Seborrheic Dermatitis is a common condition that results in a flaky, scaling rash on the scalp, face, and other areas. It is also known as dandruff, which is an uninflamed form of Seborrheic Dermatitis. It is caused by an overgrowth of a naturally occurring yeast on our bodies. It most commonly occurs after puberty, when oil production is increased. Cradle cap is the infantile version of Seborrheic Dermatitis.
Seborrheic Dermatitis can be very itchy and the flakes associated with it can be bothersome. In order to help, we use various treatment strategies to help quickly resolve the condition and to prevent recurrences.
Seborrheic Dertatitis Treatment
- Over the counter anti-dandruff shampoos- These are useful in mild cases
- Prescription Shampoos- In more involved cases, prescription strength antifungal shampoos may be necessary to gain control
Topical Steroids- In order to control the itch and inflammation, topical steroid preparations can be applied to the affected areas
Seborrheic Dermatitis is a very treatable condition. Most patients are able to achieve satisfactory results through the treatment strategies recommended.
If you have questions concerning Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis, call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Myers. At your visit, Dr. Myers will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition.
Dr. David Myers
Dr. David Myers is a board certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. His expertise and attention to detail make him a trusted doctor in his community.