Seborrheic Dermatitis

by Jon West January 11, 2016

Seborrheic Dermatitis is a very common, inflammatory skin condition that has flaky white and yellow scales on oily areas such as scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, creases of the nose, lips, behind and inside the ear, and middle of the chest. Sometimes it occurs with or without reddened skin. In infants the skin condition is located on the scalp and is referred to as cradle cap. 

Causes of this skin condition is thought to be a combination of things. Hormone levels, weakened immune system, lack of certain nutrients or nervous system problems. Seborrheic Dermatitis appears to run in families.

Some of the risk factors include: stress or fatigue, weather extremes, oily skin, infrequent skin cleaning or shampooing, using lotions that contain alcohol, obesity, HIV, and neurologic conditions.

Some of the symptoms include greasy, oily areas of skin, skin lesions, plaques over large areas, itching, redness, hair loss and skin scales.

Seborrheic Dermatitis is a chronic condition that comes and goes. This skin disorder can be embarrassing. It’s severity can be lessened by controlling the risk factors and talking with your dermatologist.

Epizyn can help lessen the symptoms associated with this chronic skin condition.

Jon West
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