What is Seborrheic Dermatitis? by Dr. Shalini Vemula

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common chronic skin condition that can affect both children and adults. It causes scaly patches and pink to yellow skin in areas of skin that are rich in oil glands, mainly on the scalp but also common on the ears, central face, upper chest and back. It can vary in severity from mild dandruff of the scalp to more prominent scaly red patches on the skin. In darker skin, some of the affected areas may look lighter in color.

What causes it?

What can you do for it at home?

While there is no cure for seborrheic dermatitis, the good news is that control is usually possible with treatment. If you are dealing with persistent or severe flare-ups, then it’s time to talk with a dermatologist about ways to better control your symptoms.

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