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Doctor insights on: Seborrheic Dermatitis Of The Scalp In Children

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What cause of ceborric dermatitis in child?

What cause of ceborric dermatitis in child?

See below.: Seborrheic dermatitis is aggravated by changes in humidity, changes in seasons, trauma (eg, scratching), or emotional stress, but someone has to have an underlying tendency to it for it to show up at all. Depending on where it is, how severe it is, and how old you child is, there are treatments available. Your child's doctor can work with you to find the best treatment for your child. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between dandruff ahd seborrheic dermatitis? I have large flakes in certain areas of my scalp, especially around the edges.

What is the difference between dandruff ahd seborrheic dermatitis?  I have large flakes in certain areas of my scalp,  especially around the edges.

Same: dandruff refersto the flaking part of seborrhea ( Oily scalp condition) and seborrheic drmatitis is seborrhea with skin ( scalp) inflammation. Easily treated with most oTC dandruff meds. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp and the exterior of the ears?

How can I get rid of seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp and the exterior of the ears?

I can discuss: Seborrheic dermatitis of scalp (but I am not sure if you are referring to the external ear canal) or the external ear itself. 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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Is eczema cause of itchy skin all over the body or just the affected(infected) area?

Is eczema cause of itchy skin all over the body or just the affected(infected) area?

Eczema and itch: Eczema usually starts on dry skin. Patches of eczema usually itch more intensely but dry skin over the body can be itchy as well. ...Read more

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What is the difference in appearance of scalp ringworm and alopecia? Can scalp ringworm appear like a normal unirriated bald patch on the scalp?

What is the difference in appearance of scalp ringworm and alopecia? Can scalp ringworm appear like a normal unirriated bald patch on the scalp?

Sometimes difficult-: It can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between the two. Indeed, sometimes it can look like an unirritated bald spot. Usually you can see some scaly/crusty areas to the skin. If there is a lot of uncertainty and you really want a "for sure" answer, see a dermatologist who can do scrapings or even a biopsy to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Can scalp psoraisis nd scalp seborreic dermatitis occur at the same time?

Yes...SeboPsoriasis: This is quite common and we give it the name, "SeboPsoriasis" Treatment involves addressing both the psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis components. See a dermatologist and they can help you tremendously. Good Luck ...Read more

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Is homeopathic treatment more effective in skin infections of the feet, particularly in case of psoriasis?

Is homeopathic treatment more effective in skin infections of the feet, particularly in case of psoriasis?

Effective? Yes.: Homeopathic treatment can be effective in psoriasis, a chronic condition. But your question asks whether it's "more effective" -- so i wonder what you're comparing it to? In a 2009 study, homeopathic treatment improved symptom severity compared to those receiving conventional treatment alone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19192019 is this what you were wondering? ...Read more

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Common small)dandruff and areas of yellowish dry scales of dandruff. Scalp without redness or silver scales. Some itching and soreness on those places?

Common small)dandruff and areas of yellowish dry scales of dandruff. Scalp without redness or silver scales. Some itching and soreness on those places?

P and S shampoo is: the best for this, i don't know if they even make it anymore. Always concerned about superinfection so see derm ...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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Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?

Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?

Its NOT eczema: I think you have PSORIASIS from the way you describe your scalp. See a Dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis since the treatment is different. In the meantime you can try SELSUN Shampoo (OTC) Be Well ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis occur on scalp in a 19 year old adult?

Can atopic dermatitis occur on scalp in a 19 year old adult?

Yes: Several other skin conditions also occur. Best to see a dermatologist. Is there eczema anywhere else? Itch? Any treatment so far? Scales or flakes? ...Read more

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Can lamictel reduce the itchiness of atopic dermatitis?

Can lamictel reduce the itchiness of atopic dermatitis?

No: Lamictal was originally developed as an anti-seizure medication but is now mostly used for bipolar disorders. It has a list of possible side effects longer than your arm, even if you are a gibbon - and one of those side effects is itching. There are plenty of legitimate treatments for pruritus due to atopic dermatitis; try Allegra or claritin, (loratadine) or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of irritant contact dermatitis around the mouth and chin area?

What are some common causes of irritant contact dermatitis around the mouth and chin area?

Foods and lip balms: Look at any lip balms that you use as well as foods. If the irritant is removed the rash should go away within a couple of days. ...Read more

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Skin peeling excessively in the palms of my hands? Is it a type of eczema?

Skin peeling excessively in the palms of my hands?  Is it a type of eczema?

Can be: It could also just be dry skin. The fact it is excessive kind of implies to me that you are unable to control the condition to your liking. Therefore, i wold recommend a visit to the dermatologist who likely will be able to help solve your problem or keep it at bay and minimize it. (sometimes if hands exposed to excess water like when doing dishes or harsh checmical this can also occur.). ...Read more

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Can Rosacea , Seborheic derm. ,milk allergy , stomach sensitivity and toe fungus or althletes feet , all be connected to yeast overgrowth in the body?

Can Rosacea , Seborheic derm. ,milk allergy , stomach sensitivity and toe fungus or althletes feet , all be connected to yeast overgrowth in the body?

No: The so-called Candidiasis syndrome has never been supported by scientific findings. All of the above-mentioned issues are very common occurrences although unusual for one to have all of the probles at the same time. Having said that, sehorrhea is considered to be an untoward reaction to Pityrosporium orbiculare, a fungus found normally on adult skin. ...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