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Yeasts play an important role in the development of seborrhoeic dermatitis but the exact mechanism is not known. Control of the yeasts improves symptoms.
Use an antidandruff shampoo containing zinc pyrithione (e.g. Head and Shoulders and similar products).
For more severe erythema and flaking on the scalp add
Betamethasone scalp application
Daktacort® (hydrocortisone 1%, miconazole nitrate 2%)
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