What Is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Q:
What is seborrheic dermatitis?

A:
Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic form of eczema. It appears on the body where there are many oil-producing glands like upper back, nose and scalp. It is not contagious.

Seborrheic dermatitis can appear on people of all ages. It mostly appears on adults between 30-60 and infants under 3 months. It is more common in men than women.

Seborrheic dermatitis has following symptoms:

  • Redness.
  • Greasy and swollen skin.
  • White or yellowish crusty flakes.
  • Itch.
  • Burning.
  • Pink patches.

If you have seborrheic dermatitis, you had better ask for advice from your doctor. Your doctor will help you find a way to control it.

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