Is this seborrheic dermatitis??

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every single time i get my haircut i get this rash on the back of my head. i have been using dandrazol shampoo a few times a week for the last month but it doesn't seem to be helping one bit. Anybody any ideas?image

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    Are the lumps raised and itchy? I get seborrheic dermatitis and the only thing that works on it is this shampoo called Moo Goo natural milk shampoo, but it takes about a week of using it before it clears it up. Do they wash your hair before cutting it or use any product on it?

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      thanks for the reply! the rash isnt raised and it does get itchy but its actually more painful when i touch it. I'll definitely try that shampoo and hopefully see better results thanks a lot. They dont wash my hair i usually just do that before i go for the haircut and nope they dont use any product.

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      try getting your hair cut somewhere else and see if you get the same problem next time. It maybe they don't clean their combs between customers and there could be old product or someone else's fungal infection on the comb. You could ask your local pharmacist what they think it may be and maybe they could recommend a product. If it is fungal you may need an antifungal cream or tablet.

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    Hi Matt, I looked at the ingredients & there is one that I personally, am allergic to, it is Imidurea, or Imidazolidinyl urea. It is a formaldehyde releaser. I am allergic to formaldehyde & formaldehyde releasers, of which there are 6.

    Does your head itch when you use the shampoo?

    Try stopping the shampoo & using something else. I use Nivea shampoo, my daughter used to bring it back from France but it is now available in the UK but I have only seen it in the Pound shops so far. I also use Garnier Ultimate blends. Buying baby shampoo doesn't guarantee that it is free of the chemicals that I am allergic to.

    Be wary of any 'urea' that is added to the product.

    Good luck!

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    hi,did you find out what this is? because i have the same problem..

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      I had similar symptoms and I went to a dermatologist for the first time in years and it turns out that our bodies react to male hormones and fat cells tend to affect the scalp and the face in red rash and dandruff. It is a chronic disease called seborrhic dermatisis and there are meds to cure it.

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    I registered on this site just so I could respond to your question! I think you have the same thing on your neck that my dad and I have. The scientific name is naevus simplex, but my parents always called it my "stork bite". They are immature blood vessels and mine gets more red if I'm hot or stressed. Here is a link for more info:

    https://dermnetnz.org/topics/naevus-simplex/

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    try cutting off all your head hair, this will help to eradicate the issue.

    Clotrimazol 1% or Ketoconazol 2% cream .

    ketoconazol also come on shampoo 2%

    minimun 4 weeks.

    if it disappears is NOT seborrheic dermatitis. Just a fungi on your scalp.

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