What is Seborrea?

Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that affects the scalp, causing scaly, itchy skin, redness and stubborn dandruff. In infants, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp is known as cradle cap. Seborrhea can also affect the face, upper chest, back and other areas of your body that have sebaceous glands.

Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis does not affect your overall health, but it can be annoying and cause embarrassment when it develops in the visible parts of your body. It is not contagious and is not a sign of poor personal hygiene. Seborrheic dermatitis tends to repeat itself, but you may be able to manage outbreaks by recognizing its signs and symptoms and by using a combination of self-care measures and over-the-counter drugs (OTC) .

Symptoms of seborrhea

Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis most often affects the scalp, but can occur in skin areas rich in sebaceous glands. Read more about the symptoms of seborrhea.

Doctors do not yet know the cause of seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis. Factors that may play a role include the season, having AIDS, etc.. Read more about the causes of seborrhea.

Seborrhea is diagnosed by medical history, listening to what you say about your symptoms and examining areas of skin that bothered. Read more about the diagnosis of seborrhea.

Treatment of seborrhea

Treatment of seborrhea depends on skin type, severity of seborrhea, and if the symptoms affect the scalp or other areas of your body. Read more about the treatment of seborrhea.
Home Remedies for seborrhea

Although seborrhea is usually chronic, there are some steps you can take to alleviate its most troublesome symptoms and improve the daily life of the affected. Read more about home remedies for seborrhea.

Alternative Medicine for seborrhea

There is some evidence that the application of certain oils soften the skin and make it more flexible may provide some relief to seborrhea. Read more about alternative medicine for seborrhea.


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