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Seborrhea (Overview)

A red, sometimes itchy rash with scales, related to dandruff. It often is present on the scalp and around the nose and eyebrows, but can also appear on the chest and under the arms. The yeast malassezia may play a role and many treatments target this yeast as well as the inflammation in the skin.


Seborrhea (Overview)

A red, sometimes itchy rash with scales, related to dandruff. It often is present on the scalp and around the nose and eyebrows, but can also appear on the chest and under the arms. The yeast malassezia may play a role and many treatments target this yeast as well as the inflammation in the skin.


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Dermatitis seborrhea on nose and how to treat?

Dermatitis seborrhea on nose and how to treat?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is not usually primarily on the nose. It tends to be on the cheeks along side the nose and in the eyebrows. Check with your dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. Seborrheic dermatitis (as well as some other conditions) are improved with Ketoconazole Cream and Hydrocortisone cream both available over the counter. But diagnosis first. ...Read more

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What is treatment for seborrhea in a toddler?

What is treatment for seborrhea in a toddler?

Nothing special: Most toddlers outgrow seborrhea fairly promptly. If you wish to treat it anyway, you can use any of the otc anti-seborrhea shampoos in small amounts, but be careful not to let it get in his/her eyes. If it's unusually recalcitrant or severe, see a dermatologist for a prescription-strength product. ...Read more

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I have mild to moderate acne, along with seborrhea and localised redness. I have tried several treatments but non worked long term, what u recommen?

I have mild to moderate acne, along with seborrhea and localised redness. I have tried several treatments but non worked long term, what u recommen?

Mild acne treatment: Keep it simple.
Gentle exfoliation - light Beta Hydroxy acid wah
Degrease - Benzyol Peroxide
Cleanse - any non detergent soap
Treat - Tretinoin or Retinol
Topical Metrogel or Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) T

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Will apple cider vinegar cure seborrhea?

Will apple cider vinegar cure seborrhea?

It helps many: Cure is a major claim for a condition like seborrhea, which tends to be chronic, but many people report apple cider vinegar to be very helpful. Nothing helps everyone, but earthclinic. Com has a discussion about different home remedies & the seborrhea section has 45 "yeas" and 6 "nays" for apple cider vinegar, a pretty good ratio. See www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/seborrheic_dermatitis. Html#acv_76022. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my sons seborrhea?

How do I get rid of my sons seborrhea?

Try a shampoo...: ...With either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide. (if your son is very young, take care not to allow the shampoo to get in his eyes.) if none of those are strong enough you'll have to visit a dermatologist to get a prescription-strength shampoo, plus perhaps a steroid foam or lotion. ...Read more

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Can seborrhea trigger migraines?

Can seborrhea trigger migraines?

Perhaps, not liely: There r multiple possible triggers to migraine, as spelled out in prior answers. I suspect that what lies beneath the skin of your question (pun intended), is if it is a stressor for you, could it trigger migraine--and then the answer is a definite yes. Can't generalize--as is said: one person's pain could be another one's gain. Crazy--yes; so is much of life's realities. C derm: rx the seborrhea. ...Read more

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Can I get seborrhea from train seat?

Can I get seborrhea from train seat?

No.: The cause of seborrhea isn't precisely known, but I feel very comfortable in saying that train seats are not even a candidate. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis be genetic? I have used a few different kinds of cream unsuccessful, last resort was protopic, was effective.

Can seborrheic dermatitis be genetic? I have used a few different kinds of cream unsuccessful, last resort was protopic, was effective.

Yes: Sensitive and allergic skin has a strong genetic component. In fact, syndromes exist that are very predictable and often are inherited. Atopic (allergic) syndromes often involve sensitive skin, allergies, and asthma. ...Read more

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How could I stop seborrhea?

How could I stop seborrhea?

SeborrheicDermatitis: Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis is not usually treated with an internal medicine. Topically it can be treated with both an anti fungal shampoo such as ketoconazole and a topical steroid lotion. It could be treated with internal ketoconazole pills but these have potential side effects and. Liver function studies would need to be monitored with blood tests. ...Read more

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Can I get seborrhea from train seat?

No.: The cause of seborrhea isn't precisely known, but I feel very comfortable in saying that train seats are not even a candidate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: seborrhea?

What is the definition or description of: seborrhea?

Seborrhea: A red, sometimes itchy rash with scales, related to dandruff. It often is present on the scalp and around the nose and eyebrows, but can also appear on the chest and under the arms. The yeast malassezia may play a role and many treatments target this yeast as well as the inflammation in the skin. ...Read more

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Can seborrhea trigger migraines?

Perhaps, not liely: There r multiple possible triggers to migraine, as spelled out in prior answers. I suspect that what lies beneath the skin of your question (pun intended), is if it is a stressor for you, could it trigger migraine--and then the answer is a definite yes. Can't generalize--as is said: one person's pain could be another one's gain. Crazy--yes; so is much of life's realities. C derm: rx the seborrhea. ...Read more

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What can you do for seborrhea dermatitis?

What can you do for seborrhea dermatitis?

Control it: Most cases can be controlled adequately with a good over-the-counter anti-seborrhea shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream. Stubborn cases require prescription products. But it will always come back and require re-treatment, because the yeast that causes it is a normal component of your skin. ...Read more

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Oilly seborrhea, is there any natural cure?

Several: Nothing's more "natural" than sulfur and coal tar. They used to be the mainstay, though perhaps you can find some remedies that are less messy / smelly. ...Read more

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What can I do about seborrhea on my eyebrows?

Seborrhea: Try ketoconazole shampoo or cream, zinc shampoo, tar shampoo, or over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. Not a cure, just offers possible control. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure a seborrhea skin blemish?

How can I quickly cure a seborrhea skin blemish?

Control but no cure: There is no permanent cure for dandruff. Over the counter products such as Nizoral (ketoconazole) 1% shampoo, t/gel or t/sal shampoos can help. If this is not enough, see a dermatologist who can help you find the best prescription regimen. ...Read more

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Can I have seborrhea dermatitis and live a happy life?

Can I have seborrhea dermatitis and live a happy life?

Yes: I've had it since childhood and managed it. It's one of the less difficult things for which I need to care. You need to educate yourself about it and stay on top of it. Especially, a mix of antifungals and (sparing) glucocorticoids will probably prove most helpful. ...Read more

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How long does it take for seborrhea keratosis lesions to reappear?

How long does it take for seborrhea keratosis lesions to reappear?

May not if removed w: Depends on your genetic background and how well taken off [deeper tissue freeze or cutting off, if comes back usually at least 2-3 months but varies. ...Read more

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Can seborrhea keratosis lesions on the back be scraped cleanly off?

Yes: They are easy to remove by scraping or by liquid nitrogen. ...Read more

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Is there anything that you can do at hoome for seborrhea dermatitis?

Is there anything that you can do at hoome for seborrhea dermatitis?

Keep clean: Besides your prescription medications, keeping your skin clean will help the prescribed treatments. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my sons seborrhea?

Try a shampoo...: ...With either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide. (if your son is very young, take care not to allow the shampoo to get in his eyes.) if none of those are strong enough you'll have to visit a dermatologist to get a prescription-strength shampoo, plus perhaps a steroid foam or lotion. ...Read more

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What are the best shampoos to control seborrhea?

Ketoconazole: Nizoral 1% shampoo (ketoconazole) can be very effective over the counter shampoo to control seborrhea. Other over the counter shampoos that contain zinc pyrithirone can also be helpful for this condition. ...Read more

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How do I make sure whether I have seborrhea on my face or not?

How do I make sure whether I have seborrhea on my face or not?

See a dermatologist: Typically dull-red areas with greasy scales. Look at the area between the eyebrows, around the corners of the nose, in the creases from the nose around the mouth, the scalp, around and in the ears, in the navel, under the arms, in the groins, under the breasts. It may be itchy. Dandruff is often prominent. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medicine, natural ways to deal with seborrhea?

What are some alternative medicine, natural ways to deal with seborrhea?

Seborrhea: In "prescription for nutritional healing, " nutrition researcher and certified nutritional consultant phyllis a. Balch states that several herbal remedies may be helpful in treating your seborrheic dermatitis. Dandelion, goldenseal and red clover are commonly used to treat many skin disorders, while emu oil -- which is applied to your skin -- may help reduce inflammation ...Read more

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What is treatment for seborrhea in a toddler?

Nothing special: Most toddlers outgrow seborrhea fairly promptly. If you wish to treat it anyway, you can use any of the otc anti-seborrhea shampoos in small amounts, but be careful not to let it get in his/her eyes. If it's unusually recalcitrant or severe, see a dermatologist for a prescription-strength product. ...Read more

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What can I do to help 6 year old girl with seborrhea?

What can I do to help 6 year old girl with seborrhea?

Special shampoos: Seborrhea can be treated with special shampoos, and in moderate to severe cases, with topical steroid foams or creams. I find the otc t-gel shampoo to work in many patients. Your physician can also prescribe a shampoo. If this fails, your daughter may need a topical corticosteroid foam or cream, but I truly would recommend trying the shampoos twice weekly first. ...Read more

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Seborrheic Dermatitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, ...Read more


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