Rosacea is a skin condition often seen in conjunction with seborrheic dermatitis. The condition seems to be genetic and family history has been indicated in a large variety of cases , yet environmental factors appear to be equally important. Statistically, the condition seems to affect women more than men, but it appears more aggressive in...

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Despite the frequency of seborrheic dermatitis, there is still much controversy in the medical community. The controversy includes the underlying causes of seborrheic dermatitis, it’s medical classification and it’s pathogenesis. Some classify it as a cutaneous disease, others as a fungal disease, while others simply classify it as an inflammatory disease. However, the controversy and...

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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition with a tendency to relapse. It has many shared features with seborrheic dermatitis and is believed to be a genetically inherited skin condition, triggered by environmental and immunological factors . Similar to seborrheic dermatitis, it is estimated that 2-3% of world population is affected by the condition . With...

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The majority of medical literature attributes seborrheic dermatitis to the malassezia fungi. As a result, antifungals are currently the most common treatment approach as defined in recent medical and dermatological text-books. The main focus of all topical anti-fungal products is to inhibit fungi on the skin’s surface. However, recent advances in the understanding of skin...

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A large number of dermatologists may also recommend using zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis. Zinc pyrithione is another anti-fungal agent most commonly available in commercial shampoo formulations. Zinc pyrithione shampoos can be found in most drug stores and super markets in North America. Soaps, creams, and lotions that integrate zinc pyrithione are more difficult to...

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Another common antifungal used for treatment of seborrheic dermatitis is selenium sulfide. This active ingredient is recommended only for usage in wash-off formulations, due to toxicity concerns . Table of Contents1 A Little History on Selenium Sulfide2 How Selenium Sulfide is Believed to Relieve Seborrheic Dermatitis3 Selenium Sulfide Safety Concerns4 How it Compares to Other...

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