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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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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1. Can the hair caused by seborrheic dermatitis regrow? How long does it take? 2. What kind of foods that cause seborrheic dermatitis

1. Can the hair caused by seborrheic dermatitis regrow? How long does it take?  2. What kind of foods that cause seborrheic dermatitis

? hair loss: I assume you meant to ask about hair loss from seborrheic dermatitis. Once you control it and stop scratching, the hair will start to grow back. No foods cause this problem. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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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

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)

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