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Doctor insights on: Accutane And Seborrhea Dermatitus On Scalp

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Doctors recommend use ketoconazole shampoo use twice weekly. For seborrheic dermatitis scalp why we cant use it everyday?what shampoo for everyday ?

Doctors recommend use ketoconazole shampoo use twice weekly. For seborrheic dermatitis scalp why we cant use it everyday?what shampoo for everyday ?

Go right ahead: It's a good start for seborrhea and will help. There are a variety of others you can use in conjunction with it, including some old "natural healing" favorites -- sulfur, coal tar. You'll never cure it, but you can manage it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when i eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available ?

I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when i eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available ?

Atopic Dermatitis: You may have atopic dermatitis (ad) rather than seborrhea. About 40% of persons with ad have food allergy triggers. Allergy testing might reveal allergic triggers that you are unaware of, and avoidance these could make a big difference. Consult an allergist. ...Read more

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What to eat for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ? And what to avoid ?

What to eat for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ? And what to avoid ?

Seborrheic dermatiti: There is no correlation between seborrheic dermatitis and food so you can eat whatever you like. You're better off using a dandruff shampoo to address the problem. ...Read more

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My seborrheic dermatitis is at it worst on my scalp, any effective cure?

My seborrheic dermatitis is at it worst on my scalp, any effective cure?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: You may try ketoconazole 2% shampoo or selenium sulfide 2.5% shampoo. If still ineffective you may have to see Dermatology for prescription strength product. ...Read more

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What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and just having a dry scalp?

What is  the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and just having a dry scalp?

Greasy vs dry: Seborrheic dermatitis is usually caused by susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which has a propensity for oil or sebum. It can occur on scalp, face, and torso. Dry scalp can be caused by many skin conditions including eczema or psoriasis. Eczema usually responds to topical steroids whereas sebborheic dermatitis usually requires a topical antifungal in addition to a steroid. ...Read more

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Hi which topical cortisteroid is more effective for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp ?

Seb Derm : Short term application of a mid potency steroid such as triamcinilone or stronger steroid such as clobetasol may be used safely on the scalp. In addition an anti dandruff shampoo is helpful. ...Read more

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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Seborrheic Dermatitis (Definition)

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs in all ages. It is common in the first year of life. It is due to sebaceous gland. It causes diffuse scaling of scalp and ...Read more