Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis are known to manifest in the face and the scalp area.. Also known as Seborrheic Eczema, it is a common skin problem that manifests in the form of flaky, white to yellowish scaly, patchy formation on the scalp (scalp eczema) and inside of the ear. This kind of eczema can be with or without reddened skin.

Seborrheic Dermatitis - causes

Seborrheic Eczema can happen due to overproduction of the oil in the skin and due to yeast known as malessizia. Seborrheic dermatitis can be genetic. The other risk factors that can accentuate it is skin disorder like acne, oily skin, stress, extreme weather, not cleaning the skin or shampooing regularly, use of skin chemicals and alcohol,, obesity and oily skin. Stroke, Parkinson ’s disease, injury to the head and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can also increase Seborrheic dermatitis.


Seborrheic eczema can happen in many parts of the body, but mostly it is found in places where the skin is oily. Such areas of the skin where Seborrheic Dermatitis can affect include scalp, behind the ear, eyebrows, nose creases, above or below the lips and other skin folds of the body. Babies with cradle cap can also have this problem in the form of thick, brown or yellow scales on the scalp. These scales can be in the eyelids, ear, and nose as well. Cradle cap however heals by itself, in normal cases, and can disappear by the time the baby turns 3. Skin lesions and patches are common symptoms with itching a sign of infection for Seborrheic Dermatitis


The dermatologist will ask you to use Seborrheic Dermatitis treatment shampoo.He may also ask you to apply medicated lotion to be applied on the face and chest if the eczema is present in that area. Here is information on Seborrheic dermatitis natural remedies


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