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Got a seborrheic dermatitis on my face .. the doctor prescribed itraconazole 100 mg capsules but im afraid to take them is there other safer treatment?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Fungus???

Oral itraconazole is for fungus infection, not for seborrheic dermatitis.
Elocon [memetazone] should not be used for prolonged periods on the face. Get a smarter Dr, preferably a dermatologist. Wash with a zinc pyrithione [head & shoulders] shampoo but wash your face with it. Apply miconazole or clotrimazole or ketoconazole cream. Get a prescription for a calcineurin inhibitor such as pimecrolimus

In brief: Fungus???

Oral itraconazole is for fungus infection, not for seborrheic dermatitis.
Elocon [memetazone] should not be used for prolonged periods on the face. Get a smarter Dr, preferably a dermatologist. Wash with a zinc pyrithione [head & shoulders] shampoo but wash your face with it. Apply miconazole or clotrimazole or ketoconazole cream. Get a prescription for a calcineurin inhibitor such as pimecrolimus
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