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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have seborrheic dermatitis, can going to the pool be a problem for my skin problem? can the water of the pool interact with pyrithione zinc?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Enjoy your swim: It won't be a problem. There is also a LOT you can use for seborrheic dermatitis beside pyrethone zinc. Old-fashioned sulfer, old-fashioned coal tar, ketoconazole shampoo, and many others are available. The pool water may actually be of some mild benefit.
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