Dr. Mouhammad Aouthmany, MD, FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist
We have naturally a yeast on our body since we are born. Occasionally, the yeast may cause issues from cradle cap, to dandruff, to a more inflamed skin disease called seborrheic dermatitis. They love oily areas on the body which includes the scalp and mid-line areas of the face (t-zone), chest and back.
Managements includes the following:
1) Anti-dandruff shampoo:
- L'oreal Everfresh Anti-dandruff sulfate free shampoo
- the other over the counter are ok to use but contain sulfate and may dry out your hair and skin.
2) if inflamed and itchy
3) for the face
Occasionally, a oral anti-fungal will be prescribed. This depends on the severity of the condition.
A zinc-based sunscreen daily will help keep the yeast away during the day!