Seborrheic Dermatitis Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is seborrheic dermatitis?

Rashes with scaly flaky skin, usually on the eyebrows, nose bridge and sides of the nose. It is thought to be caused overgrowth of the Malassezia fungus, which feeds on increased sebum in some patients. Risk factors include HIV and Parkinson's disease. This condition can occur in the newborn as well.

Symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis

  • Skin Itching

  • More dandruff than before

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

Questions your doctor may ask to check for seborrheic dermatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose seborrheic dermatitis

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Did you have an increase in dandruff?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

  • Do you have scaly skin that flakes off?

Treatment for seborrheic dermatitis

Creams are usually given. If it involves the scalp, special shampoo might also be recommended. It tends to settle by itself in newborns.

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