Dandruff That Continues To Thicken And Spread To The Outer Ear And Back Of The Neck?
Afternoon, I want to ask about my illness. I am currently 23 years old. My scalp is very itchy, because of dandruff. Dandruff was very unnatural, like mushrooms, a lot and thickened continuously, and over time I noticed increasingly spread to my back neck. In my outer ear hole there is also. This disease has been very long, approximately 5 years. I am currently taking the medicine for ketoconazole and ointment too. But still there is no change. Please help. Thank you
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Dandruff that grows excessively, not only on the head, but also spreads to the neck, ears, and other body parts most likely indicates you have seborrheic dermatitis. Not only dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis sufferers also often feel itching and redness of the skin which greatly interferes with their activities. These complaints often worsen, especially when you are stressed, or when environmental conditions are cold and dry. Malassezia fungal infections in oil on the skin and immune system disorders are thought to be the main triggers of this disease.
In addition to seborrheic dermatitis, you may also experience excessive dandruff due to psoriasis, contact dermatitis, cutaneous candidiasis, drug eruptions, asteatotic eczema, erythrasma, impetigo, atopic dermatitis, tinea capitis, tinea versicolor, and so on.
If you have ever checked your complaints to the doctor, but have not experienced significant improvement after undergoing doctor's treatment, you should check yourself back to the nearest dermatologist, right? Not just an ordinary physical examination, chances are that the doctor will also recommend that you undergo the examination advanced tests such as allergy tests, laboratory tests, examination of skin tissue samples, and so on. Handling what will be given later can vary depending on the cause of your complaint. If true seborrheic dermatitis is the cause, most doctors will give you special creams, shampoos or oils and anti-fungal medicines to improve complaints.
At this time, you should go through the steps below first:
Do not scratch excessive skin, though itchy
Wash your hair using shampoo containing pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, tar, or salicylic acid
Take a shower and wash your face clean using mild soap and moisturizer
To remove excessive dandruff on the scalp, you can first apply olive oil or aloe vera on your head, leave it for about 1 hour, then comb, brush it, then shampoo so that the dandruff is lifted too
Do not modify the hair carelessly, especially using harmful chemicals
Avoid using hair care products that contain alcohol
Eat healthy and nutritious food
Take fish supplements or oils that contain omega-3 fatty acids
Reduce activities in hot or humid environments
Avoid using headgear that is made from hot or tight
Reduce consumption of oily and fatty foods
Do not carelessly take medication, unless prescribed directly by a doctor
Hope this helps ...