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Greasy scales in scalp or face? What is Sebopsoriasis


When Seborrheic dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) and Psoriasis (overgrowth of new cells) overlap each other, it results in sebopsoriasis.
Nearly 3% of the world’s population has some form of psoriasis. [1]

- Medical diagnosis is required if there is extreme redness and peeling of the skin
- Phototherapy can also be done
- Skin biopsy is rarely performed
- Symptoms of both seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis are observed

The factors that cause Sebopsoriasis has not been identified yet but there appears to be a family history in which either Seborrheic dermatitis and/or Psoriasis often exists.

Ages affected:

Ages 2 to 17 years - Most common
Ages 18 to 49 years - Common
Above 50 years - Most common


Symptoms include scaly skin, red skin, extremely greasy skin and dry skin.
In case of occurrence of yellowish or deep red scales on the scalp, nasolabial folds, ears, eyebrows and face, the person should see a physician.

People may experience :
Plaques, itchiness, loss of hair and pain in the joints.


Self-care - Avoid applying cosmetic skin products that are harmful to the skin. Eat plenty of fruits & vegetables that are rich in antioxidants.

Medications - To reduce inflammation and cracking of the skin, drugs can be taken as per the doctor's prescription.
Specialists - If the skin redness and itching continues for more than a week, consult a physician or dermatologist. For excellent medical treatments and service, get in touch with the team at mfine

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