Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis with Zinc Pyrithione

Section Summary

This section discussed some of the most important factors to consider when using zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis. Key points included:

  1. Zinc pyrithione is the most common active ingredient used for dandruff treatment globally.
  2. Most common at a 1% concentration in shampoo form, but creams, soaps and lotions are also available.
  3. Lab testing has demonstrated its ability to suppress and destroy various malassezia fungus species.
  4. Majority of researchers have attributed it’s ability to relieve seborrheic dermatitis to it’s antifungal properties.
  5. Some researches have proposed that it’s therapeutic potential may actually be caused by genetic disruptions to the outer layer of the skin.
  6. 2% ketoconazole appears to be a more widely recommended treatment for seborrheic dermatitis then 1% zinc pyrithione.
  7. Reported adverse reactions are quite rare and it is generally considered safe for topical usage.

About Michael Anders

After being affected by seborrheic dermatitis, I have made it my goal to gather and organize all the information that has helped me in my journey.

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