Efficient creams and ointments for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis

Categories of ointments and creams
Non-hormonal agents

Hormonal creams

Categories of ointments and creams

The form and location of seborrheic dermatitis, the severity of the disease, the age and personality characteristics of the sick person influence the choice of therapeutic drugs.

It is necessary to understand that the choice of agents for local external treatment is carried out exclusively by a dermatologist, since the effectiveness of the treatment course depends on its proper use, taking into account all the nuances.

The whole range of external medicinal products is divided into:

  • creams, including various hormones;
  • non-hormonal remedies.

Non-hormonal agents

This category of drugs is used to treat both adults and children. In some cases, they are used to treat pregnant women, nursing mothers. A distinctive feature of non-hormonal remedies lies in the admissibility of long-term use during a long course of treatment.

The main representatives of this category.

Eplan cream

 Eplan Cream
Eplan Cream

The drug with the simultaneous ability to moisturize, protect and soften human skin, performs several functions important in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis:

  • relieves itching and reduces pain;
  • contributes to the restoration of the affected skin and protects it from harmful external influences;
  • reduces the healing period of the damaged skin area, prevents the formation of purulent accumulation, limits the formation of new plaques and dry peel;
  • interferes with the development of microorganisms in the affected area.

The applied cream effects on the affected area for 6-8 hours. The period of complete recovery is from 4 to 8 weeks of regular use.

Skin Cap cream

cream skin cap
Cream Skin Cap

One of the most effective and safe drugs in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.

The basis of the cream is zinc pyrithione, the hallmark of which is the inhibition of pathogenic microorganisms parasitizing on the human skin. The cream helps relieve irritation, reduce inflammation, itching, reduce dryness and flaking of the skin.

Apply the cream on the area of inflammation until completely absorbed, 2 times a day. The course of treatment is 28 days. The repeated course is able not earlier than in 45 days.

For children’s use, the drug is suitable after a one-year-old child and does not require a dosing regimen.

Clobetasol, which is part of the cream, is contraindicated for pregnant women, during any period, and also for women who are breastfeeding children.

Exoderil cream

Cream Exoderil
Cream Exoderil

The drug is equally successful in 3 directions at the same time. It destroys yeast-like fungi, which are fundamental to the onset of the disease of seborrheic dermatitis, relieves itchy sensations and localizes the inflammatory process. As a rule, the body’s reaction to the drug occurs quickly, relief comes after the first 2-3 times applied to the inflamed area.

The remedy has the ability to quickly penetrate the skin, blocking the new formations of the fungus, reduces irritation and itching.

Apply the seborrheic dermatitis cream on problem areas 1 time per day. Duration of treatment is up to 28 days.

Sulfur ointment

Sulfuric ointment
Sulfuric ointment

The use of sulfur ointment for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis began several centuries ago. Modern medicine, continuing the age-old healing traditions, does not reject this drug, which has a direct impact on the cause of the disease. It has high antifungal and antibacterial qualities that promote the rapid recovery of the affected skin.

The ointment has a yellowish shade, contains sulfur, water, and petroleum jelly. It has a specific smell. It is sulfur that acts on a yeast-like fungus, stopping its vital activity. A distinctive feature of sulfur in the drug is that it does not penetrate into the bloodstream of the skin, does not have adverse side effects for the skin and body.

The ointment is applied to cleansed, dry skin. It is not recommended to wash it off during the day. Before reuse, the affected area must be rinsed and dried.

The course of therapy with sulfur ointment is not more than 10 days. The frequency of use is determined by the doctor, taking into account the degree of development of dermatitis. To eliminate the disease on the hairy part of the body, it is recommended to apply a 33% ointment composition.

During the use of sulfur ointment, bed linen, clothes should be changed more often, and personal hygiene should be observed.

Lamisil cream

Lamisil Ointment
Lamisil Ointment

Lamisil cream is a highly effective, antifungal, non-hormonal agent with a wide spectrum of action. The drug is characterized by a rapid effect. Its use is already felt on day 3. A full course of therapy lasts 4-5 weeks.

Usually, the dermatologist prescribes the use of Lamisil 1 time per day. With a more extensive and neglected type of dermatitis, this amount can be extended to no more than 2 days.

It is not recommended to use a therapeutic drug for children under 12 years of age, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

One form of an agent is the spray, which is used to localize and process vast areas of seborrheic dermatitis.

In the period of medical procedures with ointment, it is recommended to monitor the functioning of the liver. When you have nausea, loss of appetite, excessive fatigue, you must stop using the ointment and visit the doctor for additional consultations.

Care should be taken to prevent the ingestion of ointment on the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, eyes.

Radevit cream

Ointment Radevit
Ointment Radevit

The drug Radevit contributes to the rapid restoration of the skin damaged by a yeast-like fungus, provides improved nutrition of the affected dermis at the cellular level, causes the death of microorganisms that affect the grease and scalp of a person. Such a positive effect of the ointment is provided by the A, E, D2 vitamins.

Radevit is applied in a thin layer on the affected skin, in the morning and evening. If there are sores on the skin, they must be disinfected with an antiseptic before the procedure.

Radevit cream is not recommended when taking hormones, it can reduce its effectiveness.

It is also not recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Breastfeeding should be suspended at the time of treatment.

Zinc cream

Zinc ointment
Zinc ointment

Irreplaceable pharmacological product to reduce the appearance of scales in seborrheic dermatitis has a name because of the presence of zinc oxide in the composition. Zinc cream localizes well the processes associated with inflammation, heals wounds on the skin, as it is a carrier of antioxidant properties. It strengthens the immune system, preserves the “youth” of human skin cells and the body as a whole.

Apply zinc cream to inflamed lesions in small doses with a careful leveling of the affected area, up to 3 times per day. After 2-3 uses of the ointment, the itching of the skin decreases, the patient’s well-being improves markedly.

It is not recommended to apply zinc cream to pregnant women, nursing mothers, patients with kidney disease or people with individual zinc intolerance, as well as dermatitis on the skin of a child’s face.

Nizoral cream

Nizoral cream
Nizoral cream

The cream suppresses the development of yeast-like fungi, which are intensively spreading with abundant salivation on the skin and causing inflammation.

It is recommended to use the agent for the night, and wash the treated places in the morning.

In case of irritation in places of cream application, it is recommended to stop it and contact your doctor. Before applying the treatment for a child, a pregnant or lactating woman, it is necessary to get additional explanations at the hospital.

Prolonged use of therapeutic cream can cause swelling, burning of the skin.

Hormonal creams

This category of medical creams and ointments is prescribed for severe seborrheic dermatitis, which occurs as a result of improper or delayed treatment.

Usually, hormonal is a rapid action remedy. At the same time, it is necessary to use them with increased caution, because long-term use causes the skin to become addictive, which inhibits the healing process and deprives the guarantee of complete recovery.

A dermatologist does not recommend self-treatment with hormonal remedies without prescription.

According to the degree of intensity of the therapeutic action, hormonal agents are divided into:

  • Weak.
  • Moderate.
  • Strong.
  • Especially strong.

Drugs of this type are easy to use, and the cream itself does not spread, it has a viscous structure, excellent absorption properties, and effectiveness. Many different drugs do not combine with each other, each of them has a special therapeutic effect.

Creams and ointments containing hormones should not be used for therapeutic purposes by pregnant, nursing mothers. In addition, you can not use hormone-containing drugs in the next cases:

Having tuberculous or syphilis abnormalities on the skin at the site of inflammation as a result of the action of a yeast-like fungus.
Patients suffering from viral infection.
Chronic disease of the skin with the formation of pustules, redness, tubercles and other types of rash on the skin of the face and having the name rosacea.
The presence of wounds or ulcers on the skin.

The most common types of hormonal drugs for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis are as follows.

Advantan cream

Cream Advantan
Cream Advantan

The only multi-use drug that has no analogs on the proposed hormone. Highly effective, it quickly eliminates the inflammatory process on the human skin, helps to restore the dermis at the cellular level, reduces the feeling of itching.

Before using the cream, it is recommended to carefully study the instructions for proper delivery.

The course of treatment with seborrheic dermatitis is 12 weeks for adults and 4 weeks for children.

Fucicort cream

Futsikort cream
Futsikort cream

Antibiotic and hormone are components of the cream, with high efficiency during therapeutic procedures of seborrheic dermatitis, which act to reduce itching, swelling, significantly reduce pain. At the same time, it has a detrimental effect on the pathogenic organisms, inhibiting their development.

The cream is applied in the morning and evening with a thin layer on the affected areas of the body. You have to be especially careful when treating the near-mucous areas of the body, mammary glands during the feeding period.

The average duration of a therapeutic course is 10 days. Otherwise, the body becomes addicted to the antibiotic and the hormone. As a result, the therapeutic effect is sharply reduced.

Fucicort cream isn’t recommended for children under the age of 12 months.

Elocom ointment

Ointment Elokom
Ointment Elokom

Elocom ointment is a medicine containing hormones has been well recommended for the treatment of dermatitis on the face, including seborrheic.

It is applied in small doses with careful rubbing into the affected lesions on the skin. The hormones do not penetrate into the blood vessels, do not have a detrimental effect on the entire body. At the same time, they stimulate the formation of protein mass at the site of application, it blocks the inflammatory process and stops the itching sensation with lightning speed. Actively used until the complete disappearance of symptoms, but not more than 10 days in a row.

The cure of children from 2 to 12 years old should be carried out in inpatient departments of medical institutions under the strict supervision of medical personnel, to obtain the minimum dose of a therapeutic drug.

Hydrocortisone cream

Ointment Hydrocortisone
Ointment Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone cream contains the hormones of an artificial origin, which are famous for highly effective anti-inflammatory and antipruritic action. Apply the ointment on the affected area with a thin layer in the morning and evening. The average duration of treatment is up to 14 days, less often the number is up to 20.

Diabetic patients, children after two years of age have to use hydrocortisone cream with increased caution and under the supervision of a doctor.

Prolonged use of the ointment can provoke atrophic changes in the skin, and contribute to an infectious skin disease.

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