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Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic, recurrent and usually mild inflammation of the skin. In adults, seborrheic dermatitis usually affects the scalp, eyebrows, ear canals, the wings of the nose and the area behind the ears, and sometimes it also affects the armpits, chest and groin. Most people complain of having dandruff, especially on the back and sides of the head (greasy dandruff). It also manifests as peeling, itching and reddening of the skin. It particularly affects areas with a large number of sebaceous glands.


  • oily dandruff on the scalp, hair, eyebrows, chin and mustache,
  • white or yellow scales and 'crusts' on the scalp, ears, face or other parts of the body,
  • reddened skin
  • itching or burning.


  • pregnancy

The course of the procedure
Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis depends on several factors - the patient's age, the location of the lesions and the severity of the disease process. Both local and general treatment are necessary. The latter option is reserved for patients whose skin lesions are very severe, do not respond to the current local treatment and are extremely recurrent. Retinoids, antibiotics, imidazole derivatives and, in special situations, steroids can be used. The patient should rather prepare for the long-term struggle for smooth, clean and healthy skin. Most often, special lotions and shampoos are used to wash the skin, rich in antifungal substances (sulfur, tar, selenium) that eliminate the cause of the ailments. Your doctor may also order topical steroids to help reduce inflammation quickly and effectively. Usually, it is also recommended to irradiate the lesions with lamps that dry the lesions, have antifungal and bactericidal properties.


The effect of the treatment is to reduce itching and skin lesions.

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