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Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

We all are familiar with the problem of dandruff and have suffered from it at some point of our lives. Seborrheic dermatitis is an aggravated version of dandruff which causes patches of red, flaky and greasy skin to appear on scalp and other parts of the body. The itchy skin and scalp caused because of this condition has hair loss as one of its extreme side effects.

What causes seborrheic dermatitis ?

Seborrheic dermatitis is also known as seborrheic eczema. It is a chronic skin condition that can damage the hair follicles and slow down hair growth. It is a fungal disease which causes excessive sebum production by the sebaceous glands.

Patients face hair loss because of seborrheic dermatitis because the increase sebum production cause inflammation on the scalp and hinders the normal functioning of the hair follicles. This causes irritation, redness and itching in the affected area. This itching and inflammation leads top premature hair loss.

A naturally occurring yeast fungus causes this condition. The yeast like fungus is naturally present in the bodies and our normal immune system easily copes up with the fungus. The Pityrosporum Ovale fungus feeds on the sebum production and it often develops in the scalp when the unwanted conditions fail to check the growth of fungus. The sebum production also increases the growth of yeast malassezia production, which can further accelerate the hair loss and stuns hair growth in the nearby area too.

Causes of Seborrheic Dermatitis

There is no direct known cause of seborrheic dermatitis. This chronic condition can even develop in healthy people too. The few risk factors that can increase the chances of seborrheic dermatitis and the hair fall because of it are

  • Nervous system disorder
  • Weak immune system/ immune system disorder
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Medications
  • Excessive exercising
  • Chronic stress
  • Genetics
  • Acne/ rosacea/psoriasis
  • Alcoholism
  • HIV or Parkinson disease
  • Climate change
  • Oily skin
  • Increase in the level of skin lipids
  • Use of alcohol based lotions

Symptoms of Seborrheic dermatitis

Since the condition directly affects the scalp, it can hamper the hair follicle’s ability to produce hair in the natural cycle. The common symptoms of this condition include

  • Itchy white flakes on the skin (dandruff). When you scratch these flakes, they become lose and fall on the neck and shoulders.
  • Scally skin which appears as red scales on the skin (cradle cap in infants appears as yellow scales)
  • Greasy patches on the skin of the head
  • Pinkish plaques like rash on the sides of the face
  • Rash on the scalp
  • Flaky patches on the chest and hairlines that look like a ring or petal
  • Thing hair and hair loss
  • Inflammation of the hair follicles on cheeks, chest and back and even increased acne

Hair loss because of seborrheic dermatitis

The good news is that seborrheic dermatitis results in only temporary hair loss. With proper hair fall treatment and treatment for seborrheic dermatitis, the condition can be completely reverse. Seborrheic dermatitis can also co-exist with other causes of hair fall such as androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata.

Controlling hair fall because of seborrheic dermatitis

The simplest way to control the hair fall is to stop itching and scratching the scalp and get treatment for seborrheic dermatitis. Top hair specialist in Mumbai can help diagnose the condition with the help of physical examination of the scalp and hair.

Best hair exerts will help you develop an integrated approach to the hair fall treatment in India because of seborrheic dermatitis. The hair fall treatment in Mumbai is directed to fight the cause of the condition as well as correct the hair fall problem and improve hair regrowth. The various hair fall treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis include

  • Modifying the diet to hypoallergenic food which includes sufficient amount of vitamin A, B, C and minerals and zinc and selenium.
  • Over the counter medications anti-fungal medications: These include medicated anti-dandruff shampoos that help clear the scalp. Shampoos such as miconazole and nizoral contain  Pyrithione zinc salicylic acid ketoconazole and selenium sulphide that help curb the growth of fungus on the scalp. Here is how these ingredients help

Pyrithione Zinc: This is especially helpful because of its antifungal and antibacterial properties and helps get rid of the itchy and flaky skin fungus. This ingredient is also used in creams, lotions and facewashes to  treat seborrheic dermatitis on other areas of the body such as chest back etc.

Selenium sulphide: This is an antifungal agent and it helps treats the malassezia yeast and reduce the inflammation. This ingredient is also available in creams, face washes, body washes apart from shampoos.

Ketoconazole: This antifungal agent can fight fungal infection on the skin and prevents the flare-ups of seborrheic dermatitis.

Salicylic acid: the most commonly known anti dandruff ingredient it regulates the scaly scalp caused because of irregular sebum.

  • Topical corticosteroids: these specific medications reduce the inflammation, red patches on the skin and give relief from itchy skin. They come in the form of cream and ointment solutions.
  • Calcineurin inhibitor creams: these creams act directly on the immune system and reduce the inflammation, redness, itchiness get relief from seborrheic dermatitis.
  • Oral antifungal medication: These are prescribed when the topical antifungal agents don’t work. These are very strong medications and should not be taken without the advice of top hair doctors in India.

Your hair will grow back once the inflammation goes away and you don’t scratch the scalp.

Cost of Seborrheic Dermatitis

The right treatment for seborrheic dermatitis will depend on the patient’s lifestyle and the specific triggers and symptoms of the condition. The cost of hair fall treatment in India for seborrheic dermatitis will depend on the severity of the condition and extent of hair fall. Discuss the risk factors and side effects of the hair fall treatment in Mumbai with the dermatologist before stating the treatment.

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The Esthetic Clinics, India has a team of dedicated specialist to each procedure unlike other clinics where all procedures are done by one consultant. At The Esthetic Clinics, we have one trained and experienced consultant leading a skilled team of plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons for every speciality. Our team believes in treating each patient with problem specific and customized treatment. For example you might think that an intrusive surgery can only solve your hair and skin problem but in reality the modern treatments used by our consultants can help get rid of the problem in a non-surgical and easy manner as well. If you too have been suffering from the crippling problem of uncontrollable hair fall the expert hair specialist at The Esthetic Clinics, India can help you solve this problem in a simple and effective manner. You too can now enjoy a healthy mane of hair with our holistic hair restoration treatments done by expert hair transplant surgeons.

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Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.



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