Seborrheic dermatitis

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What is seborrheic dermatitis?

A chronic inflammatory disease of the skin with unknown etiology. It is characterized by moderate erythema dry, moist, or greasy scaling and yellow crusted patches on various areas, especially the scalp, that exfoliate as dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis is common in children and adults with HIV.

Common symptoms reported by people with seborrheic dermatitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with seborrheic dermatitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Algesal)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
seborrheic dermatitis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
seborrheic dermatitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

Data from patients with seborrheic dermatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with seborrheic dermatitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth somnolence
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Algesal)
Perceived effectiveness
for seborrheic dermatitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
seborrheic dermatitis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
itching
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood decreased appetite 4 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive sweating
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog insomnia 4 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
itching
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for seborrheic dermatitis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
seborrheic dermatitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with seborrheic dermatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has seborrheic dermatitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 32
30s 80
40s 56
50s 33
60s 21
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 49
20-29 years 32
30-39 years 22
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 106
Female 120

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 143
Not Diagnosed 24

These charts show data from seborrheic dermatitis patients who have completed their condition history
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