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A 42-year-old member asked:

How can i get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possible food allerg: Could be a food sensitvity and/or deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids (usually supplemented by taking fish oils). Try eliminating foods such as grains and dairy for a couple of weeks. These are the most common culprits.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Look for a shampoo..: ...With either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide (or a combination of them). 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 33-year-old member asked:

Can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 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 36-year-old female asked:

What is seborrheic dermatitis what can cause you to get it?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 19 years experience
Seborrheic derm: Seborrheic dermatitis a common, harmless, scaling rash affecting the face, scalp and other areas. It occurs most often where the skin is oily. Although it can be very persistent, treatment with regular use of antifungal agents and intermittent use of topical steroids can keep it under control. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.

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