A 40-year-old female asked:
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does burning with seborrheic dermatitis mean more hair will fall out? i had a flare up and am using clobetasol . scalp feels tight and pink in place

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe, maybe not: Mild seborrheic scalp dermatitis may not cause any hair loss at all, just a bit itchy, flaky scalp etc...Severe case may cause some hair loss, but prompt and adequate treatment likely will allow the hair to grow back in a months. Just make sure it is not scalp fungus/ringworm as clobetasol can make it feel better initially, but actually will make the lesion bigger/worse over time. Consult doc.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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