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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...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

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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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I have been diagnose with seborrheic dermatitis and it has caused hypopigmentataion spots on my face what can I do please help?

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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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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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

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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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Can seborrheic dermatitis cause a positive tissue transglutaminase IgA antibody, low level?

No: In and of itself, seborrheic dermatitis does not cause any significant immunologic disorders although certain diseases do have an association with seborrheic dermatitis-like rashes such as zinc deficiency syndromes and parkinsonism, for instance. Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis cause pustules and papules? I've been diagnosed with seb derm but can't find any information about this.

Can seborrheic dermatitis cause pustules and papules? I've been diagnosed with seb derm but can't find any information about this.

Usually not: Please consult this site for authoritative information on this topic. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-dermatitis/basics/definition/CON-20031872 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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Is it true picking at sores from Seborrheic dermatitis on scalp cause skin cancer bc they don't get chance to heal? I try not to but it's hard.

Is it true picking at sores from Seborrheic dermatitis on scalp cause skin cancer bc they don't get chance to heal? I try not to but it's hard.

No that is not true: But instead of picking first try salicylic acid shampoo and see dermatologist for great topical prescriptions to remove scales 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?

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

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