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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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Seborrheic Dermatiti: Seborrheic Dermatitis of scalp. If OTC dandruff shampoo doesn't work, your dermatologist can discuss treatment options wi you. This may include options like Rx strength hydrocortisone, desonide or fluocinolone. Antifunfal shampoo or oral meds, metronidazole, photochemotherapy are some options.
Dr. Eric Kelts
Dr. Eric Kelts commented
Neurology 25 years experience
There is some evidence that seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp may be related to chronic vitamin D deficiency as well. Consider reasonable supplementation with 1-2000/day of over-the-counter vitamin D3 in addition to the treatment recommendations from Dr. Fowler above. Do not take higher doses of D without involving your primary doctor in the discussion. Good luck and stay healthy!
Aug 8, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Thanks for this excellent info Dr. Kelts.
Aug 8, 2014

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How can your permanently treat seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
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SEBORRHEIC DERMATITI: Rx to remove scales from seborrheic dermatitis are: tar shampoo, 2 percent salicylic acid in olive oil, corticosteriod lotion, 2 percent Ketoconazole Cream or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo used daily until dandruff is controlled, twice a week thereafter.
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How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in the eyebrows?

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Same as the scalp: You can use dandruff shampoos on the eyebrows in the same way you treat the scalp- letting the topical sit for 5 minutes (unless it burns) then washing it off.
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How can I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 41 years experience
Several ways: Scalp would use dandruff shampoos, rotating with nizeral/headnshoulders/tgel/tsal. Leave on 10-15 min before entering shower. Once controlled usa as reg shampoo. For face use baby shampoo or nizeral shampoo to wash and 2-3 x a week otc Hydrocortisone (not every day) should that not work see a dermatologist.
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How do different medications treat seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Seborrheic derm: Ketoconazole is found in shampoos, foams, gels and creams. It's available in over-the-counter products in a 1 percent concentration and prescription products at a 2 percent strength. Some studies show that the 2 percent strength may be more effective. In a small percentage of people, ketoconazole can cause irritation, itching and burning. Prescription promiseb is very effective for seborrheic derm.
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How can I treat the itchy symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

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Dr. David Sax
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Shampoos or lotions: Several ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis. On the scalp, prescription shampoos can be used such as ketoconazole or clobetasol shampoo. Topical corticosteroids or anti-inflammatory medications can control the redness or scaling symptoms. Over the counter shampoos can be helpful in mild cases that contain selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione.

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