Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment Meriden CT

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.

Torsten Ehrig, MD
140 Green Rd
Meriden, CT
Specialties
Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Christian-Alberts Univ, Fak Med, Kiel, Germany (407-12 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jerrold C Lehrman
(203) 634-0055
546 S Broad St
Meriden, CT
Specialty
Dermatology

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Nicholas V Perricone, MD
(203) 630-0440
639 Research Pkwy Ste 3
Meriden, CT
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct
Group Practice: Aging Skin & Gen Dermatology

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Michelle Malane, MD
(203) 272-3376
1781 Highland Ave
Cheshire, CT
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1988
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Hospital: U Conn Health Ctr-John Dempsey, Farmington, Ct; Suny Health Science Center Bro, Brooklyn, Ny

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Paula Michele Bevilacqua
(203) 250-7577
677 S Main St
Cheshire, CT
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Dermatology

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Philip E Shapiro, MD
(203) 630-2245
140 Green Rd
Meriden, CT
Specialties
Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp Med Ctr, Hartford, Ct; Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct
Group Practice: Dermatopathology Laboratory

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Jonathan Russell Zirn, MD
(203) 630-2666
140 Green Rd
Meriden, CT
Specialties
Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Danbury Hosp, Danbury, Ct
Group Practice: Advanced Dermcare

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Philip Edwin Shapiro
(203) 630-2245
140 Green Road
Meriden, CT
Specialty
Dermatology

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Anderson WC III
(830) 625-1786
271 Wedgewood Rd
Southington, CT
 
Paula M Bevilacqua, MD
(203) 250-7577
677 S Main St
Cheshire, CT
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct; St Raphaels Hosp, New Haven, Ct

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Seborrheic Dermatitis

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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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