Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronical recurrent affliction that manifest through redness, squames and itch. It occurs on areas with a higher density of sebaceous glands (scalp, face, antherior and postherior thorax). Seborrheic dermatitis can occur among children as well, frequently localised on the scalp (cradle cap), face and diaper area.
Which are the symptoms? Among adults this affliction manifests through redness, oily looking scaly patches, whitish squames on the scalp, itch, eyelids redness, yellowish flakes on the eyelashes and eyebrows. It alleviates during summer and worsens during winter, when the weather is cold and dry.
How is the diagnose determined? There is no specific laboratory test that will point out this diagnosis, and therefore, a clinical exam and medical history examination is required.
The treatment includes antimycotic and anti-inflammatory medicine, such as certain lotions or shampoos that will be applied during a long period of time, along with a 4 to 6 weeks re-evaluation from the beginning of the treatment.