Seborrheic Dermatitis

Symptoms of Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis can appear anywhere on the body, it also can appear in more than one location on the body as well. The most common locations are as follows:

  1. Scalp
  2. Eyebrows
  3. Creases around the nose
  4. Lips
  5. Around the ears
  6. Middle of chest
  7. Armpits
  8. Groin

So why are these, the most common locations? Well to simply put it, these locations are high in oil glands. You may also have experienced periods, where these locations are worsen by seasons, change in body/hair soaps, laundry soap, just to name a few.

Also infants can have seborrheic dermatitis, this is called cradle cap. This is not a contagious, and doesn't mean the infant has poor hygiene. This may or may not be itchy for the infant. Cradle cap typically will clear up on its own.


Causes of Seborrheic Dermatitis

There is not an official cause for seborrheic dermatitis, but some believe that a combination of new skin growth and over producing oil glands play a key factor. Some also believe a yeast/fungus called Malassezia, could be the cause.

Stress and fatigue can be a trigger for a flare up.

There is also genetics. We have seen with a family's genetics, their children are likely to have seborrheic dermatitis.


Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

  1. Dermatitis-Ltd III penetrates the skin to calm and soothe the skin by improving your pH (potential of hydrogen. Also more water and vegetables will improve your pH for healthier skin and all other body organs.
  2. Use mild soaps. Such as Neutrogena (the transparent facial bar) "dry skin formula - fragrance free" is very good. Likewise, the Dove 'Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar' that has been known for years for use on sensitive skin.
  3. Use mild Shampoo: Head & Shoulders Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo or Head & Shoulders Selenium Sulfide Shampoo neither one is better, just some respond better to one and not the other, also there is Selsun Blue