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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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What are non steroidal treatments to treat chronic seborrheic dermatitis of the face?

What are non steroidal treatments to treat chronic seborrheic dermatitis of the face?

Anti-fungal & OTHERS: Antifungal agents work by reducing numbers of malassezia yeast in affected areas of your body. Ketoconazole is found in shampoos, foams, gels and creams. 1% concentration is (otc) and 2% is (rx) prescription. Another anti-fungal is ciclopirox is found in prescription shampoos. Other products are:tacrolimus (protopic) pimecrolimus (elidel), selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione (otc), coal tar (otc). ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis and I'm using Physiogel A.I on my face, but I notice that is for dry skin, is there an alternative I can use?

I have seborrheic dermatitis and I'm using Physiogel A.I on my face, but I notice that is for dry skin, is there an alternative I can use?

Better Rx?: This isn't really the most targeted therapy for seborrheic dermatitis. You have a lot of choices. A salicylic acid face wash, or something containing ketoconazole, may be the most helpful. Your physician can guide you. Seborrheic dermatitis isn't curable but is very manageable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the main differences between psoriasis of the scalp and seborrheic dermatitis? Is there a cure for s. Dermatitis? Why does it happen? Ty dr

What are the main differences between psoriasis of the scalp and seborrheic dermatitis? Is there a cure for s. Dermatitis? Why does it happen?  Ty dr

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. The cause is unknown.Seborrheic dermatitis tends to be chronic, and there's usually no strategy that stops it permanently. But treatments, including many you can try at home, may control your signs and symptoms during a flare-up.See a dermatologist so they can help u. ...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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What is seborrheic dermatitis what can cause you to get it?

What is seborrheic   dermatitis what can cause you to get it?

Seborrheic derm: 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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I was prescribed Promiseb Complete for seborrheic dermatitis. Is there a generic medication instead?

There are other crea: Promiseb costs over$100!!!!! Insurance often will not cover or require a huge co-pay. But you can wash with zinc pyrethium or selenium sulfide (Head and Shoulders etc.). Best in shower, wash scalp, face, chest. Rub in OTC azole cream costing about $5: miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole. Rub in OTC hydrocortisone cream. Can combine 1 from each group. There are also prescriptions which are cheap ...Read more

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How do I know if I have folliculitis or seborrheic dermatitis?

How do I know if I have folliculitis or seborrheic dermatitis?

Dandruff: Folliculitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the hair follicles. It appears as a small localized area of pus surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. Dandruff -- those dry, white flakes of skin you brush off your collar or shoulders. Skin cells that grow and die off too fast are the problem with dandruff. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's a quick way to treat rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis?

Opinions on what's a quick way to treat rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis?

Nothing quick: Yu can help avoid exacerbations by avoiding caffeine, heat, intense exercise that leads to a lot of sweating. Avoiding vasodilators like wine and alcoholic beverages Medical treatments: several antibiotics Photo facials some chemical peels speak to a dermatologist all of there require several treatments ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a quick way to treat rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis?

I was wondering what's a quick way to treat rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis?

2 different disease: These are two different disease processes that require different approaches. Unfortunately there is no quick solution. ...Read more

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I am suffering from seborrheic dermatitis, so is shaving head help in treating it or not??

I am suffering from seborrheic dermatitis, so is shaving head help in treating it or not??

Not much: It might be easier to apply topical treatments to the scalp if there isn't hair, but shaving your head won't make the seborrheic dermatitis any better. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?

Possible food allerg: Could be a food sensitvity and/or deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids (usually supplemented by taking fish oils). Try eliminating foods such as grains and dairy for a couple of weeks. These are the most common culprits. ...Read more

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Cure seborrheic dermatitis with coconut oil?

Cure seborrheic dermatitis with coconut oil?

No: The resident fungus (pityrosporum orbicularis) on most normal skin can cause seborrhea on some people. This fungus thrives on oil especially olive oil. Thus the less oil on the fact , the better. ...Read more

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Does seborrheic dermatitis means you have aids?

Not likely: Multiple possible causes. Very common condition. Likely caused by common fungus. Predisposition can be from genetics, diet, low immune system to vitamin deficiency. There are a number of treatments to include otc selnium containing shampoo (ie head and shoulders w/ selenium or selsun blue) and also prescriptions such as steroids and antifungals. If you feel you may have hiv, see your dr. ...Read more

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What to use to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?

Look for a shampoo..: ...With either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide (or a combination of them). 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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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


Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more