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A 31-year-old member asked:

I need to know what's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 28 years experience
Dandruff: Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a common disorder that is believed to be caused by a yeast. Most treatments are geared at reducing the yeast. Such treatments include nizoral, (ketoconazole) head and shoulders, and selsun blue. Tar shampoos and corticosteroids can be used as well. This condition rarely results in hair loss. Treating the dandruff, usually clears the dry scalp. One can use scalp oils.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
ANTIFUNGAL&STEROID C: You need to use anifungal shampoos if scalp is affected and skin rash you may need steroid cream with/without antifungal cream consult your dermatologist or family physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are effective treatments for seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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46 years experience
Selenium: Shampoos containing selenium sulfide. You can get generic selenium sulfide shampoo at the pharmacy.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Which treatment for seborrheic dermatitis is the very best?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
Depends: This depends on the severity and the location. Many people use steroid cream and / or antifungal creams.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the standard treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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46 years experience
Selenium: Shampoos containing selenium sulfide. You can get generic selenium sulfide shampoo at the pharmacy.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
ANTIFUNGAL&STEROID C: You need to use anifungal shampoos if scalp is affected and skin rash you may need steroid cream with/without antifungal cream consult your dermatologist or family physician.

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