Here's What You Need to Know About Seborrheic Dermatitis

Written on: Jun 30, 2020
By: Shari Hicks-Graham

If you suffer from dry, flaky, and itchy scalp, you could possibly have seborrheic dermatitis. 

The symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis consist of dryness, flaking and itching, and may often be looked upon as dandruff when it is mild. When it is more severe, it can progress to a thick, greasy scale on the scalp and become very difficult to remove. The dry characteristics of seborrheic dermatitis may even become present on the face, near the hairline, and around the nose or eyebrows. On brown skin, the skin may appear ashy or grey/brown; or on light skin, it may appear red and inflamed.

Not sure if this fits your symptoms? Here's what else you need to know..

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis (also known as Seb Derm) affects 3-5% of the U.S. population. This includes women, men, children, and infants.
  • It is associated with yeast (malassezia) and inflammation.
  • May flare during infancy or adolescence when sebaceous glands are more active.

There's currently no cure for seborrheic dermatitis but you can manage it by shampooing your hair weekly with a lightweight product like our Moisturizing Shampoo. You should also choose hairstyles that are low maintenance and will not cause too much tension to your scalp.

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