Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment Bluefield WV

Cradle cap is, in effect, the infant form of this condition, and it generally disappears after infancy. Adult seborrheic dermatitis can be a chronic condition. Various reports indicate that eliminating food allergens or supplementing with high doses of B vitamins might help.

David L Tolliver, DO
(276) 326-3376
110 Huffard Dr
Bluefield, VA
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Dermatology
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Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1988

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(276) 326-3376
110 Huffard Dr
Bluefield, VA
 
Tolliver, David
(276) 326-3376
110 HUFFARD DR
Bluefield, VA
 
David Tolliver, DO, MD
(304) 425-9448
34 New Hope Professional Park
Princeton, WV
Education
Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901

Alan Marshall Ruben, MD
(304) 232-7151
1038 Market St
Wheeling, WV
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Dermatology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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David Lee Tolliver
(276) 326-3376
110 Huffard Dr
Bluefield, VA
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Dermatology

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Derm One
(276) 326-3376
110 Huffard Dr
Bluefield, VA
 
Myers, Thomas
(276) 326-3376
110 HUFFARD DR
Bluefield, VA
 
Velazquez, Nelson
(304) 487-9100
100 NEW HOPE RD
Princeton ., WV
 
Jeffrey B Jackson, MD
(304) 293-4121
447 Park St
Morgantown, WV
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Dermatology
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Male
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Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1989

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by Dan Lukaczer, ND

Q My son is 17 and has been troubled with a scalp condition since childhood. It looks like cradle cap but never goes away. What can I do?

A What you describe sounds like seborrheic dermatitis. Cradle cap is, in effect, the infant form of this condition, and it generally disappears after infancy. Adult seborrheic dermatitis can be a chronic condition, as your son is finding out. The hallmark is a dry, itchy scalp, typically with flaky “scales.”

Various reports indicate that eliminating food allergens or supplementing with high doses of B vitamins might help. Unfortunately, these reports are quite old and there is little recent research to support or refute their claims. You can try eliminating common food allergens such as wheat and dairy for three weeks and see if the condition improves. If it does, continue to stay away from those foods; if not, you’ve lost nothing. The same is true for the B vitamins. I suggest 250 to 500 mcg of B12, and 1 to 2 mg of biotin and folic acid. Try them and see if they have any effect. They are inexpensive, nontoxic and very important for other areas of health.

More recently, scientists found that infants with cradle cap appear to have an imbalance of essential fatty acids in their blood that returns to normal when their cradle cap resolves. In a preliminary trial, topical applications of borage oil (which contains the omega-6 gamma linoleic acid) twice daily to the affected area resulted in clinical improvement within two weeks. A later test, however, did not completely confirm borage oil’s proposed effect. As a practical measure, topical borage oil seems like an easy option to try.

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