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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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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 ?

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

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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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Can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp?

Can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp?

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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What to do if I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp i need help getting rid of it?

Dermatologist: I would see a dermatologist. This physician can prescribe medication that can improve this condition. ...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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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