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is flaking skin on scalp a symptom of seborrheic dermatitis

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: Wash your face with a dandruff shampoo. A dermatologist will help you.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
No that is not true: but instead of picking first try salicylic acid shampoo and see dermatologist for great topical prescriptions to remove scales
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some ideas: Seborrhea is a disorder that includes an oily buildup in the skin layers which prevents normal skin shedding. One basic treatment includes using a dan ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Seb derm areas: Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the scalp, face, chest, back, underarms, groin and lower abdomen, and the fold between the buttocks. Psoriasis can d ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Same: dandruff refersto the flaking part of seborrhea ( Oily scalp condition) and seborrheic drmatitis is seborrhea with skin ( scalp) inflammation. Easily ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Ketoconazole: Nizoral (ketoconazole) Dandruff shampoo. That would be best.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. The cause is unk ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Greasy vs dry: Seborrheic dermatitis is usually caused by susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which has a propensity for oil or sebum. It can occur on ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wong Moon
Dr. Wong Moon answered
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Dermatologist: I would see a dermatologist. This physician can prescribe medication that can improve this condition.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it can.: Check out this link. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/ds00984.
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