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What does a diagnosis of a seborrhoeic papule on the skin mean?

What does a diagnosis of a seborrhoeic papule on the skin mean?

Seborrheic: Seborrheic implying the involvement of a sebacious gland (oil producing gland of the skin). A seborrheic papule most likely refers to the inflammation of a sebacious gland. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to deal with acute form of seborrhoeic dermatitis on my scalp(it's a skin disorder)?

Can you tell me how to deal with acute form of seborrhoeic dermatitis on my scalp(it's a skin disorder)?

Seb derm: Some have tried olive oil to loosen the thick scales and then wash out with an anti dandruff shampoo such as neutrogena t sal . A dermatologist will sometimes prescribe topical antifungal shampoos and corticosteroid lotions in some cases. ...Read more

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After stress and a flu my skin became very dry, my scalp is dry, less hair. But no rush or dandruff. Is it Dry Seborrhoeic Dermatitis? How to treat?

After stress and a flu  my skin became very dry, my scalp is dry, less hair. But no rush or dandruff. Is it Dry Seborrhoeic Dermatitis? How to treat?

Stress / cortisone: Whenever the body is stressed (whether it's a physical stress like the flu, or it's a psychological stress) cortisol is released. Stress hormones like cortisol can affect the body's hair cycles (in the most noticeable form this is called telogen effluvium). Unless you can cure stress, there's nothing you can do to prevent it or treat it! Nothing to worry about though. ...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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What should I use for seborrhoeic dermatitis?

What should I use for seborrhoeic dermatitis?

Dandruff: Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a common disorder that is believed to be caused by a yeast. Most treatments are geared at reducing the yeast. Such treatments include nizoral, (ketoconazole) head and shoulders, and selsun blue. Tar shampoos and corticosteroids can be used as well. This condition rarely results in hair loss. Treating the dandruff, usually clears the dry scalp. One can use scalp oils. ...Read more

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What causes seborrhoeic dermatitis and how can I cure it?

What causes seborrhoeic dermatitis and how can I cure it?

Not curable: Its controllable, not curable. Cause is unknown but is is aggrevated by a yeast that lives in the skin. Treatments are medications that inhhibit the yeast (zinc based usually) or steroid type meds that suppress the inflammation. ...Read more

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Is it true that crude honey can be used to treat Seborrhoeic dermatitis?

Is it true that crude honey can be used to treat Seborrhoeic dermatitis?

No: It will be sticky. It will attract bees, ants, and bears. It will do nothing for seborrheic dermatitis. Wash with zinc pyrethium, selenium sulfide, or ketoconazole every day. Apply a small amount of Miconazole (clotrimazole) cream twice a day. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How are sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema different?

How are sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema different?

Sometimes overlap: Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can often overlap with scalp psoriasis in a disease termed sebopsoriasis. Both conditions are from scalp inflammation. The treatments are often quite similar using topical steroid solutions/shampoos/foams and keratolytic (scale removing) shampoos and topicals. See a dermatologist to see if you have one or the other or the combined form (sebopsoriasis). ...Read more