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Seborrheic Dermatitis

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  • This is a skin condition characterized by dry scales that sit on top of an area of redness.  The most common areas of involvement are the scalp (Dandruff), face, eyelids, chest, upper back, belly button, and skin folds.  Although the cause is unknown, fungal Skin Infections, genetic factors, and stress (illness, emotional or physical) may play a role.

    1. Shampoos such as Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, and Neutrogena T-gel may all be effective
    2. Ketoconazole shampoo
    3. Corticosteroid lotions/solutions
  • For facial seborrheic dermatitis:
    1. Use only mild soaps (such as Neutragena)
    2. Low potency corticosteroid creams (e.g. 1% Hydrocortisone cream)
    1. Low potency corticosteroids
    2. Ketoconazole shampoo
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis of the non-hairy body skin (excluding the skin folds):

    - Low potency corticosteroid creams

    1. Gentle cleaning at night with Johnson & Johnson Baby shampoo using a cotton swab
    2. After dermatitis is controlled, zinc and salicylic acid soaps, selenium lotions, sulfur, and coal tar shampoos can be used to keep the disease under control.




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