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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have seborrheic dermatitis and when i go to the beach and take a bath at the sea, my skin burns a little...is it normal? should i avoid any contact?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Probably not: I suspect that you have been scratching your skin and thus the salt water would irritate the area. Thus whether you want to swim or not depends on how uncomfortable the skin is. Since seborrhea can usually be controlled with topical products, have you asked your doctor about this?

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