8 thoughts on “Seborrheic Dermatitis On The Face

  1. Will getting rid of dandruff “possibly” get rid of my seborrheic dermatitis on my face?
    I’ve heard of cases where getting rid of dandruff also got rid of a patients seborrheic dermatitis. Is this true?

    I’ve got seb. dermatitis on my face and also dandruff. Any cream I use seems to do nothing on my dermatitis. Perhaps getting rid of my persistent dandruff first might help? Do they have a connection?

  2. How do you apply salicylic acid shampoo to the face to treat seborrheic dermatitis?
    I have a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis on my face and my dermatologist prescribed salicylic acid shampoo to rub on my face. The only problem is that I forgot the directions of how to apply it, when, and for how long.

    Does anyone know?

  3. Does anyone know of an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on the face?
    Ever since I had mono 1 year ago, I’ve had seborrheic dermatitis (SD) on my face and scalp. Can a lowered immune system from an illness such as mono ever trigger this? The dermatologist who diagnosed it put me on a steroid cream for my face but it made my condition worse. Are there any other facial treatments for this condition besides steroid creams? I had clear skin before the SD hit. Now I get dry red itcy blotches all over my face and scalp especially in the cold winter months.

    • I hate to say it but till this day there is no such cure for seborrheic dermatitis. It can appear and disappear randomly. I’m dealing with this annoying thing for four years now. I’m currently taking a pill (sorry do not remember the name of the medication but will let you know) and a cream (again, can’t remember..) which is not cortisone based. (I’ll probably need another pill for memory). Do not use cortisone or steroid creams as they might be effective in the beginning but gradually wear out your skin leaving it thinner and thinner, in some cases causing little visible capillary vanes. I try to eat as healthy as possible, a lot of vegies and fruit, not much bread (yeast) as I used to, occasionally do saunas, do exercise and try to keep my skin as clean as possible. I guess the only thing we can do is keep treating it the best way we can and hope that one day it will go away. Let’s be optimistic.. it’ll have to go away!!!

  4. What are good treatments for seborrheic dermatitis of the face?
    Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) causes dandruff on the scalp and causes inflamed, red flaky patches of dry skin on the face. I tried topical steroids on my face but it made my condition worse. Are there any other treatments for SD on the face? Supposedly SD is caused by the body’s overreaction to yeast that normally live on the skin. This overreaction causes the inflammation and dryness. It is unknown why some people get SD but not others. I am using shampoos like Head and Shoulders for my scalp but don’t know what to use on my face.

    • I have suffered with this problem since my early twenties. I have tried every OTC product you can imagine without much success. About 2 years ago I finally decided to try a dermatologist again. He prescribed a newer medication called Elidel, it’s a topical cream that I put on once a day on affected areas (usually after I take a shower). This is about the only thing I have found that works well. It doesn’t completely get rid of it, but it stops the itching and the redness…and I don’t get asked if I have a sunburn on my face all the time….it has been a God send.

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