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Can I use Mederma for insect dermatitis on face?

Can I use Mederma for insect dermatitis on face?

Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

Diaper Cream (Definition)

A commercial manufacturer may formulate a cream with natural and chemically produced substances and market it as a diaper cream without rigorous fda testing. Many diaper creams have zinc oxide, vitamin a &d, glycerin or petroleum jelly. Often the purpose of the diaper cream is to separate urine and stool from the baby's skin without fostering irritation or ...Read more


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Seborrheic dermatitis on face, what to do?

Seborrheic dermatitis on face, what to do?

Likely need prescrip: Tons that have antifungals and topical steroids. Also new meds like promised work great. LED light helps a lot too ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with dermatitis on face & neck. After 4 days I started having on my ears too. Can dermatitis spread?

I'm diagnosed with dermatitis on face & neck. After 4 days I started having on my ears too. Can dermatitis spread?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis is not contagious and dies not spread. It could be due to dry skin, allergic reaction or irritation to different areas of the skin. It should be treated with a low strength topical steroid along with a moisturizer 2/day. Avoid irritants or other skin care products as it may worsen it. ...Read more

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I am trying to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on face, will hyaluronic acid work?

I am trying to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on face, will hyaluronic acid work?

No: There are numerous otc products for this: when you shampoo, also wash face with hands. Head & shoulders has 2 kinds. Nizoral, (ketoconazole) selsun, others are easily found & cheap. The generics are just as good. You can get otc Miconazole cream, Clotrimazole cream Hydrocortisone cream. If it fails to respond, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does oral Prednisone reduce itching? Or just inflammation? Prescribed Prednisone for contact dermatitis on face. Took pill 2 hrs ago, still itchy.

Does oral Prednisone reduce itching? Or just inflammation? Prescribed Prednisone for contact dermatitis on face. Took pill 2 hrs ago, still itchy.

Prednisone itching: 28 M Ontario CA: Does oral prednisone reduce itching? Or just inflammation? Prescribed for contact dermatitis on face. Took pill 2 hr ago, still itch.
This depends a bit on how old the dermatitis is. The earlier it is treated the sooner it reduces inflammation and then itching. But most reduces inflammation. 2 hours ago? Don't expect miracles. I also give low potentcy steroid cream on face. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?

Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?

Yes OTC: For patients with seborrheic dermatitis of the face, we suggest treatment with a low potency topical corticosteroid cream, a topical antifungal agent, or a combination of the two. ...Read more

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Is sporanox (itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

Is sporanox (itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

No: Itraconazole is an antifungal drug and will not treat seborrehic dermatitis, if that is what you have. It would be prudent to see a doctor, especially a dermatologist.

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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Lupus symptoms neg bloodwork, biopsy of facial rash showed sebhorreic dermatitis but get malar flushing. Deflated and seeking answers?

Lupus symptoms neg bloodwork, biopsy of facial rash showed sebhorreic dermatitis but get malar flushing. Deflated and seeking answers?

Maybe rosacea: Malar flushing is most commonly caused by a condition called rosacea. Many times there is a positive family history of similar symptoms. Wine, spicy foods will frequently provoke the flushing. The condition can be mild or severe depending on the degree of flushing and how often it happens. The biopsy seems to have ruled out lupus, but an immunofluresence bx
is more specific. Mirvaso may help. ...Read more

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Biopsy of facial rash showed seborrheic dermatitis despite lupus symptoms with all neg blood work. Is biopsy accurate? Stain test wasn't used

Biopsy of facial rash showed seborrheic dermatitis despite lupus symptoms with all neg blood work. Is biopsy accurate? Stain test wasn't used

Maybe not Lupus?: Have you seen a rheumatologist? There are other diseases that can cause symptoms of Lupus but not be that disease. ...Read more

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Ve been using desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream on my face for my acne. Will the zinc help my skin?

Ve been using desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream on my face for my acne. Will the zinc help my skin?

Zinc: Zinc helps repair damaged tissue and heal wounds. There are some articles out there that suggest a zinc deficiency may contribute to acne issues. This of course is referring to dietary zinc deficiency. Zinc oxide topically is often used in sunscreens for its protective effect from the sun's harmful rays. I can't speak specifically about the use of Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for acne - but if it helps you then use it. ...Read more

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How could I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face?

How could I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face?

Avoidance: If you are reacting to something you are putting on your face, stop. It is difficult for many females to stop using their cosmetics, completely, until the skin heals up. Otc Hydrocortisone cream is helpful in speeding up the healing process and is safe for short term use, but ultimately avoidance is the only cure. ...Read more

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How can I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face without making it look worse?

How can I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face without making it look worse?

Time & less is more: Avoid all cosmetics, and know allergens. See a dermatologist to find out what you are allergic to and what to avoid in personal products that come into contact with your skin. Use products that are hypoallergenic and very mild to moisturize and sooth the skin. Dermatologist might prescribe medications to help lessen the symptoms. Time will allow the skin to heal. ...Read more

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I am suffering from seborrheic dermatitis, so is shaving head help in treating it or not??

Not much: It might be easier to apply topical treatments to the scalp if there isn't hair, but shaving your head won't make the seborrheic dermatitis any better. ...Read more

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Can glassea couse seboreich dermatitis on the head skin over ears? I had seboreich dermatitis last year and now came back.?

Can glassea couse seboreich dermatitis on the head skin over ears? I had seboreich dermatitis last year and now came back.?

Not from glasses: Sebborheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that causes red scaling skin most often on the skin between the yes, around and in the ears or on the scalp. The exact cause is unknown but your glasses did not create the problem. Try Hydrocortisone to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I m 16 year old female and I have a dandruff like small spot (about 1in) in my head. When I remove it my skin turns pinkish. Is it dermatitis???

I m 16 year old female and I have a dandruff like small spot (about 1in) in my head. When I remove it my skin turns pinkish. Is it dermatitis???

Eczema or psoriasis: I am not a dermatologist and not an expert on skin conditions. However, this sounds like either eczema or psoriasis. When you have the patch but before you scrape it, make an appointment with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 2 month old son breaks out real bad on his face all the time his dr. Said its seboric dermatitis is this permanent and what's the best home remedy?

My 2 month old son breaks out real bad on his face all the time his dr. Said its seboric dermatitis is this permanent and what's the best home remedy?

Atopic dermatitis: This is more likely to be atopic dermatitis. He needs a good, thick emollient at least two times a day to the area--try truelipids ointment or cream. It is the safest, most non-toxic option out there. Go see a dermatologist who has a lot of experience with this disease. I have many many helpful things that I teach my patients, but cannot type them all here in 400 words or less. ...Read more

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How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in babys face?

Shampoo: Gently wash with baby shampoo daily. Apply otc Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream------about $5 in pharmacy or supermarket. Use otc Hydrocortisone only occasionally, not every day. ...Read more

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What can be done for psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis on the face?

See dermatologist: See a dermatologist and find out. Over-the-counter therapies generally do not work. ...Read more

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I have sebborheic dermatitis on my face. Should I use miconazole nitrate?

Many options: Seborrheic dermatitis responds to a wide variety of treatments. You and your physician will want to work together to find what works for you. It's not curable, but easy to keep at bay. ...Read more

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My friend has a few red rash around his face. Could this be perioral dermatitis or rasacea?

My friend has a few red rash around his face. Could this be perioral dermatitis or rasacea?

Rash: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend has a few red rash around his face. Is it perioral dermatitis or rasacea?

What do you suggest if my friend has a few red rash around his face. Is it perioral dermatitis or rasacea?

Sorry: Impossible to answer correctly since there are many types of red rashes that may appear on the face. I recommend seeing a doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have been diagnose with seborrheic dermatitis and it has caused hypopigmentataion spots on my face what can I do please help?

I have been diagnose with seborrheic dermatitis and it has caused hypopigmentataion spots on my face what can I do please help?

Hypopigmentation: Anytime there is inflammation on the skin especially in darker skin, there could be hypo or hyperpigmentation (light or dark spots) left behind. This typically resolves with time unless further inflammation occurs. A proper diagnosis and treatment plan should be conducted by a skin doctor. ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis and I'm using Physiogel A.I on my face, but I notice that is for dry skin, is there an alternative I can use?

I have seborrheic dermatitis and I'm using Physiogel A.I on my face, but I notice that is for dry skin, is there an alternative I can use?

Better Rx?: This isn't really the most targeted therapy for seborrheic dermatitis. You have a lot of choices. A salicylic acid face wash, or something containing ketoconazole, may be the most helpful. Your physician can guide you. Seborrheic dermatitis isn't curable but is very manageable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would an allergic dermatitis rash on my face for 6+ mnths cause permanent skin damage? My skin has lost elasticity and is sagging. I am 25

See a dermatologist: "Allergic dermatitis" is an incomplete diagnosis. You must see a skin specialist for exact diagnosis and specific treatment. Do not fool around with naive practitioners. You need a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had paint in my face and I washed it off with a product containing methylparaben...can this affect my seborrheic dermatitis or beard growth?

You're fine: This is a very common product, produced in nature, used by insects to signal each other and so-forth, and is famously non-toxic so far as anybody's been able to show. Of course, since it's in cosmetics, there are folks making stuff up about it being dangerous. You should stop reading internet "scare" stuff. If it were risky, some scientist would have made his/her reputation proving it. ...Read more

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If I have a shower I have no problems. If I have a bath, after 10 min, my head itches very strong. Why? Is it a symptom of dermatitis seborroic?

If I have a shower I have no problems. If I have a bath, after 10 min, my head itches very strong. Why? Is it a symptom of dermatitis seborroic?

?: I can't think of a mechanism for this since showering would involve your scalp but bathing likely not. There is a condition known as cholinergic urticaria in which intensely itchy red bumps would develop after a rise in core body temperature, but this does not fit your picture. It is also not suggestive of seborrhea. Suggest you see a dermatologist. ...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

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I have a rash that spread all over face. Doc says its just contact dermatitis. How can I tell if its just that or sjs?

I have a rash that spread all over face. Doc says its just contact dermatitis. How can I tell if its just that or sjs?

Get seen: If you have any doubt, stop any medicine you can stop and get seen by another physician. If I'm wrong, the first physician will forgive us. ...Read more

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If I have sensitive skin and previous contact or atopic dermatitis, can I use a depilatory on the face and bikini areas?

If I have sensitive skin and previous contact or atopic dermatitis, can I use a depilatory on the face and bikini areas?

Try testing first: I would recommend testing the cream in a small discrete area first. We call it patch testing. Take a small amount of the cream and put it under duct tape or a bandage on the upper inner arm or leg where no one will see. Leave it on for 48 hrs - reapply after shower, and then wait another few days to make sure you do not have a delayed response. If no redness or itching it should be safe to use. ...Read more

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Is there a definitive cure for seborrheic dermatitis? I'm sick of head and shoulders shampoo and being scared of a flare up.

Seborrheic dermatiti: Best thing to do is see a good dermatologist and get on a preventive and treatment program. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me triamcinolone cream for severe case of contact dermatitis. He said use all over body except face. Is this safe?

Sounds appropriate: Typically, triamcinolone cream is safe to use on all parts of the body, other than the face, under the arms and the genital region. You may use it up to twice daily, and I would not use more than 2 weeks continuously without discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more