer edge (corner of eyes) toward the middle. Both "symptoms" seem to have started around the same time. The Dry skin I have been battling (exfoliant scrubs, wash cloth/brush, and moisturizing lotions DAILY to little or no long term effect) for for about 2 years or so. I am a male, 46 yrs old, somewhat over weight and not very physically active. I am generally in good health, but do take Ibuprofen frequently due to shoulder pain. Other then that I do not take any medication nor am I under a Dr's care for any illness/condition

Doctor DanB :

Hello and thanks for your question. Are you aviailble to chat?

Doctor DanB : This sounds like it may be more than just dry skin. Your symptoms sound consistent with seborrheic dermatitis. You may be able to manage this with out seeing a physician, but if the treatments that I discuss aren't working I would recommend see a dermatologist to get the necessary steroid prescriptions to help control the situation.
Doctor DanB : I would first start by recommending you not  scrub the skin. This repeated trauma can worsen the dermatitis. I also recommend to continue to use gentle lotions on this area such as Cetaphil or Eucerin on a consistent basis, probably two times per day. I would also recommend to continue not washing this area with soaps that can be drying. If these measures don't control the symptoms then that visit to the dermatologist is likely going to be necessary. 
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