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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

No: Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause hair loss, but there are other skin conditions that can do that. Hair loss can also be caused by underlying medical problems, like a thyroid disorder, or can be caused by medications. You should see a dermatologist to have this checked out. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to encourage hair regrowth after patchy hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis?

Time: Hair growth after an inflammatory condition like seborrhea takes time for the hair to regrow. I don't think there is any specific way to hurry the process. ...Read more

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Will ILK injections help decrease scalp inflammation/hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis, thus, possibly restore hair growth? Side effects?

Will ILK injections help decrease scalp inflammation/hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis, thus, possibly restore hair growth? Side effects?

ILK: intralesional injection of kenalog (triamcinolone) has been used for a condition called alopacia areata with some success. It might help the lesions improve but probably will not stimulate health growth. ...Read more

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Hair loss, no flaky dandruff, little itchy bumps. Th are consistently below range, TSH normal. Dermatologist says its seborrheic dermatitis. Vitamins?

Hair loss, no flaky dandruff, little itchy bumps. Th are consistently below range, TSH normal. Dermatologist says its seborrheic dermatitis. Vitamins?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Typically caused by overproduction of oils in the skin and a yeast called malassezia. Easy to treat, just follow the recommendations. ...Read more

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Flaky brown skin in my cheeks ...possible causes? (I have seborrheic dermatitis, but flaky skin is normally white) Harm or affect facial hair grow?

Flaky brown skin in my cheeks ...possible causes? (I have seborrheic dermatitis, but flaky skin is normally white) Harm or affect facial hair grow?

Flaky brown skin: May be eczema ( especially since you have seborrheic dermatitis) or fungal. Consider miosturizing with coconut oil , or may need prescription treatment with lotrisone antifungal/ steroid.. Short term should not have effects but if scarring may have effects f/u/ w/ doc ...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


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