Seborrheic dermatitis is essentially a more intense or extreme form of dandruff that is caused by the same factors. It is treatableif you know what action to take.
It looks like dandruff – you’ve got flakes, itching and irritation. But seborrheic dermatitis is a bit tougher than typicaldandruff, and may need a different treatment. Here’s how to find a shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis.
Seborrheic dermatitis is more severe than dandruff, so it follows that you need something stronger to help treat it.
Sure, anti-dandruff shampoo will help get rid of dandruff, but if you’ve already tried Head & Shoulders with pyrithione zinc (ZPT),then you need to try a shampoo specifically designed for seborrheic dermatitis.
Do I need a prescription?
No, you don’t need to get a prescription – you can get over-the counter shampoos for seborrheic dermatitis that work just as well asprescription shampoos.1
Products designed to treat seborrheic dermatitis contain different active ingredients and they’re not equally effective – so it isimportant to choose the right one.
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1vs. prescription dandruff shampoo with 2% Ketoconazole