# DISEASE IN DERMATITIS.
Seborrheic (seb-o-REE-ik) dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back....
Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't affect your overall health, but it can be uncomfortable and cause embarrassment. It isn't contagious, and it's not a sign of poor personal hygiene.
Seborrheic dermatitis is usually a long-term condition. You may need many repeated treatments before the symptoms go away. And they may return later. You may be able to manage flare-ups by recognizing seborrheic dermatitis symptoms and using a combination of self-care steps and medications. JuneBridals what to wear for a middle school prom party
Seborrheic dermatitis is also called dandruff, seborrheic eczema and seborrheic psoriasis. For infants, it's known as cradle cap.
Seborrheic dermatitis symptoms include:
Skin flakes (dandruff) on your scalp, hair, eyebrows, beard or mustache
Patches of greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales or crust on the scalp, ears, face, chest, armpits, scrotum or other parts of the body
Redness or crusting of the eyelids (blepharitis)
Possibly itching or stinging
You're so uncomfortable that you're losing sleep or being distracted from your daily routines
Your condition is causing embarrassment and anxiety
You suspect your skin is infected
You've tried self-care steps without success
yet know the exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis. But it may be related to:
A yeast (fungus) called malassezia that is in the oil secretion on the skin
An inflammatory response related to psoriasis
The season, with episodes tending to be worse in early spring and winter
A number of factors increase your risk of developing seborrheic dermatitis, including:
Neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as Parkinson's disease and depression