Seborrheic Dermatitis

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Dry scaling patches of skin can occur for a variety of reasons. When the patches involve the scalp, eyebrows, skin behind the ears, the face, especially the creases beside the nose, the navel, skin over the breastbone, and the eyelids, the cause is usually seborrheic dermatitis (also called seborrhea).
This kind of chronic dermatitis seems to run in families, but nutrition, hormones, infection, and physical or emotional stress may cause flare-ups of activity. Seborrhea is primarily an inflammatory problem, although the irritated skin occasionally becomes infected, too.

Seborrheic DermatitisOne theory exists, however, that suggests that the root cause of this kind of dermatitis might be an allergic reaction to the common scalp yeast fungus Pityrosporum ovale and, therefore, that antifungal medications might help. Indeed the drug ketoconazole does seem to stop the scaling in some seborrhea sufferers, but not all. Since inflammation and infection still play important roles in this skin disorder, nutritional therapies that decrease inflammation or that improve your resistance to infection should help.

What helps Seborrheic Dermatitis?

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Seborrheic Dermatitis Herbal remedies

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What makes Seborrheic Dermatitis worse?

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