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1

What is the cause of seborrhoeic dermatitis?

A proliferation of Malassezia furfur.

 

 

2

What can cause the proliferation of malassezia furfur?

  • Illness
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Psychological stress
  • Change in season.
  • Immunocompromise (HIV)
  • Excess alcohol intake
  • Immunological compromise (Parksinsons stroke etc.)

3

How do you manage Seborrhoeic Dermatitis?

  1. Explain about factors for flare ups.
  2. Use aqeous cream as a soap substitute.
  3. Ketoconazole shampoo (scalp massage for 10 minutes)
  4. FLARE UPS - Topical Daktacort or Canestan-HC.
  5. STUBBORN CASES: Can ask pharmacist to mix 1% suphur+1% hydrocortisone +1% Salicylic acid = all in a cream base.
  6. SEVERE STUBBORN CASES:
    1. Itraconazole 200mg OD for 1 week (Ensure not pregnant)
    2. Eumovate + Oxytetracycline + Nystatin 100,00 units/g
      • BD for 7-10 days topically.
    3. 0.1% Topical Tacrolimus BD for 10-14 days.

4

If a case is stubborn and severe what should you also investigate for?

HIV