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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Seborrheic Dermatitis

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What is seborrheic dermatitis?

What is seborrheic dermatitis?

Severe dandruff: It's a form of dandruff that affects the scalp, face, and torso. Usually red, scaly, itchy, and greasy. Usually caused by a susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which has a propensity for fatty acids which is why it prefers parts of the body that has more oil secretion. ...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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O I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

O I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

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 treat seborrheic dermatitis?

How can I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Several ways: Scalp would use dandruff shampoos, rotating with nizeral/headnshoulders/tgel/tsal. Leave on 10-15 min before entering shower. Once controlled usa as reg shampoo. For face use baby shampoo or nizeral shampoo to wash and 2-3 x a week otc Hydrocortisone (not every day) should that not work see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for seborrheic dermatitis?

What can I do for seborrheic dermatitis?

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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Some solution for seborrheic dermatitis?

Some solution for seborrheic dermatitis?

Many answers: There are otc shampoo etc for this condition but I often prescribe an antifungal cream or lotion for this condition. ...Read more

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I need help to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

I need help to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Use Cortisone: Seborrheic dermatitis is hard to treat and requires an accurate diagnosis before treatment can be successful. Many GP's are experienced to diagnose it but if there is a doubt, referral to a dermatologist can be helpful. It would help determine the type and strength of steroid preparation which would work in your case. ...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?

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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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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How to remove the scales from seborrheic dermatitis?

How to remove the scales from seborrheic dermatitis?

SEBORRHEIC DERMATITI: Rx to remove scales from seborrheic dermatitis are: tar shampoo, 2 percent salicylic acid in olive oil, corticosteriod lotion, 2 percent Ketoconazole Cream or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo used daily until dandruff is controlled, twice a week thereafter. ...Read more

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What are simple ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

What are simple ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

See a dermatologist: 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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How can your permanently treat seborrheic dermatitis?

How can your permanently treat seborrheic dermatitis?

SEBORRHEIC DERMATITI: Rx to remove scales from seborrheic dermatitis are: tar shampoo, 2 percent salicylic acid in olive oil, corticosteriod lotion, 2 percent Ketoconazole Cream or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo used daily until dandruff is controlled, twice a week thereafter. ...Read more

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What types of foods can affect seborrheic dermatitis?

What types of foods can affect seborrheic dermatitis?

Not the key: Despite "pop" wisdom, food choice isn't the key to managing most illness. If you actually have rosacea instead, spices hot enough to make you flush may make your illness worse. If it's really seborrheic dermatitis, you have a host of very effective, simple medications, some from Mother Nature herself, that will keep you illness under good control. Eat sensibly and treat your illness scnetifically. ...Read more

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Does any one know how to control seborrheic dermatitis?

Does any one know how to control seborrheic dermatitis?

ANTIFUNGAL&STEROID C: You need to use anifungal shampoos if scalp is affected
and skin rash you may need steroid cream with/without antifungal cream
consult your dermatologist or family physician. ...Read more

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How do different medications treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic derm: Ketoconazole is found in shampoos, foams, gels and creams. It's available in over-the-counter products in a 1 percent concentration and prescription products at a 2 percent strength. Some studies show that the 2 percent strength may be more effective. In a small percentage of people, ketoconazole can cause irritation, itching and burning. Prescription promiseb is very effective for seborrheic derm. ...Read more

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

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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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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What is the definition or description of: seborrheic dermatitis?

What is the definition or description of: seborrheic dermatitis?

Dermatitis: 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 other areas of skin. ...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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Can seborrheic dermatitis clear up and then flare up a few days later?

Can seborrheic dermatitis clear up and then flare up a few days later?

Seborrheic Derm: Definitely it can periods where it tends to be less active than other times. I would still follow the instructions from your doctor regarding the treatment of the dermatitis. ...Read more

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Does seborrheic dermatitis ever go away by it self with time? Will I live forever with it?

Does seborrheic dermatitis ever go away by it self with time? Will I live forever with it?

Seb Derm: Depends. This is a fungal issue and fortunately is not a serious problem but rather an irritating and itchy problem. Simple therapy keeps it at bay. ...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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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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When you have seborrheic dermatitis does it mean something is seriously wrong with your body? Or it's not as serious as it feels?

When you have seborrheic dermatitis does it mean something is seriously wrong with your body? Or it's not as serious as it feels?

It's trivial: Hi Meghan -- seborrheic dermatitis is a trivial process kept going by a curious relationship between your body chemistry and a particular tiny fungus. Anyone who tells you that common seborrhea (as opposed to the very severe form that can be seen in AIDS) means your seriously sick is feeding your disinformation. Take charge and start managing your skin scientifically. You deserve to be healthy. ...Read more

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What's 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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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)

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