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Doctor insights on: Natural Treatment For Seborrheic Dermatitis On Scalp

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

No: Itraconazole is an antifungal drug and will not treat seborrehic dermatitis, if that is what you have. It would be prudent to see a doctor, especially a dermatologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seb K's: Seborrheic Keratoses are benign growths that can grow on any skin surface, head to feet. They don't usually cause "hair loss" but can displace some hair if they grow large in the scalp. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo for scalp psoriasis?

Many types..: Zinc pyrithione based shampoos work well, as tar shampoos (neutrogena), as dose selsun blue and its copies. Also, there are shampoos or scalp lotions that contain salicylic acid, which has a "keratolytic" effect on scales and lifts them off. Finally, local steroids can he also be injected.Pl problem areas, which can. ...Read more

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What is rhe best treatment for candida overgrowth and seborrheic dermatitis on scalp and nose which multivitamin brand is best for candida and seb der?

What is rhe best treatment for candida overgrowth and seborrheic dermatitis on scalp and nose which multivitamin brand is best for candida and seb der?

Seborrheic: dermatitis or "dandruff" can be initially treated with Selsun Blue shampoo in the scalp. Dabbing it on the nose may help. Use as directed . If not improved after a few days, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which natural antifungal thing is best for scalp seb der ? Which topical natural remedy is best for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ?

Which natural antifungal thing is best for scalp seb der ? Which topical natural remedy is best for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ?

NONE: "Natural" does not mean anything is useful or safe. Lead, cyanide, monoxide, and poison ivy are all natural. There are perfectly good shampoos found everywhere which can be used daily if desired. They include Head & Shoulders, Selsun, Nizolal, and others. The generics are just as good. DHS makes several. T-Sal and T-Gel are in every store. ...Read more

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Hi which topical cortisteroid is more effective for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp ?

Hi which topical cortisteroid is more effective for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp ?

Seb Derm : Short term application of a mid potency steroid such as triamcinilone or stronger steroid such as clobetasol may be used safely on the scalp. In addition an anti dandruff shampoo is helpful. ...Read more

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What's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

What's an effective treatment for 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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Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?

Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?

Yes OTC: For patients with seborrheic dermatitis of the face, we suggest treatment with a low potency topical corticosteroid cream, a topical antifungal agent, or a combination of the two. ...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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Hi i've seborrheic dermatitis on scalp i'm using anti dandruff shampoo daily is doing workout is bad for seborrheic dermatitis please advise thx ..

Hi i've seborrheic dermatitis on scalp i'm using anti dandruff shampoo daily is doing workout is bad for seborrheic dermatitis please advise thx ..

Exercise good: Keep working out. You neglected to identify the shampoo.Is it effective? You can use it every day. If it is not satisfactory a prescription will help you. There are several. A dermatologist knows best what to do. Bring whatever you now use if you go. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter treatments for tinea capitis (ringworm of scalp)?

What are some over-the-counter treatments for tinea capitis (ringworm of scalp)?

Stubborn...: Unfortunately, the skin of the scalp is particularly stubborn and most of the time requires oral medication for weeks to months to clear up tinea. It is best to see you doctor or a dermatologist to MAP out a care plan, as the treatment can have side effects, especially on your liver. Wish i had better news, but you are likely wasting time and money using over-the-counter meds for this. ...Read more

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Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Any shampoo: Any shampoo will do. Pick the one you like. If you need a name, Head and Shoulders is as good as any. ...Read more

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Using nizoral (ketoconazole) for facialseborrheic dermatitis . Eases itching but not scaling. What are my best otc options for the scaling?

Using  nizoral (ketoconazole) for facialseborrheic dermatitis . Eases itching but not scaling. What are my best otc options for the scaling?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: You may need an intermittent topical steroid. There is a product called Promiseb which is a nonsteroidal option that can help. I have also had good results with the Avar family of products. You will need to see your dermatologist for prescriptions. Seb derm is controllable,you shouldnt have to live with the flaking. The flaking is in response to the chronic inflammation and is NOT dry skin ...Read more

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What is best treatment for scalp psoriasis?

Steroids: While the best treatment depends on the extent of ur disease and other factors, topical steroids in foam preps work very well to help decrease the size and scaliness of scalp psoriasis. ...Read more

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Which natural antifungal thing is best for scalp seb der ? Which topical natural remedy is best for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ?

NONE: "Natural" does not mean anything is useful or safe. Lead, cyanide, monoxide, and poison ivy are all natural. There are perfectly good shampoos found everywhere which can be used daily if desired. They include Head & Shoulders, Selsun, Nizolal, and others. The generics are just as good. DHS makes several. T-Sal and T-Gel are in every store. ...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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Seborrheic Dermatitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that mainly affects the scalp, causing scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. It can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, ...Read more