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Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

A Problem At Any Age: Not Limited To “Cradle Cap”.

What is Seborrhoeic Dermatitis?

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder common in babies, children and adults.

Its clinical manifestation is due to irregular maturation of the cells in the outer layers of the skin and the presence of a harmful microorganism (Pityrosporum ovale, a yeast found in the follicles).

It can affect new-born infants.

Causes
  • Direct: unknown;
  • Indirect: stress, alcohol, dietary abuse
Symptoms

Yellowy/red patches on the skin covered in flakes that detach easily, sometimes accompanied by itching.

Affected areas

Mainly in sebum-rich areas: creases around the nose, scalp, and eyebrows.

Treatment

Creams and lotions that combine anti-microbial (anti-fungal) ingredients and soothing, anti-inflammatory substances.

Avoid
  • Using aggressive, irritant cleansers
  • Applying cosmetics that can clog the skin and that are rich in lipids.
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