My eyebrows for about the past month have been very itchy, not much flaking just a little from scratching constantly. The itch seems to be more intense when I sweat or become hot. I have been using Nizoral 2% but it doesnt seem to help too much. I am currently in law school and begining finals, could this be part of the problem? Also, when I was my eyebrows I lose between 2-3 per eyebrow. Is this a normal amount? Do we shed eyebrows daily? I have very thick eyebrows if this makes a difference in the amount I shed. I am begining to worry just because of loosing a few eyebrows daily because I do not want to permanently loose them, thank you for any information you can provide to me regarding this topic.
I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be due to fungal infections of the eyebrows. . Diagnosis is by clinical examination as well as a skin lesion biopsy with microscopic examination.Anti-fungal medications, taken by mouth, are used to treat the infection.
It is important to keep the area clean. A medicated shampoo, such as one containing selenium sulfide like selsen may also help.
If the symptoms persist then please consult a dermatologist as oral antifungals may be needed.
I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
Thanks a ton for the info Dr.! I actually bought some selenium sulfide shampoo tonight, also is it normal to lose a couple of eyebrow hairs each day with washing and regular activities like scalp hair?
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