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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

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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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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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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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, (ketoconazole) 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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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?

Seb der: Seb der? Can't figure out what you mean? Need to know what the etiology of what is going on with your face. Steroids are not recommended for any long term use, especially on your face.
A dermatologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have yeast overgrowth digestion problem and seborrheic dermatitis on scalp. Is eating carpylic acid will help to get rid of it??

What to do if I have yeast overgrowth digestion problem and seborrheic dermatitis on scalp. Is eating carpylic acid will help to get rid of it??

Probably won't help: Intestinal "yeast overgrowth" and "systemic candidiasis" are controversial at best. Most physicians consider them urban myths, which is my view. Certainly these things have nothing to do with seborrheic dermatitis, and I doubt caprylic acid will help either problem. It's probably harmless, so feel free to try. But probably you'll do best with a traditional MD to evaluate your GI and skin symptoms. ...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?

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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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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What to do if I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp I need help getting rid of it?

What to do if I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp I need help getting rid of it?

Dermatologist: I would see a dermatologist. This physician can prescribe medication that can improve this condition. ...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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I have severe seborrheic dermatitis, which hormones should I get tested?

I have severe seborrheic dermatitis, which hormones should I get tested?

Seborrheic 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 to seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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How did I get seborrheic dermatitis? It's not in my family

Seborrheic derm: The cause of seb derm is not known. Most people get seborrheic dermatitis to some extent. It is thought to be related to overgrowth of a yeast in hair follicles, called malassezia furfur. That is why we use antifungal shampoos to help control it. Seborrheic dermatitis flares commonly with season changes and stress. Severe seb derm needs to be evaluated for certain systemic conditions. ...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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I get this white, flakey crumbly stuff on my ears and around & just inside the opening to the ear canal. Clobetasol helps. Seborrheic dermatitis?

I get this white, flakey crumbly stuff on my ears and around & just inside the opening to the ear canal. Clobetasol helps. Seborrheic dermatitis?

Probably: It probably is seborrheic dermatitis especially if you get flaking on the sides of your nose your eyebrows and your scalp or chest areas. However clobetasol is too strong for that area. Have it checked out by a dermatologist to determine the best and safest treatment plan. ...Read more

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I think I have seborrheic dermatitis I can't eat only chicken and wheat with reat of all foods I get itchy flaky scalp and dry hands how to treat?

I think I have seborrheic dermatitis I can't eat only chicken and wheat with reat of all foods I get itchy flaky scalp and dry hands how to treat?

See a dermatologist: Itching and flaking scalp can be caused by a lot of things. Certain food sensitivities can contribute to these symptoms, but so can many other things including medications, stress, psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis (among many causes). I would see a dermatologist or allergist to see about helping you find the cause and a solution and how to control the symptoms. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What would you suggest I do to control or get rid of seborrehic dermatitis?

Seborrheic derm: Dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) is a chronic skin condition that can be treated but not cured. It tends to flare with season changes and when a person is experiencing stress. Over the counter dandruff shampoos are a good place to start treating dandruff and most of the time do a good job helping. Severe dandruff needs to be seen by a doctor for some prescriptions and for possible tests. ...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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How will seborrheic dermatitis affect the body?

How will seborrheic dermatitis affect the body?

Itchy red flakes: Seborrheic dermatitis usually involves susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which as an affinity for oil or sebum which is why the rash occurs in parts of the body secreting more oil such as the scalp, face, chest and upper back. ...Read more

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Seborrheic dermatitis not improving, what to do?

Seborrheic dermatitis not improving, what to do?

Since we don't know: What treatments have been done to date, the only recommendation that can be made is to consult with dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Promiseb Complete for seborrheic dermatitis. Is there a generic medication instead?

There are other crea: Promiseb costs over$100!!!!! Insurance often will not cover or require a huge co-pay. But you can wash with zinc pyrethium or selenium sulfide (Head and Shoulders etc.). Best in shower, wash scalp, face, chest. Rub in OTC azole cream costing about $5: miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole. Rub in OTC hydrocortisone cream. Can combine 1 from each group. There are also prescriptions which are cheap ...Read more

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How do I know if I have folliculitis or seborrheic dermatitis?

How do I know if I have folliculitis or seborrheic dermatitis?

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

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Opinions on what's a quick way to treat rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis?

Nothing quick: 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
Medical treatments:
several antibiotics
Photo facials
some chemical peels
speak to a dermatologist all of there require several treatments ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a quick way to treat rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis?

I was wondering what's a quick way to treat rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis?

2 different disease: These are two different disease processes that require different approaches. Unfortunately there is no quick solution. ...Read more

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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


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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more