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

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Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 27 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 35-year-old member asked:

How to manage condition due to seborrheic dermatitis?

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Creams: Typical topical treatment would be Ketoconazole Cream (rx).
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O I treat seborrheic dermatitis

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Antifungals: Topical antifungals, such as ketoconazole cream, are the mainstay of treatment. Other topicals used for this include steroids and dandruff shampoos (selenium or zinc pyrithione). Topical steroids should be avoided on the face, and if absolutely necessary, you should use the lowest strength possible for the shortest amount of time.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I have seborrheic dermatitis symptoms. What will the doctor do?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Seb Derm: A yeast (fungus) called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. This codition is not contagious.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis (seb-o-ree-ik der-muh-ti-tis) is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. In infants, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp is known as cradle cap. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect your face, upper chest, back and other areas of your body that have many oil (sebaceous) glands.
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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Selenium: Shampoos containing selenium sulfide. You can get generic selenium sulfide shampoo at the pharmacy.

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