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Dandruff Vs Seborrheic Dermatitis
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
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
How to differentiate between psoriasis, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis given that sd can sometimes be yellow?
See a doctor: Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by itching and flaking of the skin on your scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. ...Read more
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
I had persistent red face and sometimes dandruffs on beard especially at winter. How can know if it rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis?
Consult Dermatologis: It is difficult to say. I suggest you consult a Dermatologist or your Primary care doctor to find out what you have and get it treated appropriately ...Read more
What is the difference between dandruff ahd seborrheic dermatitis? I have large flakes in certain areas of my scalp, especially around the edges.
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
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?
Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?
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
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
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
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
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
Define "permanent": Most cases can be controlled adequately with a good over-the-counter anti-seborrhea shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream. Stubborn cases require prescription products. But it will always come back and require re-treatment, because the yeast that causes it is a normal component of your skin. If you're looking for a one-time, permanent cure, it doesn't exist; at least not yet. ...Read more
Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a common disorder that is believed to be caused by a yeast. Most treatments are geared at reducing the yeast. Such treatments include nizoral, (ketoconazole) head and shoulders, and selsun blue. Tar shampoos and corticosteroids can be used as well. This condition rarely results in hair loss.
Treating the dandruff, usually clears the dry scalp. One can use scalp oils. ...Read more
Shampoos: Over the counter shampoos that may help seborrheic dermatitis include head & shoulders, nizoral, (ketoconazole) selsun blue, and neutrogena t/gel. Sometimes cycling shampoos over time helps control this condition better. If these are not helping, consult a dermatologist for prescription treatment options. ...Read more
Shampoos or lotions: Several ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis. On the scalp, prescription shampoos can be used such as ketoconazole or clobetasol shampoo. Topical corticosteroids or anti-inflammatory medications can control the redness or scaling symptoms. Over the counter shampoos can be helpful in mild cases that contain selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione. ...Read more
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
Not typical: These are two different dermatological conditions.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
some chemical peels
speak to a dermatologist all of there require several treatments ...Read more
2 different disease: These are two different disease processes that require different approaches. Unfortunately there is no quick solution. ...Read more
Where?: Where is the seborrheic dermatitis? How controlled? Electric razor best if used on dry skin. Most efficient on short whiskers, so best strategy is to shave VERY GENTLY TWICE A DAY. Shaving more frequently means it is easier, faster, less irritating. Avoid pressing it, avoid going over and over. Do not try for a perfect shave or a close shave. ...Read more
Relax: Seborrheic dermatitis is manageable if you're willing to work at it. Ketoconazole, coal tar, sulfur, blue shampoo, and judicious use of topical glucocorticoids are your friends. You list only "Eumovate" topical steroid and this is only one component of good management. Unlike rosacea, it's not much exacerbated by alcohol and shouldn't govern your decision to drink or not. It does not produce scar ...Read more
You and me: There are plenty more. I've dealt with it for a lifetime, and the key is to learn everything you can about it, so your personal physician can be an effective partner working with you in managing your illness. You won't find a group that meets, as you might for psoriasis, since by an large if the diagnosis is correct, it's manageable. Don't overlook older remedies or overuse glucocorticoids. Cheers ...Read more