Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, noncontagious, easy-to-manage skin circumstance. This kind of dermatitis causes itchy pink patches and greasy scales for your skin together with white or yellow crusty or powdery flakes for your scalp. “Seborrheic” refers to the “sebaceous” glands while “derm” means “pores and skin.” It’s called “dandruff” (pityriasis capitis) while it’s on a teenager’s or adult’s scalp, and “cradle cap” while it’s on a baby’s. Seborrheic dermatitis can arise in different regions of your frame. These are regions with the maximum sebaceous (oil) gland activity: your upper back and chest, face/forehead, the creases at the bottom of your nose, in the back of your ears, navel (stomach button), eyebrows, below your breasts and withinside the creases/bends of your arms, legs and groin. Seborrheic dermatitis is a lifelong condition that appears, disappears with remedy, and flares up from time to time.
Treatments for seborrheic dermatitis of the face and body consist of topical antifungals, corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors. Topical antifungals consist of ciclopirox, ketoconazole or sertaconazole. These products, to be had in creams, foams or gels, are typically carried out to the affected regions two times every day for up to 8 weeks after which as needed. Topical corticosteroids consist of betamethasone valerate, desonide, fluocinolone or hydrocortisone. These products are available in creams, lotions, foams, gels, ointments, oil or solution. They are taken a couple of times a day. Your healthcare company would possibly prescribe those merchandise if antifungal merchandise aren’t a hit in clearing your seborrheic dermatitis or for treating flare-ups. Corticosteroids can motive a thinning of your pores and skin and ought to now no longer be used constantly for weeks and months at a time without a break. Topical calcineurin inhibitors are an alternative to corticosteroids. These products consist of pimecrolimus cream (Elidel®) or tacrolimus ointment (Protopic®). They are carried out to the affected region two times every day. If your case is severe, your healthcare company may also prescribe an oral (pill) antifungal agent or phototherapy (a selected wavelength of ultraviolet mild to lower irritation withinside the skin). Ask your healthcare company approximately the aspect results of those medicinal drugs and what to observe for. Follow your company’s instructions approximately the way to take those medicinal drugs. You and your healthcare company will paintings carefully collectively to choose products and develop a remedy plan so as to be most beneficial to deal with your particular case of seborrheic dermatitis.
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