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White heads on noise
loured55 posted:
I get this white strains to come out of my skin on noise by sneezing them out. My dermatologist says it is skin dandruff and give me a shampoo and white ointment for treatment. If there is some better or works better out there please let me know? I am 55, 200lbs 6" tall white male. This started about 4 years ago and has not got any worse just like what my options are to treat this issue. Thanks loured55
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Most likely your dermatologist is referring to a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It is very common. Initially, I give similar treatments as detailed about. However, after the patient's rash/ flaking is improved, I typically have my patients wash their face with a dandruff shampoo 2 to 3 times per week to control the condition.

I hope that helps
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology

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