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Dr. Vicki Levine
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Biopsy of facial rash showed seborrheic dermatitis despite lupus symptoms with all neg blood work. is biopsy accurate? stain test wasn't used

Biopsy of facial rash showed seborrheic dermatitis despite lupus symptoms with all neg blood work. is biopsy accurate? stain test wasn't used

Maybe not Lupus?: Have you seen a rheumatologist? There are other diseases that can cause symptoms of Lupus but not be that disease. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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Dr. Arthur Balin
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For what reasons haven't they found a cure (or even discovered the true cause) for seborrheic dermatitis?

For what reasons haven't they found a cure (or even discovered the true cause) for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatiti: There are more than one cause for seborrheic dermatitis. A common cause is due to the following mechanism. An organism malassezia furfur lives in the oil glands in many people. However some people become allergic to the organism. Once allergic (like with poison ivy) you will be allergic forever. Redness, scaling, itching are symptoms of the inflammatory reaction. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Can a high fat diet cause seborrheic dermatitis?

No.: There is no credible evidence of a link between the two, to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicki Levine
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Dr. Robert Levine
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I have been diagnose with seborrheic dermatitis and it has caused hypopigmentataion spots on my face what can I do please help?

I have been diagnose with seborrheic dermatitis and it has caused hypopigmentataion spots on my face what can I do please help?

Hypopigmentation: Anytime there is inflammation on the skin especially in darker skin, there could be hypo or hyperpigmentation (light or dark spots) left behind. This typically resolves with time unless further inflammation occurs. A proper diagnosis and treatment plan should be conducted by a skin doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Does thyroid disease cause seborrheic dermatitis?

Does thyroid disease cause seborrheic dermatitis?

NO: I am not aware of any associated between seborrheic dermatitis but hypothyroidism can lead to dry flaky skin so may make worse or look like seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Can an allergy cause or worsen seborrheic dermatitis?

Can an allergy cause or worsen seborrheic dermatitis?

Atopy: Allergies, asthma and 'atopic' skin conditions (Seborrhea , eczema, etc) are all rooted from the same immune mechanism and often time flare up together. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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Can bananas trigger my seborrheic dermatitis ? I read somewhere that banana can make dandruff worse I'm really scared cause I just got rid of my dandr

Can bananas trigger my seborrheic dermatitis ? I read somewhere that banana can make dandruff worse I'm really scared cause I just got rid of my dandr

Seborrheic dermatiti: You can get dandruff ,seborrhea as an food allergy reaction. if it comes back, stop the bananas and see if it goes away, f/u with allergist they can do skin testing ...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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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


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