Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin inflammatory disease when skin changes its composition and grows in quantity.

Symptoms include oily gloss, skin is thick and flaky. Seborrheic dermatitis affects skin on the head and other parts of body. It includes scalp forehead, nose fold, inside the ear or chest. A person may lose hair on their head.


A person may develop seborrheic psoriasis due to different reasons. They may include familiy history, metabolic disorders or environment. The disease, especially on scalp, is caused by a fungus. The yeast-like fungus exists practically on everyone. Under unfriendly environment conditions the protective properties of skin gets weaker. The body fails pityrosporum growth control and a seborrheic dermatitis starts.

Stress can make seborhheic dermatitis worse. Paralysed patients, those who have a Parkinson’s disease, nervous diseases and immunodeficiency may develop a seborrheic dermatitis. Hormone imbalance may develop the disease.


Seborrheic dermatitis on scalp is treated with shampoos containing tar, zinc and ketoconazole. They are to be used within a month 1 or 2 times per week.

In mild stage of seborrheic dermatitis on face an anti-fungal cream is used within a month 2 times per week.

Severe-stage seborrheic dermatitis requires peeling medications such as salicylic acid. If the therapy proves ineffective, hormonal creams along with anti-fungal creams are used within a week. Seborrheic dermatitis requiring complex therapy is treated for several weeks.

A Dermatologist is to perform treatment for seborrheic dermatitis. Consultations with other specialists may be needed.