Seborrheic dermatitis scalp folliculitis

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Avatar m tn One did a biopsy on my scalp and the results came in as Seborrheic Dermatitis like condition. Another one told me it was Folliculitis. Another one said it was a combinations of both. They have taken a culture as well. Results are not out yet from the culture. Here are the details. How do I diagnose this condition? It has been four years and I still don't have a solution to this condition.
Avatar n tn The diagnosis of a bacterial infection such as folliculitis may also be reconsidered. With scalp involvement, other possible differentials will be a seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and tinea capitis which is a fungal infection. Psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis may present with flakes and mild scaling if the disease is not severe. They may also involve other parts of the body such as the chest, the elbows and the groin area. Tinea capitis is far more"angry looking".
Avatar n tn I have dealt with seborrheic dermatitis since I hit puberty. I get it on my scalp, eyebrows, chin (where facial hair grows), and my penis (both the base of the shaft where pubic hair grows as well as the glans). It presented in white flaky skin on the hair area and small red bumps and lesions on the groin area, which look very unfortunately like herpes (which I have been tested for several times and do not have).
Avatar f tn I have been plagued with folliculitis for over a year now. I am in remission for non-hodgkins lymphoma and my oncologist says ther is no correation. I have been taking Flonase for many years and wonder if that is the problem. So far I only have used special tar- shampoos almost on a daily basis but keep having breakouts. Any suggestion and could it be bacterial or fungal from the Flonase use?
Avatar n tn Hello, Please help me with the treatment of my seborrheic dermatitis (scalp). 1) Objective findings: Scalp is red, scaly (+ most of the time small 'cakes' of skin) and feels just a little rough. My doctor also scraped some of my skin off and had it tested for fungus - it was pitysporum ovale positive (like 80% of the population). 2) Subjective symptoms: 24 hour/day persistent itching and burning sensation, very uncomfortable, never fades.
Avatar f tn I am 25 years old, im facing hair loss problem around 2 years ago. I tried a lot of method to recover my hair growth but it just doesn't work. Recently, i comes to something called "seborrheic dermatitis" that can cause hair loss. Below is my conditions (it also happens around 2 years ago, at the moment i started to notice hair loss): 1. itchy scalp 2. scalp feel tight 3. scalp looks "red" compare to normal skin color 4. there are lot of acne growth, but not severe 5.
Avatar m tn Hello, You have been given steroids, antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide on the lines of acne or folliculitis scalp. For seborrheic dermatitis, Treatment usually involves use of antifungal, anti inflammatory and sebo suppressive or Keratolytic ingredients. Dermatologist also recommends the use of photodynamic therapy which involves the usage of UV- A, UV- B laser and red or blue LED light to inhibit the growth of the yeast and reduces the inflammation.
Avatar m tn After about Five years of treatment and 3 different dermatologists I feel defeated with this thing. First it was diagnosed as Scalp Folliculitis. Treatment was the same with each Derm. Topical Clobex solutions, antibiotics etc. The itching and Bumps continue persistently. I have become a Chronic Scratcher! One Derm Had me on Prednisone. I am now on my 5th month of Accutane.40 mg daily along with a clobetasol topical and and using a medicated shampoo in an attempt to control the yeast.
Avatar n tn Folliculitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and skin rash caused by malnutrition of Celiac disease all come to mind. See a dermatologist and ask about all these possibilities and make sure you get tested for Celiac disease. Mine could have been diagnosed in 1989 if only the lazy dermatologists had tested me for Celiac disease. I like neutrogena shampoo - and NO conditioner.
Avatar n tn Skin conditions can be related to malnutrition as with Celiac disease. It can be related to seborrheic dermatitis or folliculitis. The things added to water may increase irritation. Some water supplies have ammonia as well as chlorine. You can filter these out if you know what has been added. I am very happy with neem shampoo. You can buy shampoo or buy neem oil and add it to your own shampoo. Neutrogena makes good shampoo for irritated scalps.
Avatar n tn One differential for this is seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis appears as a greasy rash over the scalp ,face and neck.There may be some flaking involved. Does your daughter have any of these? Seborrheic dermatitis usually involves the scalp in children and may affect even children of the younger age group. Other differentials will be a fungal infection, an allergic reaction and psoriasis.
Avatar n tn Some people get, either in addition to or instead of, pimples on the scalp rather than scaling or dandruff. Technically, this is folliculitis rather than seborrheic dermatitis. Cause is not known, though stress plays a role, in my experience. I wouldn't call them normal, but they aren't serious. I advise you not to pick at them, and to show them to a doctor for proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Take care. Dr.
529981 tn?1212853666 There is a sandy-grainy like build up on my scalp This is also accompanied by an itch. Even after I wash my hair, the grainy like build up is still there. It is NOT flaky what so ever. My hair has also started to fall out and at the end of my hair, a white little grain is at the end. Hair will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations.
Avatar m tn Hello, It can be due to seborrheic dermatitis and the small pimples can be due to folliculitis. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes flaky,dry, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas esp under the nose or anywhere on face. It does not cause itching. Treatment usually involves use of antifungal, anti inflammatory and sebo suppressive or Keratolytic ingredients.
Avatar m tn Hello, From the symptoms it can be due to scalp folliculitis. It is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp and presents as small, very itchy pustules within the scalp. apply antibiotic cream like Neosporin or bactroban. If the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics and steroids may be needed for which you have to consult a dermatologist. Also then for the dry flakes, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis needs to be ruled out.
Avatar f tn Hello, Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough but it can be due to seborrheic dermatitis,folliculitis(infection of the hair follicle) or fungal infections.Other important possibility is of psoriasis. Psoriasis is a common skin condition that can cause a red rash on the scalp.Itch can sometimes occur, but it is not usually a feature. Topical preparations, steroid drugs, and ultraviolet light are some of the treatment options.
Avatar m tn But i need some advice because i also have a history of horribly bad seborrheic dermatitis and the way my dermatologist and i found to keep it under control is to have my hair very short. Should i consolt my dermatologist and ask him if i can still get my hair cut short after this clears up? I just dont want my skin to start cracking and getting painful again.
Avatar n tn There are many conditions that can result in localized hair loss in females, including girls, such as severe stress, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism , alopecia areata, scarring alopecia, infections like ringworm, folliculitis, piedra, seborrheic dermatitis and folliculitis. Seborrheic dermatitis presents as dry skin on the scalp, which flakes off (dandruff). It can be treated effectively by using an anti-dandruff dandruff shampoo containing ketoconazole or salicylic acid or selenium sulfide.
Avatar n tn There are many conditions that can result in localized hair loss in adults such as allergy, severe stress, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism , alopecia areata, scarring alopecia, infections like ringworm, folliculitis, piedra, seborrheic dermatitis and folliculitis. If it is allergic, then the condition should resolve sometime after you switch to your old hair products. Seborrheic dermatitis presents as dry skin on the scalp, which flakes off (dandruff).
Avatar n tn Hi, Some differentials will be eczematous diseases without excoriations like seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infections,bacterial infections like folliculitis. A dry scab that appears to bleed when the scab is scratched off may be one of the signs of psoriasis. However, a physician needs to see this just to confirm the diagnosis. Keep us posted. Good Luck!
Avatar f tn Several weeks later I started losing my hair and developed Seborrheic Dermatitis on my scalp. I lost about half my hair. My hair used to be down to my waist, healthy and SO thick I couldn't put it in a pony tail. I really miss it. Now I have to keep my hair chin length because of the pain. It hurts to touch any hair on my head. I can't wear a hat, go in the wind, go in heat or cold, etc... This pain has caused me to develop an extreme fear of being touched.
Avatar f tn Ask for a biopsy. Seb dermatitis should respond to clobetasol. You may have scalp psoriasis instead.
Avatar n tn You can find them on shelf and they're used to things like scalp periosis (spelling?) serbaceous dermatitis and dandruff. It wont get rid of the scabs you keep picking, but it may help with the imperfections you refer to.
1548538 tn?1293875433 It's been such a mystery as in the only one in our family including my husband ever to have it (not mites), not sebaceous dermatitis (no flakes AT ALL), and it only itches when I start messing with my scalp. My scalp is also very oily if I touch it at all and I really think now it is CRYSTALIZED SEBUM (google it), from an over production of sebum on my scalp. Tar shampoos are the only thing to help, if it's the tar or lack of ingredients from "normal" shampoos, I don't know.
Avatar n tn Since my symptoms began, I noticed that my hair has began to thin on my scalp. One doctor diagnosed me to have contact dermatitis and the second seborrheic dematitis. They said to use nizoral shampoo and advantan/betnovate. However,I don't have a scaly scalp/dandruff and haven't come into contact with a contaminant. The medications don't seem to have made a difference.I researched thoroughly and think I may have folliculitis, I was wondering what your opinions are please?
Avatar n tn Hello, The possibility of seborrheic dermatitis and the itchy bumps being due to folliculitis is very high. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes flaky, dry, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas esp. under the nose or anywhere on face. Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin. I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist.
Avatar n tn This could be a result of contact dermatitis from an allergic skin reaction. Scalp can have acne and seborrheic dermatitis if your scalp is secreting excess oils. It is important to rule out shingles. Consult a dermatologist who would examine you systematically and check for sebaceous cysts or folliculitis. Treatment would be relevant to the diagnosis. You must furnish specific details for more information. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar n tn I would think that this may be a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis. If that is the case, it may be caused by stress and weather. Seborrheic dermatitis has also been associated with fungal or yeast infections. Try to frequently and vigorously wash your hair. This may help alleviate the conditions.
Avatar n tn i looked at the pictures for seborrheic dermatitis and my head does not look like that i have a few scabs and the rash on my neck that just came on there this past week.i DO NOT HAVE HEAD LICE she doesn't know what she is talking about.she said i had a few nits and when she showed me what she found i said please that is dandruff she said she couldn't find any live ones.hello that is because i don't have HEAD LICE!! so what do you think could be wrong with me?