Seborrheic Dermatitis may be the most common skin condition to occur at the same time as rosacea. Although the two disorders are unrelated, a recent clinical study found that 26% of patients with rosacea also had facial seborrheic dermatitis, and 28% had seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.
Babies can also develop a short-lived type of seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp (cradle cap) and nappy area, which usually clears up after a few months. It’s the most common skin problem in children after eczema.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis is not usually linked to any underlying illness, but it can be stubborn and severe in some adults.
Tiredness and stress can sometimes trigger a flare-up it is more common in cold weather than in warm and is not related to diet.
There may be some areas of redness around the plaques. It tends to be very scaly on the scalp, whereas it may be more erythematous in nature in the flexural areas.
Scaling and redness are the two dominant characteristics of seborrheic dermatitis. In adults, it can present as powdery or greasy scales on the face and other parts of the body and may also cause a burning sensation. If it develops on the scalp, symptoms range from a mild case of dandruff to thickened, scaling patches and sufferers may experience an itching sensation. The symptoms seem to vary from person to person.
Affected areas can be itchy, sore and sensitive, while the flaking skin can be bothersome and embarrassing, particularly with dark clothing. Some people simply develop the rash without discomfort.
Treatment on the face and body may include medications such as antifungal preparations that reduce inflammation and the build-up of scaling on the skin. Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp may include medicated anti-dandruff shampoos. Treatment can improve and sometimes even clear the symptoms of seborrhoeic dermatitis in adults, but there is no permanent cure and the complaint tends to come back when treatment is stopped.
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Massaging the scalp at night with our Body Lotion, followed by washing the hair and scalp next morning and lifting the crusts with a soft brush, will help keep the scalp moisturised and assist in reducing any irritation and redness.