What can I do for seborrheic dermatitis in my scalp?

Published: April 16, 2013
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Dr. T, I have had seborrheic dermatitis in my scalp for 5 years. I have used expensive shampoos from dermatologists that have not worked. Also have used otc shampoos to no avail. I have been using apple cider vinegar as a rinse after using nizoral shampoo, and a neem oil shampoo, but I still have it. Could you offer any other suggestions? It is embedded in my scalp and is causing hair loss. I dont know what to do. Also I have had hair loss for 30 years. I have hypothyroidism and have been on synthroid for 25 years but have switched to armour thyroid because I read synthroid can cause hair loss. I also take thyrocare to support the thyroid. It is very devastating when a woman loses her hair. I have been taking botin also. Can you offer any other suggestions> Thank you so much for reading my questions. Many blessings.

Answer

In these settings, I consider a trial of the medication Diflucan 200 mg a day for 6-12 weeks in my patients.

L&B,
Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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