How to Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis on Scalp?

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The most common way to treat seborrheic dermatitis on scalp is using suitable shampoo. You can alternate between using regular shampoo and a medicated dandruff shampoo. Some changes in daily life can also help you control seborrheic dermatitis on scalp:
  • Wash your scalp regularly.
  • Never scratch or pick at the affected area.
  • Soften and remove scales from your hair.
  • Apply a medicated cream.
  • Avoid styling products.
  • Avoid skin and hair products that contain alcohol.
Ways above are only for adults. If infants develop seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp, you shall shampoo their scalps every day with warm water and baby shampoo. A dandruff shampoo may irritate your baby’s scalp. Therefore, you need to rub mineral oil onto the area and brush gently with a baby hairbrush. If that fails to work, you shall talk with your pediatrician before using a medicated shampoo. If you want to treat seborrheic dermatitis, you had better ask for your doctor’s advice. Your doctor while help you make the best decision. Keyword: seborrheic dermatitis scalp