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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is seborrheic dermatitis ?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
Severe dandruff: It's a form of dandruff that affects the scalp, face, and torso. Usually red, scaly, itchy, and greasy. Usually caused by a susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which has a propensity for fatty acids which is why it prefers parts of the body that has more oil secretion.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
ANTIFUNGAL&STEROID C: You need to use anifungal shampoos if scalp is affected and skin rash you may need steroid cream with/without antifungal cream consult your dermatologist or family physician.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic Dermatitis of scalp. If OTC dandruff shampoo doesn't work, your dermatologist can discuss treatment options wi you. This may include options like Rx strength hydrocortisone, desonide or fluocinolone. Antifunfal shampoo or oral meds, metronidazole, photochemotherapy are some options.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis (seb-o-ree-ik der-muh-ti-tis) is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. In infants, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp is known as cradle cap. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect your face, upper chest, back and other areas of your body that have many oil (sebaceous) glands.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What shampoo should I use for seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Look for one...: ...With either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide. If none of those are strong enough you'll have to visit a dermatologist to get a prescription-strength shampoo, plus perhaps a steroid foam or lotion.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

How can I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Several ways: Scalp would use dandruff shampoos, rotating with nizeral/headnshoulders/tgel/tsal. Leave on 10-15 min before entering shower. Once controlled usa as reg shampoo. For face use baby shampoo or nizeral shampoo to wash and 2-3 x a week otc Hydrocortisone (not every day) should that not work see a dermatologist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Seborrheic dermatitis not improving, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Since we don't know: what treatments have been done to date, the only recommendation that can be made is to consult with dermatologist. Take care.
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