Seborrhoeic Dermatitis (known as cradle cap in babies)
What is Seborrhoeic Dermatitis?
Seborrhoeic Dermatitus is a red often itchy rash found in sebaceous areas such as the scalp and face.
Signs of Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
It can present itself in a covering of large white or yellow greasy scales. Redness can often be seen beyond the front and back of the hair line. It can also effect inside and behind the ears too. It can feel sensitive, tight and crusty due to the over production of skin cells and can often be weepy.
In babies it is commonly known as cradle cap.
It is very common and can affect all ages and both sexes and can be easily treated with the correct products and home care regime.
It can look similar to psoriasis so professional diagnosis is important to make sure you have the correct treatment.
Possible Causes of Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
Specific causes are not known but it is generally believed that it is caused by one of the following;
• a low immune system,
• lack of nutrient’s
It is also in some cases believed to be caused by the over growth of a yeast called Malassezia that lives on the skin. People suffering are believed to have a low resistance to Malassezia.
Sebaceous glands work harder to produce sebum when there is little or no hair present to try and help protect the scalp. Because of this it is commonly found to effect babies and people with thinning hair, for example male and female pattern baldness (MPB/FPB).
Poor diet can be a factor as can stress and tiredness and the change in seasons can have an effect too.
It can be severe in people affected with HIV, depression and Parkinson’s disease.
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is very common and easily treated. As it can be a long term condition, once treated and cleared in a reputable clinic it is highly recommended that you continue using the correct products to keep it under control. If left untreated again or the use of incorrect products, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis can return.
Our Eucaderm treatments packs No 2 and No 3 can be used to relieve this condition.
Clinic treatment will remove and relieve this condition quicker with the use of our steamers and infrared lights to aid softening of the scale and aid healing of the scalp. You will then be able to home treat with the knowledge that you have the correct products for your condition.
Call us on 01273 711140 to discuss your symptoms and find out which pack best suits you (we can mix and match products to suit each individual) or to book a consultation as wrong self-diagnosis can result in incorrect products being used.