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How can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?

How can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?

Possible food allerg: Could be a food sensitvity and/or deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids (usually supplemented by taking fish oils). Try eliminating foods such as grains and dairy for a couple of weeks. These are the most common culprits. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp and the exterior of the ears?

How can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp and the exterior of the ears?

I can discuss: Seborrheic dermatitis of scalp (but I am not sure if you are referring to the external ear canal) or the external ear itself. 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 to use to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?

What to use to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?

Look for a shampoo..: ...With either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide (or a combination of them). If none of those are strong enough you'll have to visit a dermatologist to get a prescription-strength shampoo, plus perhaps a steroid foam or lotion. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp?

Can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp?

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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I am trying to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on face, will hyaluronic acid work?

I am trying to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on face, will hyaluronic acid work?

No: There are numerous otc products for this: when you shampoo, also wash face with hands. Head & shoulders has 2 kinds. Nizoral, selsun, others are easily found & cheap. The generics are just as good. You can get otc Miconazole cream, Clotrimazole cream Hydrocortisone cream. If it fails to respond, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can i get rid of large reddish/brown marks left by seborrheic dermatitis under my sideburns? Will they return to normal colour eventually alone?

How can i get rid of large reddish/brown marks left by seborrheic dermatitis under my sideburns? Will they return to normal colour eventually alone?

Confusing: Ask your dermatologist. PLEVA is not likely to occur on the face and clobetasol is usually contraindicated on the face. Did you really have seborrheic dermatitis? How treated? Still treating? The approach to your dark areas will be determined by the precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
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I have seborrheic dermatitis only on my face. I have got aswollen face and i want to get rid of it. Only steroids work.But I have decided not to use them. I need a friendlymoisturizer. Recommendations?

I have seborrheic dermatitis only on my face. I have got aswollen face and i want to get rid of it. Only steroids work.But I have decided not to use them. I need a friendlymoisturizer. Recommendations?

See dermatologist: There are several other treatments available besides steroids for seborrheic dermatitits. See an experienced dermatologist. What you are experiencing may actually be topical steroid withdrawal syndrome. Good luck. This can be very challenging. ...Read more

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If I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp and behind my ears, what can I do to get rid of this?

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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Dr. Emily Altman
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Nizoral&neutrogena seem to relieve me of the itching from seborrheic dermatitis however don't really get rid of the flakes, how's selsun blue instead?

Nizoral&neutrogena seem to relieve me of the itching from seborrheic dermatitis however don't really get rid of the flakes, how's selsun blue instead?

Seb derm flakes: Washing the hair more frequently, adding a salicylic acid or tar shampoo helps get rid of flakes, as does adding a cortisone solution to help decrease inflammation. If the seborrheic dermatitis is persistent despite treatment, please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when i eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available ?

I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when i eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available ?

Atopic Dermatitis: You may have atopic dermatitis (ad) rather than seborrhea. About 40% of persons with ad have food allergy triggers. Allergy testing might reveal allergic triggers that you are unaware of, and avoidance these could make a big difference. Consult an allergist. ...Read more

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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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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


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