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Should I talk to my doctor about my seborrheic dermatitis symptoms?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Although you can usually treat your seborrheic dermatitis at home, there are times you'll want to consult a doctor. Excessive scratching can cause cuts on the skin that can become infected, and for that you'll need to see a doctor for an antibiotic prescription. Itching can also become extreme enough to cause lost sleep or work productivity. Your doctor can prescribe more powerful remedies if home treatments haven't worked and the itching or pain is that bad. Lastly, if home treatments don't seem to be having any effect over time regardless of the severity of your symptoms, you should consult your doctor.

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