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Other Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis Is Treatable

About:

Red, itchy rashes and flaky skin on oil-producing areas of the body and scalp.

Worldwide, the prevalence of Seborrheic Dermatitis in the overall adult population ranges from 1 to 5 percent. [1]

- Treatable by a dermatologist and resolves within months
- Requires a medical diagnosis (physical examination), lab tests or imaging rarely required
- Affects ages of 30-60 and infants under 3 months (cradle cap)
- More common in men than in women

Seborrheic dermatitis or seborrheic eczema is a common chronic-recurrent inflammatory dermatological disorder. Its non-contagious. Upon physical examination, the doctor may scrape a bit of the skin, mix it with a chemical and perform a microscopic examination to determine fungal infection. A skin biopsy may be required to rule out malignancy factor.

Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable

- Can cause stubborn dandruff on the scalp
- White or yellowish crusty flakes on upper back/chest
- Pink-colored patches on dark skin

People may experience

- Redness, itching, and burning
- Greasy, swollen skin

Treatment:

Self-care: In mild cases, a topical antifungal cream or medicated shampoo may be used. For the body, a gentle cleanser (2% zinc pyrithione), followed by a moisturizer (salicylic acid and sulfur/coal tar) may be used.

Medication: In severe cases, mild corticosteroid medication alongside topical corticosteroids may be prescribed.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a physician or a dermatologist. At mfine, were here to help you with different areas of health issues, come on board for a holistic treatment program.

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