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If seborrheic dermatitis is related to genetics, why didn't I have any signs or probs w skin as a child? It showed up suddenly and aggressively.

Onset of derm. It is likely that your underlying predisposition to these skin issues has been activated by a trigger or combination of them. Skin ailments in the atopic realm can be aggravated by a large variety of instigators including environment, hygiene products, allergies, illness, hormonal changes, stress, diet, medications, etc. etc. etc. . Read more...

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...

O I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Antifungals. Topical antifungals, such as ketoconazole cream, are the mainstay of treatment. Other topicals used for this include steroids and dandruff shampoos (selenium or zinc pyrithione). Topical steroids should be avoided on the face, and if absolutely necessary, you should use the lowest strength possible for the shortest amount of time. Read more...
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...

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...
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...

What can I do 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...
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...

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...

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...

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...