What Is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

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Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic form of eczema. It appears on the body where there are many oil-producing glands like upper back, nose and scalp. It is not contagious. Seborrheic dermatitis can appear on people of all ages. It mostly appears on adults between 30-60 and infants under 3 months. It is more common in men than women. Seborrheic dermatitis has following symptoms:
  • Redness.
  • Greasy and swollen skin.
  • White or yellowish crusty flakes.
  • Itch.
  • Burning.
  • Pink patches.
If you have seborrheic dermatitis, you had better ask for advice from your doctor. Your doctor will help you find a way to control it. Keywords: seborrheic dermatitis; seborrheic dermatitis+
can it come on your legs also
Hi Betty. The answer is yes, symptoms can appear on your leg. Seborrheic Dermatitis is a condition caused by malassezia, a type of fungus that exist in people's oil discretions. Therefore though it normally appears on the scalp, it can also appear inside the ear, on the chest, and, of course, on the legs. The symptoms of Seborrheic Dermatitis are those like Matthew just mentioned. Since doctors don't fully understand the origin of this condition, there are no exact cure as well. However, to prevent this condition it is advised to care for your skin and not apply irritating chemicals on your skin.
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