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What is seborrheic dermatitis ?

What is seborrheic dermatitis ?

Severe dandruff: It's a form of dandruff that affects the scalp, face, and torso. Usually red, scaly, itchy, and greasy. Usually caused by a susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which has a propensity for fatty acids which is why it prefers parts of the body that has more oil secretion. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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O I treat seborrheic dermatitis ?

O I treat seborrheic dermatitis
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Seborrheic Dermatiti: Seborrheic Dermatitis of scalp. 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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How can I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

How can I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Several ways: Scalp would use dandruff shampoos, rotating with nizeral/headnshoulders/tgel/tsal. Leave on 10-15 min before entering shower. Once controlled usa as reg shampoo. For face use baby shampoo or nizeral shampoo to wash and 2-3 x a week otc Hydrocortisone (not every day) should that not work see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for seborrheic dermatitis?

What can I do for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic Dermatitis of scalp. 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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Some solution for seborrheic dermatitis?

Some solution for seborrheic dermatitis?

Many answers: There are otc shampoo etc for this condition but i often prescribe an antifungal cream or lotion for this condition. ...Read more

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I need help to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

I need help to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Use Cortisone: Seborrheic dermatitis is hard to treat and requires an accurate diagnosis before treatment can be successful. Many GP's are experienced to diagnose it but if there is a doubt, referral to a dermatologist can be helpful. It would help determine the type and strength of steroid preparation which would work in your case. ...Read more

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What increases risk for seborrheic dermatitis?

What increases  risk for seborrheic dermatitis?

Seb Derm: A yeast (fungus) called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. This codition is not contagious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

What are the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis (seb-o-ree-ik der-muh-ti-tis) is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. In infants, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp is known as cradle cap. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect your face, upper chest, back and other areas of your body that have many oil (sebaceous) glands. ...Read more

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How will seborrheic dermatitis affect the body?

Itchy red flakes: Seborrheic dermatitis usually involves susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which as an affinity for oil or sebum which is why the rash occurs in parts of the body secreting more oil such as the scalp, face, chest and upper back. ...Read more

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How to remove the scales from seborrheic dermatitis?

How to remove the scales from seborrheic dermatitis?

SEBORRHEIC DERMATITI: Rx to remove scales from seborrheic dermatitis are: tar shampoo, 2 percent salicylic acid in olive oil, corticosteriod lotion, 2 percent Ketoconazole Cream or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo used daily until dandruff is controlled, twice a week thereafter. ...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)

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs in all ages. It is common in the first year of life. It is due to sebaceous gland. It causes diffuse scaling of scalp and ...Read more