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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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Seborrhea (Definition)

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 ...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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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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Seborrhea dermatitis on nose and ears. How to treat it?

Seborrhea dermatitis on nose and ears. How to treat it?

OTC cortisone: There are several ways to address it: otc cortisone or antifungal. Apply twice a day for a week or two. If persistent, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have suffering from acne on my skin due to Seborrhea Dermatitis oily skin, now I thinking to take Doxycycline 50mg. What u suggest?

I have suffering from acne on my skin due to Seborrhea Dermatitis oily skin, now I thinking to take Doxycycline 50mg. What u suggest?

Do you have both?: Heads up. It's common to have both of these; I did most of my teens and young adult life. For seborrhea, ketoconazole shampoo is helpful and there are a variety of others; just avoid steroids. Never use an antibiotic like doxyxycline as sole Rx for acne, but it may be very helpful in combination with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid. The Rx's you're using now are less helpful for this ...Read more

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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 seborrheic dermatitis ?

What is seborrheic dermatitis ?

Severe dandruff: It's a form of dandruff that affects the scalp, face, and torso. Usually red, scaly, itchy, and greasy. Usually caused by a susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which has a propensity for fatty acids which is why it prefers parts of the body that has more oil secretion. ...Read more

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O I treat seborrheic dermatitis ?

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. ...Read more

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How can I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

How can I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do for seborrheic dermatitis?

What can I do for seborrheic dermatitis?

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. ...Read more

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Some solution for seborrheic dermatitis?

Some solution for seborrheic dermatitis?

Many answers: There are otc shampoo etc for this condition but i often prescribe an antifungal cream or lotion for this condition. ...Read more

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I need help to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

I need help to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Use Cortisone: Seborrheic dermatitis is hard to treat and requires an accurate diagnosis before treatment can be successful. Many GP's are experienced to diagnose it but if there is a doubt, referral to a dermatologist can be helpful. It would help determine the type and strength of steroid preparation which would work in your case. ...Read more

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What increases risk for seborrheic dermatitis?

What increases  risk for seborrheic dermatitis?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

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. ...Read more

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How will seborrheic dermatitis affect the body?

How will seborrheic dermatitis affect the body?

Itchy red flakes: Seborrheic dermatitis usually involves susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which as an affinity for oil or sebum which is why the rash occurs in parts of the body secreting more oil such as the scalp, face, chest and upper back. ...Read more

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Seborrheic dermatitis not improving, what to do?

Seborrheic dermatitis not improving, what to do?

Since we don't know: what treatments have been done to date, the only recommendation that can be made is to consult with dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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What are simple ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

What are simple ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

See a dermatologist: Seborrheic dermatitis a common, harmless, scaling rash affecting the face, scalp and other areas. It occurs most often where the skin is oily. Although it can be very persistent, treatment with regular use of antifungal agents and intermittent use of topical steroids can keep it under control. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Seborrheic Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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Rash (Definition)

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