seborrheic dermatitis symptoms

What is seborrheic dermatitis?

The dermatitis is a skin problem that causes a lot of itching and swelling localized areas and when this dermatitis occurs in areas with significant activity of the sebaceous glands, such as the scalp, face or torso, this is a particular problem very upset and called seborrheic dermatitis.

seborrheic dermatitis symptoms

This skin problem seems to be caused by a fungus known as Malassezia furfur, but shows aggravated by hormonal factors, stress, climate and health in general.

Seborrheic dermatitis symptoms

There are some very clear symptoms that define a clear and precise appearance of the seborrheic dermatitis such as:

  • The greasy appearance of the skin with a peeling thereof having few colors ranging from white to yellowish brown.
  • Areas of skin reddish and slightly swollen are another feature of this dermatitis that can reach resembled known as psoriasis or dermatitis common.
  • A particular feature of this dermatitis is the appearance in certain areas of the body. Places where there are sebaceous glands such as the scalp, upper lip, below the eyebrows, inside or behind the ears, eyelids, wrinkles near the mouth, nose, armpits, groin, navel , buttocks, under the breasts or in the upper back area.
  • Of course the burning and itching can be very intense and worse if we scratch constantly.

Seborrheic dermatitis Treatment

The treatment for seborrheic dermatitis must be with a medical specialist, i.e., a dermatologist, after making a diagnosis and finally to verify that what kind of dermatitis have this.