It is sometimes associated with psoriasis (sebopsoriasis). It is more common in males than in females. Seborrhoeic dermatitis affects scalp, face (creases around the nose, behind ears, within eyebrows) and upper trunk. Face: facial psoriasis includes the eyebrows, the skin between the nose and the upper lip, upper forehead and the hairline. There may be over-the-counter products that could help with removing scales on the eyelids and eye margins. Ears: psoriasis can occur inside, around and behind the ear. Psoriasis affecting the hairline and scalp is dealt with in more detail in Scalp Psoriasis. Non-genital lichen sclerosus (few to many lesions most commonly affecting upper trunk, neck, around umbilicus, flexural sites / ivory-white, shiny, polygonal macules.
Dandruff is one of the most common types of skin conditions that nearly all people have at one point in their lives. Dandruff can affect any hair bearing area or an area with even very small hair follicles. A very small piece of skin may be taken for microscopic exam to exclude other causes like psoriasis, lupus, and skin diseases. Seborrheic (seb-oh-REE-ick) dermatitis may be the most common skin condition to occur at the same time as rosacea. Although the two disorders are unrelated, a recent clinical study found that 26 percent of patients with rosacea also had facial seborrheic dermatitis and 28 percent had seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. The most common sites on the face include the creases around the nose, the forehead, the inner eyebrows and the external ear canal. The upper eyelids and eyelid margins may be involved. Dry, itchy, flaky patches occur on the scalp, especially around the hair margins in the front and on the sides and in the back. Over a period of time, the itchy spot can enlarge as well as become more and more bothersome. The scalp is one of the areas that is frequently affected by psoriasis. The earliest sign of injury is localized scaling, flaking, and pus bumps that develop around the base of the hairs that are affected.
Trichiasis is a lid margin disorder in which the eyelashes are misdirected and in contact with the ocular surface. It is a major cause of ocular morbidity and usually arises secondary to inflammation and scarring of the eyelash follicles. Telogen effluvium is the most common cause of hair loss. Lichen planopilaris is a rare inflammatory condition that results in patchy progressive permanent hair loss, mainly on the scalp but eyebrows may be affected. A wide variety of infections can occur around the external eye:. The flexures (within natural folds of the skin around joints such as armpits and groins) and skin under breasts and between buttocks are also commonly affected. The scalp is often affected with a heavily crusted rash which can be similar to seborrhoeic dermatitis but is usually harsher to the touch. Most patients will develop signs of the disease (even if subtle) before the age of 30 years. Benefits: A very high SPF broad spectrum sunscreen formulated for the face and neck. What is psoriasis? Staphylococcal blepharitis causes lid margin inflammation and folliculitis which destroys the hair follicle resulting in madarosis 30 which is usually non-scarring, 10 but occasionally may be scarring, especially if long standing. The most common cause of hair loss is telogen effluvium. 21,99 Anticoagulants in high doses have been found to produce loss of scalp, pubic, axillary, and facial hair with loss of eyebrows after a latent period of a few weeks of treatment with dextran and heparin.
Seborrheic dermatitis occurs most often in infants, usually within the first 3 mo of life, and in those aged 30 to 70 yr. SD SD can cause a thick, yellow, crusted scalp lesion in newborns or thick, scaly scalp plaques in older children and adults. Facial psoriasis is a chronic and common condition which is difficult to treat as facial skin is thinner and more sensitive. The rash can be seen at the margins of the scalp, head, eyebrows, eyes, nose, ears and neck in the form of sharply demarcated red, scaly plaques. When it affects the area around the ears, the scales can block the external ear canal leading to a temporary loss of hearing.