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Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Any shampoo: Any shampoo will do. Pick the one you like. If you need a name, Head and Shoulders is as good as any. ...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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Whats suggested shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Whats suggested shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used in the treatment of dandruff, which can be a chronic and embarrassing condition that likely will not completely go away but can be successfully treated. Dandruff usually can be treated with over-the-counter medications.... ...Read more

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What shampoo should I use for seborrheic dermatitis?

What shampoo should I use for seborrheic dermatitis?

Look for one...: ...With either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide. 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 should I do if I have seborrheic dermatitis and i've tried two shampoos help!?

What should I do if I have seborrheic dermatitis and i've tried two shampoos help!?

Dry scalp: Mild dry scalp can be treated with over the counter shampoos containing selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione or coal tar, or salicylic acid. Moderate to severe cases may need to be evaluated by a doctor for prescription grade medications. ...Read more

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Is there a definitive cure for seborrheic dermatitis? I'm sick of head and shoulders shampoo and being scared of a flare up.

Seborrheic dermatiti: Best thing to do is see a good dermatologist and get on a preventive and treatment program. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis? Is there any harm in using sd shampoo if it's only dandruff?

How can I tell the difference between dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis? Is there any harm in using sd shampoo if it's only dandruff?

Pretty much the same: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi i've seborrheic dermatitis on scalp i'm using anti dandruff shampoo daily is doing workout is bad for seborrheic dermatitis please advise thx ..

Hi i've seborrheic dermatitis on scalp i'm using anti dandruff shampoo daily is doing workout is bad for seborrheic dermatitis please advise thx ..

Exercise good: Keep working out. You neglected to identify the shampoo.Is it effective? You can use it every day. If it is not satisfactory a prescription will help you. There are several. A dermatologist knows best what to do. Bring whatever you now use if you go. ...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 hv chronic dandruff wd itching & Hairfall.if I don't shampoo for 1 day my scalp starts stinking & itching bad. seborrheic dermatitis suggestions plz?

I hv chronic dandruff wd itching & Hairfall.if I don't shampoo for 1 day my scalp starts stinking & itching bad. seborrheic dermatitis suggestions plz?

What's been tried?: There are lots of options. Sometimes scalp odor is due to your particular bacterial flora rather than a fungus. Have you tried a daily sulfur shampoo? This is likely to give you a good result. ...Read more

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I suspect I have Seborrheic dermatitis. What concerns me is that lots of hair falls out every time I shampoo. Scalp itches with water.

I suspect I have Seborrheic dermatitis. What concerns me is that lots of hair falls out every time I shampoo. Scalp itches with water.

See derm: People with seborrhea may have a lot of dandruffs but do not lose hair. You need to consult a dermatologist re. the cause for your hair loss (iron def, thyroid disease, autoimmune disorders , contact allergy etc) ...Read more

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If seborrheic dermatitis is related to genetics, why didn't I have any signs or probs w skin as a child? It showed up suddenly and aggressively.

If seborrheic dermatitis is related to genetics, why didn't I have any signs or probs w skin as a child? It showed up suddenly and aggressively.

Onset of derm: It is likely that your underlying predisposition to these skin issues has been activated by a trigger or combination of them. Skin ailments in the atopic realm can be aggravated by a large variety of instigators including environment, hygiene products, allergies, illness, hormonal changes, stress, diet, medications, etc. etc. etc. ...Read more

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How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in babys face?

How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in babys face?

Shampoo: Gently wash with baby shampoo daily. Apply otc Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream------about $5 in pharmacy or supermarket. Use otc Hydrocortisone only occasionally, not every day. ...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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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 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

Dr. Emily Altman
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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


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more