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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

No: Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause hair loss, but there are other skin conditions that can do that. Hair loss can also be caused by underlying medical problems, like a thyroid disorder, or can be caused by medications. You should see a dermatologist to have this checked out. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to encourage hair regrowth after patchy hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis?

What's the most effective way to encourage hair regrowth after patchy hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis?

Time: Hair growth after an inflammatory condition like seborrhea takes time for the hair to regrow. I don't think there is any specific way to hurry the process. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Will ILK injections help decrease scalp inflammation/hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis, thus, possibly restore hair growth? Side effects?

Will ILK injections help decrease scalp inflammation/hair loss caused by seborrheic dermatitis, thus, possibly restore hair growth? Side effects?

ILK: intralesional injection of kenalog (triamcinolone) has been used for a condition called alopacia areata with some success. It might help the lesions improve but probably will not stimulate health growth. ...Read more

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Hair loss, no flaky dandruff, little itchy bumps. Th are consistently below range, TSH normal. Dermatologist says its seborrheic dermatitis. Vitamins?

Hair loss, no flaky dandruff, little itchy bumps. Th are consistently below range, TSH normal. Dermatologist says its seborrheic dermatitis. Vitamins?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Typically caused by overproduction of oils in the skin and a yeast called malassezia. Easy to treat, just follow the recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the main differences between psoriasis of the scalp and seborrheic dermatitis? Is there a cure for s. Dermatitis? Why does it happen? Ty dr

What are the main differences between psoriasis of the scalp and seborrheic dermatitis? Is there a cure for s. Dermatitis? Why does it happen?  Ty dr

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. The cause is unknown.Seborrheic dermatitis tends to be chronic, and there's usually no strategy that stops it permanently. But treatments, including many you can try at home, may control your signs and symptoms during a flare-up.See a dermatologist so they can help u. ...Read more

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O I treat seborrheic dermatitis ?

O I treat seborrheic dermatitis
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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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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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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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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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How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in the eyebrows?

How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in the eyebrows?

Same as the scalp: You can use dandruff shampoos on the eyebrows in the same way you treat the scalp- letting the topical sit for 5 minutes (unless it burns) then washing it off. ...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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Would an anti-candida diet help with my seborrheic dermatitis?

Would an anti-candida diet help with my seborrheic dermatitis?

No: I've never heard of an anti-candida diet, and i can't imagine that it would help with much of anything. ...Read more

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Seborrheic dermatitis (natural cure)+ breastfeeding, what to do?

Seborrhea dermatitis: You can do baby oil and rub it through the hair and brush it out with a fine tooth comb. Also, some OTC shampoos can help like Neutrogena T-Gel or Nizoral (ketoconazole)., which are both safe. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have seborrheic dermatitis or ocular rosacea?

How can I tell if I have seborrheic dermatitis or ocular rosacea?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What are non steroidal treatments to treat chronic seborrheic dermatitis of the face?

What are non steroidal treatments to treat chronic seborrheic dermatitis of the face?

Anti-fungal & OTHERS: Antifungal agents work by reducing numbers of malassezia yeast in affected areas of your body. Ketoconazole is found in shampoos, foams, gels and creams. 1% concentration is (otc) and 2% is (rx) prescription. Another anti-fungal is ciclopirox is found in prescription shampoos. Other products are:tacrolimus (protopic) pimecrolimus (elidel), selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione (otc), coal tar (otc). ...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 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