Seborrheic Dermatitis: How is it treated?

seborrheic dermatitis

Redness and peeling of the skin are the most common symptoms of this type of dermatitis that mainly affects the scalp, but it can also spread to other parts of the body.

For adults, we have a chronic problem and require that we follow a treatment to reduce outbreaks and intensity. Outbreaks can increase if in addition we are prone to suffer from stress or in periods of tiredness and fatigue.

seborrheic dermatitis

What is seborrheic dermatitis?

The mildest form is commonly known as dandruff, but this skin disorder goes beyond, because although mainly affects the scalp, can also spread to other parts of the body, from face to chest or buttocks.

Its main symptoms are redness and flaking of the skin. When this happens in babies, usually in the first three months of life, also called cradle cap.

When it occurs in adults the main difference is that it is a disorder or chronic problem, which evolves as outbreaks, whose intensity can be increased when it is associated with an episode of stress or fatigue.

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