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How can seborrheic dermatitis not be caused by poor hygiene as the assotiation for dermatology said? Wouldn't poor hygiene at least aggravate the condition?

The treatment is mainly antifungal. And the causes are said to be environmental. In winter we stay indoors so as to avoid cold weather, we have poorly oxygenated and poorly ventilated homes because we want to avoid the same cold weather. All these exacerbate fungal infections.

I am not asking why the AAD believes it I am asking why and how it is true. They just happened to assert something that I can't understand and I am questioning its validity. I am not addressing the assertion per se I am addressing the content of the assertion.

  • Your assumptions about bathing habits and weather are very localized/personal. I bathe the same amount year round, and winters are not more humid where I live. Precisely the opposite, in fact. And consider the tropics where there's little difference between winter and summer. – Carey Gregory May 15 at 14:46

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