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How can I more effectively manage my seborrheic eczema?

How can I more effectively manage my seborrheic eczema?

Yes: Over the counter agents like selenium sulfide, coal tar or Head n Shoulders as well as a variety of prescription shampoos (higher strength coal tar and selenium sulfide; anti fungal shampoo with or without steroid lotions) can be very helpful. Speak with a medical professional if over the counter shampoos don't help. ...Read more

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What can I use for adult seborrheic eczema on the vagina area? ?

What can I use for adult seborrheic eczema on the vagina area? ?

Simple solution: use a soapy solution of either Head and Shoulders Shampoo or Selsun ( selenium) shampoo applied with Q-tips: leave solution on 5-7 minutes and rinse off twice daily- if not improved, see your GYN. ...Read more

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Acc to doc, I have seborrheic eczema on half my face. Two types of anti-fungal + steroid creams didn't work. What else can I try?

Acc to doc, I have seborrheic eczema on half my face. Two types of anti-fungal + steroid creams didn't work. What else can I try?

Eczema: There are a variety of treatment options for severe eczema, including oral corticosteroids, phototherapy, immune suppressants, biologics and others, but these should all be administered by a Dermatologist. I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about this schedule a virtual appointment with Dr. Yetimyan at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Can I use Travacort, ketoconazole cream, and azelaic acid cream at the same time plus take vibramycin (doxycycline)? Doc prescribed all 4 for seborrheic eczema.

Can I use Travacort, ketoconazole cream, and azelaic acid cream at the same time plus take vibramycin (doxycycline)? Doc prescribed all 4 for seborrheic eczema.

Yes: Drug drug interactions are common and no online list is entirely accurate. The risk of side effects from this combination is extremely small however and this combo is definitely worth a try. Seb eczema difficult disorder to treat. ...Read more

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6 yo w/ seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, CMV igg+, URI july/mid aug, dental treat. In sept. Palpable nodes bilateral up to 1.7cm. Us=reactive. Normal?

6 yo w/ seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, CMV igg+, URI july/mid aug, dental treat. In sept. Palpable nodes bilateral up to 1.7cm. Us=reactive. Normal?

What is normal?: Palpable lymphnodes after an infection are. If they do not resolve need to follow up with your physician. Other symptoms can be due to atopy. Need to have dermatologist and allergist evaluate your child. ...Read more

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How can you tell between seborrheic dermatitis and eczema? Pictures online make me believe it's one or the other. Effected - r. eyelid/r. behind ear.

How can you tell between seborrheic dermatitis and eczema? Pictures online make me believe it's one or the other. Effected - r. eyelid/r. behind ear.

The two: disease are "similar": but have very DIFFERENT causes and LOCATIONS all of which allow the trained DERMATOLOGIST to distinguish the two. The "appearance" "ONLINE" is NOT helpful in making that diagnosis!!!! Ask your PCP for a referral!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the differences between psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic folliculitis?

What are the differences between psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic folliculitis?

Skin conditions: Really should check out the american academy of dermatology for in-depth description. Briefly, psoriasis tends to be an autoimmune disease. Eczema tends to be an allergic disease. Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malassezia. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eczema or seborrheic dermatitis?

What to do if I have eczema or seborrheic dermatitis?

Cortisone cream: Both will respond to topical cortisone cream, although long-term use may thin the skin. If you have seborrheic dermatitis, a more specific treatment is an antifungal cream called ketoconazole, available by prescription. ...Read more

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What is the difference between eczema and seborrheic dermatitis?

What is the difference between eczema and seborrheic dermatitis?

Genetics: Eczema /atopic dermatitis usually inherited. The parents have a history of asthma and allergies. Eczema - immune system problems and a weak skin barrier. Weak skin barrier can come from a mutation in the filaggrin gene. Seborrheic dermatitis cause unknown perhaps due to a common fungus. Primarily affects areas of skin with oil glands. Red bumps on face, neck. Also "cradle cap" yellow scalp flakes. ...Read more