Print the entire contents of article Public and patients Drugs & Diseases > Dermatology Related Conditions and Diseases Fast facts on seborrheic dermatitis: Pill Identifier Additional Contributors Wet Wrap Therapy Spider Bites: What You Need to Know Citations Either of two distinct truncal patterns: (1) annular or geographic petaloid scaling or (2) pityriasiform variety (rare) How is seborrhoeic dermatitis diagnosed? Send to Sep 1, 2018 All Genetics & Medicine Resources... further reading Fritsch, PO, Reider, N., Bolognia, JL, Jorizzo, JL, Rapini, RP. "Other eczematous eruptions". Dermatology. Mosby-Elsevier. 2008. pp. 197-200. Belew PW, Rosenberg EW, Jennings BR. Activation of the alternative pathway of complement by Malassezia ovalis (Pityrosporum ovale). Mycopathologia. 1980 Mar 31. 70(3):187-91. [Medline]. Send to Formulary On the face and body, keep the affected areas clean -- wash with soap and water every day. Sunlight may stop the growth of the yeast organisms that inflame the skin, so being outdoors and outdoor exercise could help make the rash go away. Always be sure to wear sunscreen. Request Information about the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ Program Advertisers Support AAD Seborrheic dermatitis is also called dandruff, seborrheic eczema and seborrheic psoriasis. For infants, the condition is known as cradle cap and causes crusty, scaly patches on the scalp. Diseases & Conditions Seborrheic Dermatitis Editions Tea tree oil Uncontrolled Movements With Your Meds? Practice Management Center Upper back. The pinkish skin on this woman’s forehead, eyelids, and nose is seborrheic dermatitis. Irritation Hair & Nail Conditions Acne, rosacea, or psoriasis. Age Substitute the use of soap with a light emollient cleanser if the face is significantly scaly. 6. Gaitanis G, Magiatis P, Hantschke M, Bassukas ID, Velegraki A. The Malassezia genus in skin and systemic diseases. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2012;25(1):106–141. This content is owned by the AAFP. A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference. This material may not otherwise be downloaded, copied, printed, stored, transmitted or reproduced in any medium, whether now known or later invented, except as authorized in writing by the AAFP. Contact afpserv@aafp.org for copyright questions and/or permission requests. de Souza Leão Kamamoto C, Sanudo A, Hassun KM, Bagatin E. Low-dose oral isotretinoin for moderate to severe seborrhea and seborrheic dermatitis: a randomized comparative trial. Int J Dermatol. 2017 Jan. 56 (1):80-85. [Medline]. Practice Management GenBank: Sequin Membership Itching for a Cure Walk Seborrheic dermatitis – Medscape Reference 2002 1062640-overview Diseases & Conditions 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 Truth in advertising 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 Dessinioti C, Katsambas A. Seborrheic dermatitis: etiology, risk factors, and treatments: facts and controversies. Clin Dermatol. 2013 Jul-Aug. 31 (4):343-51. [Medline]. Medscape Physical Examination Laboratory Studies LinkOut - more resources Address Drug Dependency atopic dermatitis | interface dermatitis atopic dermatitis | irritant contact dermatitis atopic dermatitis | irritant dermatitis
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