What exactly makes a shampoo effective in treating seborrheic dermatitis? We look at the active ingredients that help fight against flakes and other symptoms.
What is seborrheic dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is a caused by the naturally-occurring microbe, Malassezia globosa.
The symptoms can include:
- severe flakes
- white or yellowish scales
- oily and dry patches
- redness and inflammation on the scalp
Popular treatments for seborrheic dermatitis
Medicated shampoos that you can buy over the counter normally contain one of these 5 ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid
- Selenium Sulfide
- Zinc Pyrithione (ZPT)
- Coal Tar
How to treat seborrheic dermatitis
To effectively treat seborrheic dermatitis, you will need a shampoo that contains the right active ingredients and that doesn’t leave your hair dry or smelling medicated.
You’ll want an effective shampoo that you enjoy using, because seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition, which needs regular treatment to keep symptoms away.
Our Clinical Strength Shampoo contains selenium sulfide, proven to be effective and safe in the long-term treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.
It fights flakes better than shampoos with other active ingredients1, targeting the root cause of dandruff, and helping prevent scalp irritation.
1 visible flakes with regular use, vs. OTC dandruff shampoos with non-selenium sulfide actives