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What are the treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There is currently no treatment guaranteed to eliminate seborrheic dermatitis for good - even prescription treatments are oriented towards simply managing, reducing, and controlling symptoms. The course of treatment is determined by your age, sensitivity of the skin, and where the symptoms are appearing. Treatments vary depending on where the outbreak is taking place and the spread of the affected area and include shampoo, creams, and oral medications.

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