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Seborrheic Dermatitis

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A common skin ailment called seborrheic dermatitis mostly affects the scalp, resulting in red skin, scaly spots, and persistent dandruff. It may also impact the back, upper chest, and face, among other greasy parts of the body. Here's a quick rundown: Signs: Scaly patches: These may flake off and might be either white or yellowish in color. Red skin:The afflicted regions may have a reddish hue. Itching: It can range from moderate to severe, causing discomfort.Dandruff: It frequently appears on the scalp as persistent dandruff that is not removed by frequent shampooing. Reasons: Yeast that typically resides on the skin but can overgrow and cause irritation is called malassezia. Oily skin: Individuals who produce more oil on their skin are at a higher risk of developing seborrheic dermatitis. Genetics: Since it usually runs in families, there might be a hereditary component. Additional factors: Medication side effects, stress, and specific medical problems might all play a role. Therapy: Shampoos with medication: Shampoos available over-the-counter or on prescription that contain zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or ketoconazole may be of assistance. Topical remedies: Itching and inflammation can be decreased using steroid creams or ointments. Creams with antifungal properties can target the yeast that is causing the illness. Lifestyle adjustments: Stress management, avoiding abrasive soaps and skincare products, and using a mild cleanser can all be helpful. When to Visit a Physician: Should over-the-counter remedies prove ineffective: Stronger prescriptions can be written by a dermatologist. If it worsens or spreads: particularly if it affects regions other than the scalp. If further symptoms exist: such pain, swelling lymph nodes, or fever. Since seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic illness, flare-ups are possible. It is effectively controllable with appropriate care and therapy.