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Question: Dry flaky skin around nose and mustache area

 imsick1981 - Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:00 pm

I have some dry flaky skin around sides of the nose that comes and goes and in my mustache area..

I have used anti-fungal that was prescribed but still comes and goes and have even tried so other things..

I also get dry spots in the eyebrow area, sometimes if i scratch those they are bad enough that they bleed.

Should I see a dermatologist about this or is it always going to be ongoing?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:53 am

User avatar Hello,The condition you are reffering to may not be fungus but seborrheic dermatitis,a dandruff based condition.This is due to an internal diathesis and we are not sure why it occurs in some, and why it is recurrent too.Ketoconazole cremes does help but best confirmed and prescribed.Vitamin suppliments are also prescribed.Appication of cortisone for long term is not advisable.Best wishes.
 imsick1981 - Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:17 am

Can this just all of a sudden occur? Mine just started appearing off an on roughly 1.5yrs ago?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:07 am

User avatar Hello,Sure seborrheic dermatitis could manifest at any age.Best wishes.

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