Seborrheic Dermatitis is a very distinct form of dermatitis. This condition creates oily, waxy patches on the scalp. It is a common form of an inflammatory skin condition characterized by yellow scales that eventually create oily areas on the ear and scalp. Seborrheic Dermatitis has been determined to be caused by an overproduction of skin oil from a yeast called Malassezia. This condition is known to be genetic and certain things such as stress, fatigue weather, certain lotions, or obesity may increase the chances of having this skin disorder. Medical researchers have also linked diseases such as HIV, strokes, head injuries, and Parkinson's Disease to becoming a victim to Seborrheic Dermatitis.
Seborrheic Dermatitis can occur in many areas of the skin, but it is most prone to occur on areas such as eyebrows, eyelids, creases of the nose, lips, behind the ears, outer of the ear, and the chest. Infants are not exempt from acquiring this disorder. However, many infants (and children up to age 3) may be only temporarily affected by Scheborrheic Dermatitis. This temporary form is known as Cradle Cap. In general, symptoms include the following:
Many doctors diagnose this condition by observing where the skin lesions appear. In the additional information section below are several types of treatments a person can try to improve symptoms associated with Seborrheic Dermatitis. If you feel that you may be suffering from this skin condition, there is hope. Seek your nearest dermatologist.
PHOTOS OF Seborrheic Dermatitis
ON THE FACE
IN THE SCALP
BEHIND THE EAR
AROUND THE NOSE
ON THE HEAD
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