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Dr. Emily Altman
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Seborrheic Dermatitis (Overview)

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, upper chest and back.


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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

Dr. Emily Altman
186 Doctors shared insights

Seborrheic Dermatitis (Overview)

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, upper chest and back.


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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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Seborrheic dermatitis (Tip)

Pick up the phone and ask him/her. No need to feel embarrassed. Common skin condition. ...See more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis have to be a sign of hiv?

Can seborrheic dermatitis have to be a sign of hiv?

No.: Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common skin condition. Because it is an overgrowth of yeast (which is normally on the skin of all of us), it does not indicate a systemic condition. Many people with this condition have warmer body temperatures and tend to perspire more than others, both conditions that encourage yeast to grow. ...Read more

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I have been diagnose with seborrheic dermatitis and it has caused hypopigmentataion spots on my face what can I do please help?

I have been diagnose with seborrheic dermatitis and it has caused hypopigmentataion spots on my face what can I do please help?

Hypopigmentation: Anytime there is inflammation on the skin especially in darker skin, there could be hypo or hyperpigmentation (light or dark spots) left behind. This typically resolves with time unless further inflammation occurs. A proper diagnosis and treatment plan should be conducted by a skin doctor. ...Read more

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Does burning with seborrheic dermatitis mean more hair will fall out? I had a flare up and am using clobetasol. Scalp feels tight and pink in place

Does burning with seborrheic dermatitis mean more hair will fall out? I had a flare up and am using clobetasol. Scalp feels tight and pink in place

Maybe, maybe not: Mild seborrheic scalp dermatitis may not cause any hair loss at all, just a bit itchy, flaky scalp etc...Severe case may cause some hair loss, but prompt and adequate treatment likely will allow the hair to grow back in a months. Just make sure it is not scalp fungus/ringworm as clobetasol can make it feel better initially, but actually will make the lesion bigger/worse over time. Consult doc. ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis, treated with triamcinolone ketaconozole cream, hypopigmentation is visible. How do I regain tone of skin (light brown)?

I have seborrheic dermatitis, treated with triamcinolone ketaconozole cream, hypopigmentation is visible. How do I regain tone of skin (light brown)?

Strong steroid: Triamcinolone is a strong corticosteroid to be treating anything on the face. I would try decreasing to a less potent steroid and moisturizing the area frequently. ...Read more

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Although not indicated for treating seborrheic dermatitis, will Lamisil (terbinafine) affect it?

Although not indicated for treating seborrheic dermatitis, will Lamisil (terbinafine) affect it?

Seb derm RX: Yes, it will help. It is not only anti-fungal, but also anti-inflammatory. There are, however, better treatments such as Loprox and Nizoral available. Lamisil (terbinafine) will not cure it, unfortunately.

http://www. Hindawi. Com/journals/drp/2014/705402/ ...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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Cure seborrheic dermatitis with coconut oil?

Cure seborrheic dermatitis with coconut oil?

No: The resident fungus (pityrosporum orbicularis) on most normal skin can cause seborrhea on some people. This fungus thrives on oil especially olive oil. Thus the less oil on the fact, the better. ...Read more

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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 seborrheic dermatitis be genetic? I have used a few different kinds of cream unsuccessful, last resort was protopic, was effective.

Can seborrheic dermatitis be genetic? I have used a few different kinds of cream unsuccessful, last resort was protopic, was effective.

Yes: Sensitive and allergic skin has a strong genetic component. In fact, syndromes exist that are very predictable and often are inherited. Atopic (allergic) syndromes often involve sensitive skin, allergies, and asthma. ...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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How can I tell the difference between dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis? Is there any harm in using sd shampoo if it's only dandruff?

How can I tell the difference between dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis? Is there any harm in using sd shampoo if it's only dandruff?

Pretty much the same: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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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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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

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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?

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?

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?

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

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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Rash (Definition)

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