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What is treatment for seborrhea in a toddler?

What is treatment for seborrhea in a toddler?

Nothing special: Most toddlers outgrow seborrhea fairly promptly. If you wish to treat it anyway, you can use any of the otc anti-seborrhea shampoos in small amounts, but be careful not to let it get in his/her eyes. If it's unusually recalcitrant or severe, see a dermatologist for a prescription-strength product. ...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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What is best treatment for seborrhea (dandruff like) in a child's hair? 6 year old girl

What is best treatment for seborrhea (dandruff like) in a child's hair? 6 year old girl

Selinium: Based shampoos are best suited for dandruff treatment, or other anti dandruff shampoo, several are commercially available, ask your drugstore, most important is to use it regularly for few weeks, if no improvement see a dermatologist, goodluck ...Read more

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Looking for alternative treatment for infant seborrhea on face (pediatrician prescribed Vaseline and hydrocortisone and i don't want to use those)?

Looking for alternative treatment for infant seborrhea on face (pediatrician prescribed Vaseline and hydrocortisone and i don't want to use those)?

Facial Formula: For infantile seborrhea using an emollient moisturizer is usually sufficient. Avoiding soap is the key since an infant's skin is extremely sensitive and still be colonized by normal bacteria. Vaseline locks in moisture and the steroid helps with inflammation. Vaseline is a petroleum product however. Using shea butter or lanolin is often as effective and has less a less greasy quality. ...Read more

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I have mild to moderate acne , along with seborrhea and localised redness . I have tried several treatments but non worked long term , what u recommen?

I have mild to moderate acne , along with seborrhea and localised redness . I have tried several treatments but non worked long term , what u recommen?

Mild acne treatment: Keep it simple. Gentle exfoliation - light Beta Hydroxy acid wah Degrease - Benzyol Peroxide Cleanse - any non detergent soap Treat - Tretinoin or Retinol Topical Metrogel or Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) T ...Read more

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What are treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis?

What are treatment options 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's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

What's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

ANTIFUNGAL&STEROID C: You need to use anifungal shampoos if scalp is affected and skin rash you may need steroid cream with/without antifungal cream consult your dermatologist or family physician. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis?

What are the treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis?

ANTIFUNGAL&STEROID C: You need to use anifungal shampoos if scalp is affected and skin rash you may need steroid cream with/without antifungal cream consult your dermatologist or family physician. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

I need to know what's an effective treatment for seborrheic 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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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