Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis is a chronic condition of the scalp, ears, eyebrows, and sides of the nose. It can also occur in several other areas of the body including the buttocks and other skin folds. It causes scaling or flaking of the affected areas with a pink to red base and is often very itchy. Many people with seborrheic dermatitis report a history of dandruff in the scalp. The patches come and go and are often worse in the winter when the air is cold and dry. It is most common in infants, middle-aged and the elderly. While seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition that cannot be cured, it is a condition that is manageable with prescription shampoos and creams.