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I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp. Can the heat from hair dryers affect hair growth or seborrheic dermatitis?
No: Several shampoos are effective and widely available. OK to shampoo every day. ...Read more
I'm sebbhoeric dermatitis.I use nizoral (ketoconazole). But I have some hair loss (not bald patches ) could it be ringworm ? Differentiate ringworm and sebb derm ?
Long list.: Itchy hair can be caused by dry scalp, seborrhea, irritants (hair products/treatments), skin infections (can be ringworm, lice, scabies), insect bites, skin disorders (psoriasis or eczema, for example)... The list is long, so it is best to have your gp or a dermatologist check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't usually result in loss of hair. It just leads to itching and flaking of the skin on the face and in the scalp. I suppose that if you scratched an area enough that there was inflammation, infection, and scarring there could be permanent hair loss. But that wouldn't be due to the seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more
Flaky cheeks/eyebrows, burning, red. History of eczema. Elidel, (pimecrolimus) azoles, tea tree worsening problem. Could it be eczema not seb derm?
Scaly skin, sparse pubic hair, patchy mustache, and underarm hair loss, generalized diffuse hair loss on scalp, slow hair growth, and normal tsh? How?
I have fine, long,color treated hair. Have seborheic dermatitis. Can I use coconut oil/ conditioner b4 washing w/ coal tar shampoo? Shampoo is harsh!
What color????????: Black? Blonde? Red? Other? Tar shampoo is not favored by many and may influence hair color because it is black. Why coconut oil? DHS makes a shampoo and conditioner for dyed hair. Why Metrogel? This is not a treatment for seborrhea. Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrethium, and Selenium Sulfide are much more popular with people treating seborrhea. ...Read more
See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Rash in moustache: Seborrheic dermatitis is common in the moustache/beard area as well as scalp, central face, chest and back. Washing the area gently with a dandruff shampoo may help. If this does not help or if there are open sores or pustules, please see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: You can lose hair due to "ringworm"/fungal infection. The medical term is tinea capitis if it occurs on your scalp, tinea corporis if it occurs on the body, tinea cruris if it occurs in the groin, and tinea pedis if it occurs on the the feet. Once the fungal infection is treated, the hair will return. Best to visit your doctor for further evaluation and fungal testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer