Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that can affect your scalp, your ears, your eyebrows, the sides of your nose and your beard. You can develop dandruff when you are a baby, known as “cradle cap” and in your teen and adult years. Dandruff appears as dry, fine flaky skin on your scalp or other areas of your body, with pink or red inflamed skin.  If you have dandruff, you may notice white flakes on your shoulders or chest, especially when you wear dark clothing. Severe dandruff or chronic dandruff can be frustrating and embarrassing, and it can also be very itchy and uncomfortable. You can treat your dandruff using professional products and home remedies, and take the necessary steps to prevent dandruff from developing on your scalp or other areas of your body. The goal of treatment is to reduce the yeast and inflammation caused by the fungi and this is usually done with a topical agent.
Hello everybody. I am a 28 year old male who suffers from beard rash and I also have bald spots on my beard, near my nose. After going to a dermatologist, she prescribed ketoconazole and said to try washing my beard with dandruff shampoo. I am allergic to head and shoulders, so that doesn't help. Also, she only gave me two of those pills. Which had to be taken with a coke, and then I needed to sweat. When I was a few years younger, I was blessed to be able to grow a long, thick beard. It was a good time in my life. Thankfully my beard still grows fast after I shave close to the skin and get that smooth skin feeling. After trying alcohol, an all natural dandruff shampoo, and apple cider vinegar, nothing helps. There is a cream called Terrasil, which claims to helps with skin conditions. But I have yet to try it. Next option is baby shampoo and epson salt. Also there is an all natural scalp cleanser and the main ingredient is apple cider vinegar. Works amazing on my scalp, but not my beard, not yet at least. To me, home remedies are much more reliable than prescription medicines or creams. All I want, is to have my healthy, light brown, thick and full beard grow like it use to! No more bald spots, and no more beard rash! If somebody has some more ideas about how to help this skin condition, please respond back to this post. Thank you!!
All media require collection of an adequate sample of infected material. Scale may be collected in a manner similar to that used for the KOH preparation or with a cotton swab. The swab must first be moistened with sterile water and then rubbed vigorously over the active border of the lesion. This method is best used when the lesion is not scaly or when the use of a blade or slide is impractical. 19 The physician performing the culture must comply with stricter CLIA regulations. Performing cultures requires a level of certification that necessitates a laboratory inspection.