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I am suffering from seborrheic dermatitis, so is shaving head help in treating it or not??

I am suffering from seborrheic dermatitis, so is shaving head help in treating it or not??

Not much: It might be easier to apply topical treatments to the scalp if there isn't hair, but shaving your head won't make the seborrheic dermatitis any better. ...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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Can i give my 3 month old son clobetasol propionate cream .05% for seborrheic dermatitis on his head and behind his ears?

Can i give my 3 month old son clobetasol propionate cream .05% for seborrheic dermatitis on his head and behind his ears?

The answer is NO!: Your 3 months old does not need a high potency steroid to cure his seborrheic dermatitis! there are a lot of cheaper and safer creams, ointments, scripts that are very effective.Dermasmoothe oil is a favorite script. Please discuss this w your pediatrician. Never use someone else's script without talking to your pediatrician first. Safety issues are a concern for little ones. ...Read more

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O I treat seborrheic dermatitis ?

O I treat seborrheic dermatitis
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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?

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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Seborrheic dermatitis on face, what to do?

Seborrheic dermatitis on face, what to do?

Likely need prescrip: tons that have antifungals and topical steroids. Also new meds like promised work great. LED light helps a lot too ...Read more

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Can a high fat diet cause seborrheic dermatitis?

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

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