I went to the dermatologist today because I'm having a seborrheic dermatitis flare-up on my scalp. She prescribed me Temovate. I research every RX before I use it (perks of working in a research facility) and found that this is a corticosteroid. I am very reluctant to use this! I was not encouraged by what I read:
"Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids can produce reversible HPA axis suppression with the potential for giucocorticosteroid insufficiency after withdrawal from treatment. Manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria can also be produced in some patients by systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids while on therapy."
I have been rubbing coconut oil into my scalp at night before bed and that seems to alleviate it somewhat. Anything else that can be recommended? I'd like to stay away from any kind of steroid if at all possible.