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A 26-year-old male asked:

Does diflucan work for seborrheic dermatitis on the skin and scalp and if so, what's the general dose and amount of time used to treat it?

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Dr. Oscar Dellinger
Palliative Care 26 years experience
Diflucan is not used for seborrhea. The usual treatment is a topical anti-fungal, like ketoconazole or ciclopirox, sometimes with a topical steroid used sparingly for inflammation, or a steroid alternative like tacrolimus. Selenium containing shampoos can also help, use a few times a week and apply antifungals right after. Occasionally itraconazole is used, but I have never found it necessary.
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