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Suggest medication for seborrhoeic dermatitis

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: Hello, I have seborrheic dermatitis which i'm treating on my face with the hydrocortisone cream ELEDEL but the problem is that my scalp is always itchy and has dandruff-like spots. Can anyone advise me a drug that helps with the Seborrheic Dermatitis on my scalp?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Management of seborrhoeic dermatitis below

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at healthcare magic

If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to use ketoconazole containing shampoo twice weekly and gradually tapering it to once weekly and then once in a fortnight once improvement is noticed.

Along with this I recommend my patients to apply lotion containing clotrimazole beclomethasone combination on the affected areas of the scalp twice daily till the spots subside and antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.

These are prescription medicines and you need to consult a dermatologist in person to get them.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a chronic disease and treatment needs to be continued for a long time.

I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts.

Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Brief Answer: Management of seborrhoeic dermatitis below Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcare magic If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to use ketoconazole containing shampoo twice weekly and gradually tapering it to once weekly and then once in a fortnight once improvement is noticed. Along with this I recommend my patients to apply lotion containing clotrimazole beclomethasone combination on the affected areas of the scalp twice daily till the spots subside and antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching. These are prescription medicines and you need to consult a dermatologist in person to get them. Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a chronic disease and treatment needs to be continued for a long time. I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts. Regards Dr Asmeet