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Sebborheic capitis - Symptoms and Treatments


A common skin condition that can affect the scalp, face, and body.

The incidence of sebborheic capitis can be up to 42% in infants up to 3 months. In adolescents and adults, the condition affects the scalp and other seborrheic areas on the face, upper-chest, axillae, and inguinal folds in 1–3% of the general adult population.

Sebborheic capitis is a skin condition that results in dry, scaly patches that may appear red. The commonly affected area is the scalp, where it appears similar to dandruff. Oily areas of the face and body such as the nose, eyebrows, and chest region may also be affected. In infants, the condition may result in scaly, crusty patches on the scalp.


  • Flaky skin on the hair, eyebrows, and scalp
  • Crusty, flaky skin on the face and body
  • Red and itchy skin


Self-care: Avoid harsh chemicals such as hair styling products. A healthy diet with low fat, along with reduced stress levels can help manage the condition.

Topical treatments: Medicated shampoos, gentle cleansers, and ointments can be used to treat this condition. In some cases, corticosteroids may be prescribed.

Specialists: It is recommended to consult a dermatologist in case of persistent rashes. At mfine, we offer holistic treatment plans for various ailments that are customized for every individual.

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