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Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: The condition is caused by a normal yeast organism and will usually respond to lotrimin (clotrimazole). Another useful prescription medicine is ketoconazole. ...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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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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O I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

O I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Seborrheic Dermatitis of scalp. If OTC dandruff shampoo doesn't work, your dermatologist can discuss treatment options wi you. This may include options like Rx strength hydrocortisone, desonide or fluocinolone. Antifunfal shampoo or oral meds, metronidazole, photochemotherapy are some options. ...Read more

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What increases risk for seborrheic dermatitis?

What increases risk for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seb Derm: A yeast (fungus) called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. This codition is not contagious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

What are the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis (seb-o-ree-ik der-muh-ti-tis) is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. In infants, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp is known as cradle cap. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect your face, upper chest, back and other areas of your body that have many oil (sebaceous) glands. ...Read more

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What foods should I especially avoid if I have seborrheic dermatitis?

What foods should I especially avoid if I have seborrheic dermatitis?

None: Food allergy is not associated with seborrheic dermatitis. However, about 1/3 of patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis may have an allergic trigger. Those allergic triggers for atopic dermatitis may be foods such as milk, egg, or peanut or environmental allergies like dust mite. ...Read more

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What's suggested shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

What's 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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How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in the eyebrows?

How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in the eyebrows?

Same as the scalp: You can use dandruff shampoos on the eyebrows in the same way you treat the scalp- letting the topical sit for 5 minutes (unless it burns) then washing it off. ...Read more

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Is seborrheic dermatitis curable by Ayurveda?

No: You can only manage it, and anyone telling you otherwise is deceiving themselves and/or you. It's prone to exacerbations and remissions. If you prefer "natural", a variety of remedies from coal tar to sulfur often work quite nicely. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis interfere with hair growth?

Can seborrheic dermatitis interfere with hair growth?

Not really...: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory condition thought to be related to an over abundance of a bacteria called pityrosporun ovale. The immune system recognizes this bug and attacks it and in the process causes the skin to get inflamed red and itchy. This induces scratching which can then lead to hair breakage which gives one the impression that they are loosing hair but the root is not damaged. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose hair with seborrheic dermatitis?

Is it possible to lose hair with seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: Yes. It can cause inflammation and irritation of the hair follicles and cause hair loss. ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis symptoms. What will the doctor do?

I have seborrheic dermatitis symptoms. What will the doctor do?

Seb Derm: A yeast (fungus) called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. This codition is not contagious. ...Read more

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Is zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis sold also as a cream?

Is zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis sold also as a cream?

See below: Not that I am aware of. If usually comes in a shampoo, but talking to a pharmacist who can compound meds may shed more light and information. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between allergic esophagitis and seborrheic dermatitis?

What is the relationship between allergic esophagitis and seborrheic dermatitis?

No connection: I wasn't aware of any connection. A Medline search of the combined diseases came up with no reports. ...Read more

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What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and just having a dry scalp?

What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and just having a dry scalp?

Greasy vs dry: Seborrheic dermatitis is usually caused by susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which has a propensity for oil or sebum. It can occur on scalp, face, and torso. Dry scalp can be caused by many skin conditions including eczema or psoriasis. Eczema usually responds to topical steroids whereas sebborheic dermatitis usually requires a topical antifungal in addition to a steroid. ...Read more

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Does the malassezia yeast and candida have any relation to seborrheic dermatitis?

Does the malassezia yeast and candida have any relation to seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: Both are involved in seb derm. Especially candida is also involved in numerous other chronic digestive problems and neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression ADHD anxiety foggy thinking etc. To learn more about candida Please visit us www. Ehacstl. Com ...Read more

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Hi which topical cortisteroid is more effective for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp?

Hi which topical cortisteroid is more effective for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp?

Seb Derm: Short term application of a mid potency steroid such as triamcinilone or stronger steroid such as clobetasol may be used safely on the scalp. In addition an anti dandruff shampoo is helpful. ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis around my nose. What's the best solution for it???? Please help

Topical: You may use topical hydrocortisone 1% non prescription strength and ketoconazol 2% together. If not better in 1-2 weeks see dermatologist ...Read more

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Any nutritional tips for seborrheic dermatitis, or other lifestyle suggestions (sleep, stress, etc)?

Any nutritional tips for seborrheic dermatitis, or other lifestyle suggestions (sleep, stress, etc)?

Seb dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is dry flaky skin around the scalp, nose, ears; worse in cold weather. Alternatives to traditional steroid creams is optimizing your vitamin levels such as b and d, adding omega 3 oils, checking to make sure your thyroid is okay and evaluating if you have food intolerances. Use gentle prodcuts, drink lots of water and humidify your house. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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I have been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis but some of my symptoms are similar to demodex mite infestation? Struggling with the itch.

I have been diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis but some of my symptoms are similar to demodex mite infestation? Struggling with the itch.

Minor mystery: Nobody really knows how prevalent demodex is, and what role it may play in some of the dermatitis syndromes especially on the face. ...Read more

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Could seborrheic dermatitis be linked to a food allergy? Is the body mistakingly attacking itself? No fam history, think dairy is the prob.

Could seborrheic dermatitis be linked to a food allergy? Is the body mistakingly attacking itself? No fam history, think dairy is the prob.

No: It is considered to be from an reaction to overgrowth of an usually innocuous resident fungus on most adult skin (Pityorsporum orbiculari) especially when the skin is oily. Twice weekly topical antifungal agent often works well. ...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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I had paint in my face and I washed it off with a product containing methylparaben...can this affect my seborrheic dermatitis or beard growth?

I had paint in my face and I washed it off with a product containing methylparaben...can this affect my seborrheic dermatitis or beard growth?

You're fine: This is a very common product, produced in nature, used by insects to signal each other and so-forth, and is famously non-toxic so far as anybody's been able to show. Of course, since it's in cosmetics, there are folks making stuff up about it being dangerous. You should stop reading internet "scare" stuff. If it were risky, some scientist would have made his/her reputation proving it. ...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


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Rash (Definition)

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