Can Seborrheic Dermatitis Be Cured?

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In fact, seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition. It tends to come and go, as noted before. Many times, it can have extended inactive phases followed by flare-ups.

Though this inflammatory skin disease is more likely to reoccur, the flare-ups can be managed so thus you can manage the disease. You can do it by learning the symptoms and then handle them with a combination of appropriate medications and self-care steps [4].

So we can say that it is controllable and there are available some treatments that can help.

What are the treatment options?

The decision of the treatment plan can be influenced by several factors. These include [5]:

  1. The age of patient.
  2. The medical history and entire health of patient.
  3. The personal preference /opinion of patient.
  4. The tolerance /respond for specific therapies, procedures, or medications.
  5. The period /extent /severity of the problem. Early stage of the problem may need different treatment approaches than advanced stage of the problem.
  6. The hopefulness for the course of the problem!

Many times, the medications to treat this inflammatory skin condition are directly applied on the affected skin. The topical medication can be in the form of lotion or shampoo. To keep safe, take any over-the-counter lotions /shampoo for the treatment with prescription!

How long does it take for the treatment to treat the problem? This may vary from person to person. But typically, the treatment will take about few months or several weeks. And it can be repeated when the problem recurs!

Can seborrheic dermatitis be prevented?

Again, it can be chronic and therefore it may not be able to be entirely cured. In other words, there is always a chance for it to come back.

But you can manage the flare-ups of this inflammatory skin condition, as noted before. This can be the key to prevent the disease.

The severity of the problem can be minimized or even may be able to be eliminated by paying extra attention to skin care and by managing the risk factors [6]!

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All of these citations accessed on Feb 2014.

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