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How to treat Seborrheic dermatitis?

White grainy buildup stuff fall from my scalp. Not really flaky, not build up either and defenitely not dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis? and how to get rid of it permanently? I have tried, Neutrogena Coal Tar shampoo first time today and it completely got rid of it for now, will it just stay away now because the smell of Tar shampoo is so bad, I can t manage to use it regularly. ps. I ve keratosis pilaris on my arms, only other skin condition I have.
Fri, 4 May 2018
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As per your case history of seborrheic dermatitis, my treatment advice is -
1. Avoid hair oil application for 1 month.
2. Apply an antifungal cream like clotrimazole lotion twice daily on the affected part.
3. Take an antihistamine medication like levocetrizine twice daily for 7-10 days.
4. Other treatment options are oral antibiotics, oral fluconazole taken only after consulting a dermatologist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Harshit Bhachech
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