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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
How to cope with seborrheic eczema, I have seen 3-4 different doctors here in Turkey, they say it is not possible to cure it today.. is it correct?
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
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.
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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