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Polytar (coal tar) shampoo for psoriasis, what else?

Polytar (coal tar) shampoo for psoriasis, what else?

Many options: Sooner or later your scalp will get used to the tar shampoo - or you will get tired of smelling like you got dipped in creosote - so get several therapeutic shampoos and rotate them. Other good active ingredients are zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, and salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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Can Inonotus obliquus-chaga mushroom cure my skin disorder(seb.dermatitis.)?

Can Inonotus obliquus-chaga mushroom cure my skin disorder(seb.dermatitis.)?

Unlikely: Unfortunately an ailment like seborrheic dermatitis tends to be a chronic inflammatory disorder with limited data in regards to curative treatment. The Chaga mushroom has demonstrable anti-inflammatory properties and has been reported to help conditions like seborrheic dermatitis. Be aware, the data is limited. It's unlikely to harm you in topical form but may provide limited help. Good luck. ...Read more

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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!

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

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How are sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema different?

How are sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema different?

Sometimes overlap: Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can often overlap with scalp psoriasis in a disease termed sebopsoriasis. Both conditions are from scalp inflammation. The treatments are often quite similar using topical steroid solutions/shampoos/foams and keratolytic (scale removing) shampoos and topicals. See a dermatologist to see if you have one or the other or the combined form (sebopsoriasis). ...Read more

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Whats suggested shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Whats suggested shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used in the treatment of dandruff, which can be a chronic and embarrassing condition that likely will not completely go away but can be successfully treated. Dandruff usually can be treated with over-the-counter medications.... ...Read more

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Can coconut oil treat tinea versicolor?

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Can coconut oil treat tinea versicolor?

Maybe: Tinea versicolor is caused by a pretty tough little fungus that lives on your skin. Coconut oil has lauric acid in it, and this is thought to help with foot fungus and have other anti-fungal properties. While there are some reports of it helping, there are many other tree oils that help. So, if you want to try it it likely wont hurt you, but modern antifungals work very well too. ...Read more

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Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

possibly: The distribution pattern for eczema is fairly predictable, while "ring worm" which is a superficial fungus infection can occur anywhere on the body including scalp, beard, trunk, groin, foot. Both rashes can be itchy, but eczema is really itchy. Eczema responds well to cortisone creams/ointments, while cortisone can potentially worsen ringworm. Doc can scrape the lesion and culture for fungus. ...Read more

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Which shampoo is better: polytar (coal tar) or oilatum?

Which shampoo is better: polytar (coal tar) or oilatum?

For dry scalp or...: For psoriasis, seborrhea, and bad dandruff, i'd take the polytar (coal tar). For dry scalp alone, i'd take the oilatum. Both can be used on different days. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used dovonex (calcipotriene) 0.005% solution for scalp psoriasis?

Has anyone ever used dovonex (calcipotriene) 0.005% solution for scalp psoriasis?

Yes: This is a medication that has some relief..I suggest you add a topical steroid for any reddness...Dovonex (calcipotriene) helps more with scale. ...Read more

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Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Probably not: Better off not to use medicated anything during the first and second trimesters for obvious reasons. Consult with your OB on anything else before you use it ...Read more

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Hair, skin and nails vitamins , green tea , glutathione , grape seed, alpha lipoic acid , msm , nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Hair, skin and nails vitamins  , green tea , glutathione , grape seed, alpha lipoic acid , msm , nac can I take them during pregnancy.

Pregnancy: A number of the supplements you mentioned are strong antioxidants and affect the redox potential in the cell. The process of cellular differentiation has been shown to be influenced by the redox status of the cell. While it is likely that small amounts of the substances are ok, it is prudent to stick with your prenatal vitamins and avoid substances whose effects are not fully understood. ...Read more

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Is zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis sold also as a cream?

Is zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis sold also as a cream?

See below : Not that I am aware of. If usually comes in a shampoo, but talking to a pharmacist who can compound meds may shed more light and information. ...Read more

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Sir am using betavonate cliquinol skin cream for seberoheic dermatitis. Is it good?

Sir am using betavonate cliquinol skin cream for seberoheic dermatitis. Is it good?

Effective for short : It is a strong combination of steroid and anti fungal antibiotic cream and is very effective without knowing your actual case, it is effective but i will not recommend to be used for long period as it cancause skin thinner than normal skin discolouration of skin strech marks on skin widening of veins on skin so folow the instructions given by your dermatologist or your family doctor. ...Read more

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Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Not directly: As an anti-inflammatory drug some immunosuppression may occur and as such cuold contribute to cancer development in affected individuals who have other risks for cancer. ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis and tinea versicolor, are they related?

One causes the other: Tinea can be caused by several yeast species. Pityrosporum orbiculare (old name: malassezia furfur) is believed to be associated with seborrheic dermatitis. This may be due to the infection or your body's immune response to the infection. It usually responds to antifungals in combination with anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective cream for seborrheic dermatitis facial region ( ketocanzole 2% , ciclopirox 1%, or pimecrolimus 1%)?

Which is the most effective cream for seborrheic dermatitis facial region ( ketocanzole 2% , ciclopirox 1%, or pimecrolimus 1%)?

Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole is my preference. Apply 2x/day for 1-2 weeks, and then you can use a couple of times/week as maintenance/prevention. Short term use of 1% hydrocortisone cream 1-2/x day can be used for a few days also to minimize redness and irritation. Don't use hydrocortisone frequently due to side effects, including the thinning of the skin in this area. ...Read more