The dermatitis is a skin problem that causes a lot of itching and swelling in localized areas and when this occurs in areas with significant activity of the sebaceous glands, such as the scalp, face or torso, we have a more specific problem and annoying called seborrheic dermatitis.
What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?
This skin problem seems to be caused by a fungus known as Malassezia furfur , but that is agrabada by hormonal factors, stress, climate and the general state of health.
Symptoms of Seborrheic Dermatitis:
There are some very clear symptoms that define clearly and precisely the emergence of seborrheic dermatitis, such as:
- The greasy appearance of skin with a peeling that has a few colors ranging from white to yellowish brown.
- The red color and slightly swollen skin areas are another feature of this dermatitis that may resemble the known common dermatitis psoriasis.
- A particular feature of this dermatitis is the appearance in certain areas of the body. Places where there are sebaceous glands such as the scalp, upper lip, below the eyebrows, inside or behind the ears, eyelids, wrinkles near the mouth, nose, armpits, groin, navel , buttocks, under the breasts or in the upper back area.
- Of course the burning and itching can be very intense and worse if one scratch constantly.
Treatment for Seborrheic Dermatitis:
Actually, there is no complete cure for seborrheic dermatitis that will be there steadily throughout life and that seems to have a significant hereditary factor apart from other causes, but yes, many things you can do to mitigate their undesirable effects.
One of the most frequent problems arising from seborrheic dermatitis is called dandruff , which not only produces intense itching on the scalp but gives a bad appearance of scaly skin on our shoulders that betray our disease.
Using our shampoos recommended for a personalized medical problem deeply can help mitigate this skin disease in the head.
Doctors also tend to prescribe topical corticosteroids and anti-fungal medications.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common problem that we should tell our doctor as soon as it appears. If you have experienced this problem or currently suffer, we’d like to know how to do to mitigate it, through our comments.