Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects the scalp, face, and other areas of the body with a high density of oil glands. It is characterized by redness, inflammation, and flaking of the skin. Symptoms may include itching, burning sensation, and the presence of yellowish or white scales or crusts on the affected areas. The exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis is unknown, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors. Certain factors such as stress, weather changes, oily skin, and the overgrowth of a specific yeast called Malassezia can trigger or worsen the condition. Treatment for seborrheic dermatitis aims to control symptoms and manage flare-ups. This may include medicated shampoos, creams, or ointments containing antifungal or anti-inflammatory agents. In some cases, a healthcare professional may prescribe oral medications or recommend phototherapy for more severe or resistant cases. Regular cleansing, avoiding harsh or irritating skincare products, and maintaining a good skincare routine can also help manage seborrheic dermatitis. It is recommended to consult with a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.
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