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How is seborrheic dermatitis treated?

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Seborrheic dermatitis is a type of eczema better known as dandruff. It causes skin to fall off in flakes. Treatments vary between infants and people who develop the condition later in life. The treatments include:

  • Shampoo containing salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione, or coal tar
  • Antifungal treatments that are rubbed onto affected areas
  • Steroid lotions

From: Types of Eczema WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Habif, T. , 5th edition, Mosby, 2009. Clinical Dermatology

Hanifin, J. , June 2007. Dermatitis

National Institutes of Health: "Handout on Health -- Atopic Dermatitis."

Cleveland Clinic: , 2nd edition. Current Clinical Medicine

American Academy of Dermatology: "Nummular Dermatitis," "Dermatitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug .” Dupixent

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 3, 2019

SOURCES:

Habif, T. , 5th edition, Mosby, 2009. Clinical Dermatology

Hanifin, J. , June 2007. Dermatitis

National Institutes of Health: "Handout on Health -- Atopic Dermatitis."

Cleveland Clinic: , 2nd edition. Current Clinical Medicine

American Academy of Dermatology: "Nummular Dermatitis," "Dermatitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug .” Dupixent

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 3, 2019

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