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Seborrheic Dermatitis, does alcohol make it worse? Also does it leave visible marks?

Relax. Seborrheic dermatitis is manageable if you're willing to work at it. Ketoconazole, coal tar, sulfur, blue shampoo, and judicious use of topical glucocorticoids are your friends. You list only "Eumovate" topical steroid and this is only one component of good management. Unlike rosacea, it's not much exacerbated by alcohol and shouldn't govern your decision to drink or not. It does not produce scar. Read more...

Sea water can worse or affect seborrheic dermatitis?

Unlikely either way. Sea water is not likely to affect seborrheic dermatitis either positively or negatively. Exposure to sun may enhance skin lesions. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...

I have seborrheic dermatitis, and I hang out with people who smoke...Can the smoke make it worse or interact with the foaming cleansing gel I use?

No, but... Seborrheic dermatitis patients (including myself) are fortunate in the huge variety of different simple treatments that actually work. Nothing cures it, but it's usually easy to keep under control. If your "foaming cleansing gel" (seborrhea isn't about being dirty) isn't working, there's sulfur, coal tar, ketoconazole, selenium, salicylic acid, "blue shampoo", and much more. Ask. Read more...

I was exposed to the sun yesterday and my face is a little red, what should I do? Can affect seborrheic dermatitis or my facial hair growth?

Enjoy yourself. A little time in the sun is good for you. If it's going to be more than a little, use sunscreen. If you've got seborrheic dermatitis, manage it like a grown-up -- simple dandruff shampoo might be enough. Your facial hair growth is genetically programmed -- sparse or thick, be happy with what nature gave you. Frankly, I'm sorry anybody made you afraid of sunlight -- too many scaremongers. Read more...