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A 22-year-old male asked:

How did i get seborrheic dermatitis? it's not in my family

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Seborrheic derm: The cause of seb derm is not known. Most people get seborrheic dermatitis to some extent. It is thought to be related to overgrowth of a yeast in hair follicles, called malassezia furfur. That is why we use antifungal shampoos to help control it. Seborrheic dermatitis flares commonly with season changes and stress. Severe seb derm needs to be evaluated for certain systemic conditions.

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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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