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Seborrheic dermatitis

Also known as Seborrhea and Seborrheic Eczema

Seborrhoeic dermatitis (also seborrheic dermatitis AmE, seborrhea) (also known as "seborrheic eczema") is an inflammatory skin disorder affecting the scalp, face, and torso. Typically, seborrheic dermatitis presents with scaly, flaky, itchy, and red skin. It particularly affects the sebaceous-gland-rich areas of skin. In adolescents and adults, seborrhoeic dermatitis usually presents as scalp scaling similar to dandruff or as mild to marked erythema of the nasolabial fold.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with seborrheic dermatitis, 74% report having skin rash, 49% report having skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, and 47% report having abnormal appearing skin. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of seborrheic dermatitis are skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, irregular appearing scalp, dry or flaky scalp, itchy scalp, acne or pimples, too little hair, and symptoms of the face, although you may still have seborrheic dermatitis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with seborrheic dermatitis often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, biopsy, excision of skin lesion, other therapeutic procedures, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, referral to home health care service and ophthalmic examination and evaluation .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with seborrheic dermatitis include ketoconazole, hydrocortisone topical, selenium sulfide topical, betamethasone topical product, desonide topical, haemophilus b conjugate vaccine (obsolete), pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (prevnar), salicylic acid topical, clobetasol topical, rotavirus vaccines (rotavirus vaccine), hepatitis b vaccine (obsolete), triamcinolone and ciclopirox topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for seborrheic dermatitis include race/ethnicity = black age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
8.4x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
0.8x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
1.0x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.6x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.8x
Other
1.1x
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