Research Award Budget Template Video New Join SOCS Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory dermatologic condition that usually appears on areas of the body with a large density of sebaceous glands, such as the scalp, face, chest, back, axilla, and groin. Although it can be associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection and neurologic disease (e.g., cerebrovascular event, Parkinson disease),1 seborrheic dermatitis typically occurs in healthy persons. Its prevalence is 1% to 3% in the general population and 34% to 83% in immunocompromised persons.2 It has a bimodal distribution, with peaks at two to 12 months of age and in adolescence and early adulthood.2 It is more common in men and is typically more severe in cold and dry climates and during periods of increased stress.3 In more severe cases, you may receive a prescription for a mild corticosteroid medication to calm the inflammation as well. Use topical corticosteroids only as directed—that is, when the seborrheic dermatitis is actively flaring. Visit WebMD on Twitter Cradle cap: A type of seborrheic dermatitis   Patient information: A handout on this topic is available at https://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-dermatitis.html. Remote Consultations for "Second Opinion" Academy resources for: Referring Physician Portal Medscape Consult Sarah Lee, BA and Roopal V. Kundu, MD Pregnancy After 35 It is not an allergy. Neurological and psychiatric diseases: Parkinson disease, tardive dyskinesia, depression, epilepsy, facial nerve palsy, spinal cord injury and congenital disorders such as Down syndrome Plaques tend to be thicker with more pronounced erythema or redness. Publication type Send to Second Trimester Great Networking Atmosphere in Dallas! Variation Things That Look Scary But Aren't Related Conditions and Diseases Betamethasone valerate 0.1% cream (Beta-Val) or lotion Presentation Seborrheic dermatitis: Causes Gene Expression Omnibus Today on WebMD Kastarinen, H, Oksanen, T, Okokon, EO, Kiviniemi, VV. "Topical anti-inflammatory agents for seborrhoeic dermatitis of the face or scalp". Cochrane Database Syst Rev.. 2014 May 19. pp. CD009446. Dermatology Glossary Mayo Clinic Health Letter Sports Medicine Coal tar shampoo Skin Tags: What Are They? Petroleum jelly is NOT recommended if you have seborrheic dermatitis. Using it tends to worsen seborrheic dermatitis. Lectures & Presentations The skin beneath these patches is reddish. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Health Solutions Molluscum In the groin Shampoo once a week using the dandruff shampoo Healthy Living Healthy Tuberculosis Supplemental Content Seborrheic dermatitis appears in oily skin areas like the side of the nose and causes redness and yellow scale Product Dosing frequency Common adverse effects Cost for generic (brand)* What to Read Next on Medscape WebMD Health Services The Basics of Dandruff Regardless of the form SD takes in infants, it tends to disappear permanently before the age of one. Choosing topical treatments for children under a year in age should be done in consultation with a doctor. FACE AND BODY Pigmentation and Blemishes The pinkish skin on this woman’s forehead, eyelids, and nose is seborrheic dermatitis. Hormonal changes or illness INFECTIOUS DISEASE ADVISOR GOOGLE PLUS Proteins Depending on the severity of scalp inflammation, topical corticosteroids can be beneficial, but long-term use is associated with adverse effects and can be expensive.2 Fluocinolone 0.01% solution (Synalar) or shampoo (Capex) and betamethasone valerate 0.12% foam (Luxiq) can reduce itching and inflammation.18 For moderate to severe cases, clobetasol 0.05% shampoo (Clobex) twice weekly alternating with ketoconazole 2% shampoo twice weekly can reduce acute symptoms more quickly and maintain control longer after discontinuing use, compared with ketoconazole alone.19 Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887 Fluocinolone 0.01% shampoo (Capex) Dietary Changes Can Lessen Severity of Psoriatic Disease Excessive Sweating Figure 1. Academy resources for: Patient and Visitor Guide Check for Interactions Dr. Donovan's Daily Hair Loss Blog (2011-2018) Sustaining Member Program Daily 5 Steps to Controlling High Blood Pressure Order Plewig G Jansen T. “Seborrheic Dermatitis.” In: Wolff K, Goldsmith LA, Katz SI, et al. editors. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, 7th ed. United States of America, McGraw Hill Medical; 2008. p.219-25. Supplemental Content Regular washing of the scalp with baby shampoo or aqueous cream is followed by gentle brushing to clear the scales. WebMD MedicineNet eMedicineHealth RxList WebMD Corporate Seborrheic dermatitis: Diagnosis and treatment Abstract (text) Patient Handouts - By Type of Treatment First Aid Overview of Scalp Biopsies (This is a brief review of seborrheic dermatitis in the setting of HIV infection.) Registration MEDLINE All Data & Software Resources... Melanoma state reporting  Drugs & Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic. Dermatitis Corporate What pathogens are responsible for this disease? SNP Submission Tool What are the clinical features of seborrhoeic dermatitis? Dictionary Melasma Epilepsy. SOCS RESPIRATORY Kastarinen, H, Oksanen, T, Okokon, EO, Kiviniemi, VV. "Topical anti-inflammatory agents for seborrhoeic dermatitis of the face or scalp". Cochrane Database Syst Rev.. 2014 May 19. pp. CD009446. WHAT'S THE EVIDENCE for specific management and treatment recommendations? Epilepsy On DermNet NZ Cradle cap on dark skin Copyright © 2015 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. COPYRIGHT © 2010-2018, DR. JEFF DONOVAN DR. DONOVAN REFLECTIONS Advanced Expert Blogs and Interviews Barhum, Lana. "Natural remedies for seborrheic dermatitis." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 26 Aug. 2017. Web. Either of two distinct truncal patterns: (1) annular or geographic petaloid scaling or (2) pityriasiform variety (rare) Topical corticosteroids (discouraged except for short-term use and at risk for tachyphylaxis when used as monotherapy) Phototherapy When to see a doctor Brown-red, scaly eruption of toe webs, groin, and axillae Bumps and growths acute dermatitis | burn cream acute dermatitis | cercarial dermatitis acute dermatitis | chronic dermatitis
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