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Re: [MOL] seborrhic dermatitis/gail



Thank you so much Lillian for the information.  I feel very relieved. I always seem to get these flare ups when I travel East to visit my grandchildren.  Maybe it is from the stress of flying and then being a guest in someone else's home even though I feel very welcomed at my daughter' home.   I also had my two oldest grandchildren for the month of July.  I brought them home and then stayed for three more weeks.
I guess you could say I was a little stressed!
Gail Estes
-----Original Message-----
From: lillian jennings <firefly@islc.net>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Friday, August 28, 1998 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] seborrhic dermatitis/gail

 

Gail, I was going to e-mail you tonight to see how you are doing and Lord and behold you e-mailed us.  Here's the information you are looking for and good new's:  IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CANCER!!!!!!  Take care, your friend, lillian

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a common, harmless, scaling
                    rash that sometimes itches.

                    Dandruff (also called pityriasis capitis) is seborrhoeic dermatitis of the
                    scalp. Seborrhoeic dermatitis may also occur on the eyebrows, eye lid
                    edges, ears, the skin near the nose and skin-folds of the armpits and
                    groin. Sometimes seborrhoeic dermatitis produces round, scaling
                    patches on the middle of the chest or on the back.
 

                    Cause

                    Seborrhoeic dermatitis is believed to be due to a proliferation of a
                    normal skin inhabitant, a yeast called Pityrosporum ovale. Patients with
                    seborrhoeic dermatitis appear to have a reduced resistance to the yeast
                    due to various factors including stress, fatigue, change of the seasons and
                    reduced general health.

                    It is not contagious or related to diet. Nervous stress and any physical
                    illness tend to make seborrhoeic dermatitis worse but they do not cause
                    it.

                    Seborrhoeic dermatitis may appear at any age (usually after puberty),
                    either gradually or suddenly. Seborrhoeic dermatitis may last for years
                    but usually disappears by itself. Often it gets better or worse without any
                    apparent reason.
 

                    Treatment

                    There is no cure for seborrhoeic dermatitis. However, it can be kept
                    under control. The treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis depends on which
                    part of the body is involved. Treatment will need to be repeated from
                    time to time.

                    SCALP
 

                         Medicated shampoos containing ketoconazole, selenium
                         disulphide, zinc pyrithione, coal tar, and salicylic acid, used twice
                         weekly for at least a month.
                         Steroid scalp applications available on prescription, used
                         intermittently.
                         Tar creams applied several hours before shampooing.

                    FACE, EARS, CHEST & BACK

                         Ketoconazole cream once daily for 2 to 4 weeks.
                         Hydrocortisone cream up to twice daily for 1 or 2 weeks.
 

gail.estes wrote:

Hi,
I am interested in knowing if anyone who has had chemotherapy is now having a problem with seborrehic dermatitis and how you are treating it.  I have just come back from the East Coast and have a scalp infection with swollen lymph nodes.  My doctor has assured me that it is seborrhic dermatitis and put me on keflex but I am always afraid of the cancer recurring.  I was dx in 2-95 with stage 4 colon ca.  I have been in remission since 9-95.  Thank God!  Anyway every time I get a sore on my neck or head I can't seem to leave it alone and then it gets infected.  Could the chemo have made the nerve endings in my scalp more sensitive?  I had 5fu and Leucovorin for 12 months. Last treatment was 1-96.  Thanks Gail
-----Original Message-----
From: suzanne1@erols.com <suzanne1@erols.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Friday, August 28, 1998 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Les>Suzanne

>Les,
>
>Sorry for delay - idiot brother and niece were here - they both left
>yesterday and I had chemo todayd - most of the time it doesn't bother me,
>but today it did for some reason.
>
>Andway from Dayton, went to Cleveland, then Charleston, then West virginia,
>and finally landed and stayed in Baltimore, MD - from Pittsburgh PA originally
>
>take care of yourself!
>
>suzanne
>
>At 06:42 AM 8/26/98 EDT, you wrote:
>>In a message dated 98-08-25 15:58:23 EDT, you write:
>>
>><< You are in Cincy?!  Lived in Dayton for over 5 years just as they were
>> developing Mt. Adams (I think that is the name - Johnny Bench had a new
>> condo there) - loved the place - let's not talk about Dayton.
>>
>> Hope today is just as good or better for you!
>>
>> Suzanne >>
>>
>>Where are you now? I hope you are away from the allergy capitol of the Ohio
>>valley.
>>OK  I won't talk about D.
>>
>>Today is a tranquil day.  about the same as yesterday, thanks for asking.
>>
>>You have a GREAT DAY
>>Love  ;>)  Les
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