Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis

It is the skin disease which usually affect the scalp and formed red hard patches on scalp. Oily areas of body also affect by seborrheic dermatitis like face, nose, and eyelids etc. It can resolve on its own but severe disease required medical treatment.


Signs and symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis include:seborrheic dermatitis Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Dandruff on scalp
  • Greasy patches on skin
  • Crust formation on scalp

The exact cause of this disease is still unknown but certain diseases of skin related with this condition, like fungal infection and certain autoimmune conditions.


After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor might recommend the following tests:

  • Blood test to rule out the other causes
  • Skin biopsy to exclude the malignancy
  • Skin examination

There are many treatment options depend upon the stage and severity of disease which include:

  • Steroids cream to control the inflammation
  • Ointments to control the itching
  • Soothing lotion for redness
  • Antibiotic cream to prevent the secondary bacterial infection
  • Anti-fungal for fungal infections
Home remedies

Following tips will help you in this condition:

  • Avoid using cosmetic products
  • Wash skin daily
  • Use lotion to soften the skin
  • Avoid alcoholic products for skin
  • Use medicated creams properly
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