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A 18-year-old male asked:

Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
No: Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't cause hair loss. Tinea capitis, a fungal scalp infection, can often mimic seborrhea, and it does cause hair loss. It requires oral antifungal therapy, usually for a few weeks. There are other less common conditions that can also cause localized hair loss. Talk to a dermatologist if possible.
Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See dermatologist: Usually seborrheic dermatitis does not c ause serve hair loss it may be coincidence that one has hair loss while having seborrheic dermatitis . Speak to dermatologist and get his opinion .
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause hair loss, but there are other skin conditions that can do that. Hair loss can also be caused by underlying medical problems, like a thyroid disorder, or can be caused by medications. You should see a dermatologist to have this checked out.

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