Clinical Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, inflammatory skin disease characterized by the formation of erythematous and scaly plaques in oily areas such as the scalp, inner ear or face. It is also known as tinea, when it occurs in infants, dandruff or seborrheic eczema.

Where is it due to?

Seborrheic dermatitis is an idiopathic eczema. Factors that may increase the risk of occurrence are extreme temperatures, oily skin, use of lotions containing alcohol, obesity, stress and Malassezia yeast.

In which areas does it occur?

– Scalp

- Face

- Ears

– Thorax

How is seborrheic dermatitis treated?

Depending on the stage and severity of the symptoms, the dermatologist may recommend keratolytic and antifungal agents, topical corticosteroids or creams with anti-inflammatory action.