What is the most effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?
Medicated shampoos, creams and lotions are the main treatments for seborrheic dermatitis. Your doctor will likely recommend you try home remedies, such as over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, before considering prescription remedies.
What is the best antifungal cream for seborrheic dermatitis?
Treatment with antifungal agents such as topical ketoconazole is the mainstay of therapy for seborrheic dermatitis of the face and body.
How long does it take for ketoconazole to work on seborrheic dermatitis?
If your skin problem does not improve within 2 weeks for cutaneous candidiasis, pityriasis versicolor, tinea corporis, or tinea cruris; or 4 weeks for seborrheic dermatitis; or 4 to 6 weeks for tinea pedis, or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor.
How do you permanently treat seborrheic dermatitis?
Very rarely, a systemic medication (often in the form of a pill), such as an antifungal medication or steroid, may be required to control symptoms if they are severe. Fortunately, although there is no permanent cure yet, seborrheic dermatitis often improves with an excellent response once treatment is started.
What kills seborrheic dermatitis on face?
Treatments for seborrheic dermatitis of the face and body include topical antifungals, corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors. Topical antifungals include ciclopirox, ketoconazole or sertaconazole.
Can you use too much ketoconazole?
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may cause unwanted side effects or skin irritation.
Can I use ketoconazole 2 on my face?
Can I use ketoconazole cream on my face? You should only apply ketoconazole cream where your healthcare provider instructs you to. If you need to apply ketoconazole cream to your face, you can do so, just be careful to avoid getting it in your eyes. It will cause a lot of eye irritation.