is a chronic skin disorder. Symptoms include red, scaly, greasy, itchy, and inflamed skin. Areas of the skin rich in oil-producing glands are often affected including the scalp, face, and chest. In babies, when the scalp is primarily involved. Dandruff is a milder form of the condition without inflammation. Seborrheic dermatitis is not contagious.
The typical treatment is antifungal cream and anti-inflammatory agents. Specifically, ketoconazole or ciclopirox are effective.
The condition is most common in infants within the 3 first months or in adults aged 30 to 70 years. In adults between 1% and 10% of people are affected. Males are more often affected than females.
Treatment ― OTC Drugs
It tends to get worse when it's hard and stressful. Take a break and use an anti-dandruff shampoo daily.
#Pyrithione zinc shampoo
#Selenium sulfide shampoo
Apply topical OTC steroids only to the itchy areas for a short time. Be aware that applying too much steroid to the skin can cause a side-effect such as folliculitis.
More information ― English
Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a long-term skin disorder. Symptoms include red, scaly, greasy, itchy, and inflamed skin. Areas of the skin rich in oil-producing glands are often affected including the scalp, face, and chest.
It occurs between the nose and mouth, and the side of the nose and glabellar area are also common areas.
Seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp
Acute form of Seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp
The scalp and border of the scalp are common sites of Seborrheic dermatitis.
Infant 2 months old. It is a common disease observed in newborns.
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