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Dandruff – Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

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Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment –

Topical therapy for Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

• Anti-fungals like Ketoconazole 2% shampoo, gel, cream or foam, Miconazole cream, bifonazole 1% shampoo, cream, or ointment, Ciclopiroxolamine 1.5% shampoo, cream or gel, Selenium sulfide 2.5% shampoo and Zinc Pyrithione 1% shampoo.

• Corticosteroids like desonide 0.05% gel for short periods to reduce the irritating and inflammatory component.

• Immunomodulators like Pimecrolimus 1% cream or Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment.

• Miscellaneous like Coal tar 4% shampoo, Metronidazole 0.75% gel, Lithium gluconate/succinate 8% ointment or gel, and UVB Phototherapy.

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Systemic therapy for Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

• Itraconazole 200 mg once daily for a week

• Terbinafine 250 mg once daily for 6 weeks.

Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

Caution: shouldn’t be taken without consulting your nearest dermatologist.

Home remedies For Seborrheic Dermatitis – 

• Avoid using hair styling products like hair wax, gel, or hair spray.

• Always shampoo your beard, mustache regularly.

 

Research done for this article:

1. Borda LJ, Wikramanayake TC. Seborrheic Dermatitis and Dandruff: A Comprehensive Review. J Clin Investig Dermatol. 2015;3(2):10.13188/2373-1044.1000019. doi:10.13188/2373-1044.1000019

2. Gary G. Optimizing treatment approaches in seborrheic dermatitis. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2013;6(2):44–49.

Dr Rupika

Dr. Rupika Singh

MBBS, MD Dermatology
Fellow in Dermatology Laser Surgery

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