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Do you notice white, flaky scales on your eyebrows? It is called seborrheic dermatitis, and it is characterised by yellowish greasy scales on red, irritated skin. Apart from eyebrows, other common locations include the area around your nose and your ears. These treatments recommended by dermatologist Dr Sejal Shah will reduce the fungus and minimise the inflammation. You must also know these side effects of dandruff.
An anti-dandruff shampoo containing selenium sulphide, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, ketoconazole or sodium sulfacetamide are some of the simplest treatments for clearing up the condition on your scalp, and you can use it on your eyebrows too. You can just massage the shampoo on your eyebrows, let it soak in for 3-5 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Many shampoos that you use cause irritation in your eyes. So it is best that you apply the shampoo on your eyebrows while keeping your eyes closed.
You can also massage your eyebrows with coconut oil to remove the scales before applying the shampoo.
If you want to go natural, you can just use tea tree oil on the affected area. However, be careful that you do not use undiluted tea tree oil onto your skin as it can cause allergic reactions. It is best that you stick to concentrations between 5 to 20 percent. If your product does not list the concentration, you can make on your own. Just add 15 drops of tea tree oil to a tablespoon of coconut oil or aloe vera gel and apply it on the affected area. Both coconut oil and aloe vera gel are soothing and can help minimise inflammation. You should use this treatment once every day.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition that needs long-term maintenance. It usually flares up during periods of stress and in winters. So if you have tried these treatment options and haven t noticed any improvements, it is best that you contact your dermatologist. Learn how you can get rid of dandruff in kids.
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