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?
A Dermatologist/General Physician diagnoses Seborrhea by conduct a biopsy of the skin to determine any underlying cause for this condition.
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?
The symptoms in babies are often misdiagnosed as diaper rash.