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Bidhendi N, Ahmadi Ashtiani H, Ayatollahi A, Yadangi S, Ghorban Dadras O, Firooz A. Comparison of the efficacy and safety of a herbal extract lotion with clotrimazole 1% lotion in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis: A randomized clinical trial. jdc. 2017; 7 (4) :189-199
URL: http://jdc.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5215-en.html

1- Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Center for Research & Training in Skin Diseases & Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , azinay@gmail.com
3- Center for Research & Training in Skin Diseases & Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Center for Research & Training in Skin Diseases & Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Cosmetic Products Research Center, Food and Drug Organization, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (2052 Views)

Background and Aim: Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis (SD) are common chronic skin diseases. There are many chemical drugs for treating dandruff and SD. Prolonged use of them may cause side effects and drug resistance. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of a herbal extract lotion with clotrimazole 1% lotion in the treatment of SD.

Methods: Twenty volunteers (12 men and 8 women) aged 20 to 40 years, with seborrheic dermatitis were enrolled in this trial and were randomly allocated into two groups. One group was treated with a herbal extract lotion and the other group with clotrimazole lotion. The herbal extract contained common sage, thyme vulgaris, tea tree oil, lavender, willow, rosemary, and aloe vera. The patients were instructed to use the lotions three times a week for 4 weeks. We evaluated the patients by clinical assessment and measured the scalp sebum, pH, and dandruff number before two weeks, and four weeks after completed a treatment. At the end of the study, each participant satisfaction form.

Results: At the end of the study, the participants whom received the herbal extract lotion had a significantly greater reduction in scalp scaling, erythema, itching, and number of dandruff compared with those who received clotrimazole (P<0.05). The patient satisfaction score was also higher in the herbal extract group (60% versus 10%).

Conclusion: This study showed that herbal extracts lotion was effective in the treatment of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitiand can be an appropriate alternative to chemical agents.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/03/18 | Accepted: 2017/03/18 | Published: 2017/03/18

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