Seborrheic dermatitis is a common chronic skin condition that causes inflammation of the upper layers of skin. It can lead to itching, redness and flaking on the scalp, face and sometimes chest and back.
Seborrheic dermatitis may be a hereditary condition and is often aggravated by hormonal changes and cold weather. People with oily skin or hair are more at risk for developing seborrheic dermatitis. Some possible causes include:
Seborrheic dermatitis is most common during:
The following are some symptoms associated with seborrheic dermatitis include:
Although seborrheic dermatitis responds to treatment, it may recur. The main treatment goal is to relieve symptoms. Treatment options may include:
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