Your doctor will analyze your symptoms and your clinical history, in addition to thoroughly checking your skin lesions. If deemed necessary, he or she will take a small tissue sample to be analyzed in order to confirm the diagnosis and rule out the presence of other conditions.
The treatment will depend on your symptoms, which may include the use of shampoos, lotions, and ointments to treat seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff, which usually contain ingredients such as salicylic acid, ketoconazole, resorcinol, and zinc.
In more extreme cases, it will be necessary:
- Topical application of corticosteroids.
- Lotions with drugs that weaken the immune system to reduce the allergic reaction.
Seborrheic dermatitis can sometimes disappear without treatment and sometimes it is necessary to repeat the treatment several times until the symptoms disappear, although they may reappear later.
In ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.