Seborrhea is a common skin disorder that affects the scalp. The condition causes scaly patches, red skin and dandruff that wouldn’t go. The condition is primarily related to scalp but may also affect other areas of the body like the face, upper chest and back. There can be stinging and itching in the affected areas.
HOW IS SEBORRHEA DIAGNOSED?
Usually the diagnosis is based on patient's medical history and physical examination. Very rarely, the doctors suggest skin biopsy.
HOW IS SEBORRHEA TREATED?
Treatment of Seborrhea is through use of medicated shampoos and creams. Inflammation may be controlled by use of specific lotions and creams. Antifungal medication may be taken orally as well. Photochemotherapy combined with medication is also another treatment method for treating Seborrhea.
DID YOU KNOW?
Seborrheic dermatitis is usually a long-term condition. You may need many repeated treatments before the symptoms go away. And they may return later.