Geometry.Net - the online learning center
Home  - Health_Conditions - Seborrheic Dermatitis Bookstore
Page 2     21-40 of 99    Back | 1  | 2  | 3  | 4  | 5  | Next 20
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

         Seborrheic Dermatitis:     more books (19)
  1. Natural Treatments For Dandruff by Max Cook, 2009-09-13
  2. Dandruff - "Natural Treatments for Dandruff " by Maggie Matownson, 2009-09-22
  3. Natural Treatments for Dandruff - A Real Cure for Dandruff! AAA+++ by eBusiness Master, 2010-07-25
  4. Natural Treatments for Dandruff - A Permanent Revolutionary Treatment for Dandruff! You MUST see! by eBusiness Master, 2010-07-25
  5. Treatment of dandruff, seborrhea, and psoriasis by Celeste M Lindley, 1980

21. NEASE Seborrheic Dermatitis
seborrheic dermatitis. About seborrheic dermatitis Karen is a young mother witha one monthold baby. Will it ever go away? Who Can Get seborrheic dermatitis?

22. Skin Cap Products To Treat Psoriasis, Athletes Foot, Seborrheic Dermatitis And O
(3 Week Delivery). Skin cap products to treat psoriasis, athletesfoot, seborrheic dermatitis and other serious skin care disorders.
ACS Home
Buy Skin-Cap

About Skin-Cap

Live Operator
PST Time A Cream Solutions, Inc.
Email Us
(3 Week Delivery)
Skin cap products to treat psoriasis, athletes foot, seborrheic dermatitis and other serious skin care disorders
Skin Cap Skin Care Package
includes Skin Cap Spray 3.33 oz
2 Skin Cap Creams 1.76 oz FREE SHIPPING Skin Cap Double Pack 3.33 oz. includes 2 Skin Cap Sprays - 3.33oz. FREE SHIPPING "STOP THE ITCH" Skin Cap Large Spray 6.66 oz. Includes Shipping One Week Delivery Guaranteed! USA ORDERS ONLY! 1 Skin Cap Cream 1.76 oz FREE SHIPPING All Over Body Package includes Skin Cap Spray 3.33 oz Skin Cap Cream 1.76 oz and Skin Cap Shampoo 4.99 oz FREE SHIPPING SPECIALS! What makes Skin Cap Products superior to other products?

23. Ask NOAH About: Dermatology (Skin Conditions)
and Furnacles Burns Cellulitis Cradle Cap Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex) Cuts, Lacerations,and Abrasions Dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) Dermatitis Diaper Rash
Ask NOAH About: Dermatology (Skin Conditions)
The Skin and Skin Care The Basics
Anatomy of the Skin


Skin (Dermatologic) Conditions Acanthosis Nigricans

Alopecia (Baldness)

Athlete's Foot
Consumer Cosmetic Complaints

The Skin
The Basics
Black Skin - American Academy of Dermatology
Cellulite - Medicinenet
Mature Skin - American Academy of Dermatology
Your Skin and Your Dermatologist - American Academy of Dermatology
Skin Anatomy
Anatomy of the Skin - University of Maryland
Biology of the Skin - Merck Manual: Home Edition
The Structure and Function of Your Skin - American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
The Structure of the Skin - ... Columbia University Home Medical Guide
Glossary of Terms - American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Skin Conditions
Children's Skin Problems - American Academy of Pediatrics
Acanthosis Nigricans
Acanthosis Nigricans - American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
Acanthosis Nigricans - Discovery Health
Alopecia (Baldness)
Alopecia Areata
Alopecia Areata - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX

24. HON Allergy Glossary Dermatitis
See also Ezcema. seborrheic dermatitis An inflammation of the upper layers of theskin where scales appear on the scalp, face and sometimes in other areas.
Allergy : A B C ... W X Y Z Pollen Calendar
More on this topic Relevant sites from
HON's MedHunt:


Allergic Dermatitis

Irritant Dermatitis
from HONselect:

Dermatitis image

Dermatitis, Contact image

( Dermatitis, Toxicodendron Dermatitis, Atopic image ( Dermatitis, Seborrheic External survey "Questionnaire on mood" conducted by the "IMSP- Faculty of Medicine - University of Geneva" Dermatitis Dermatitis is an inflammation of the upper layers of the skin causing rash, blisters, scabbing, redness and swelling. There are many different types of dermatitis, these include:
  • Acrodermatitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Diaper Rash (Diaper Dermatitis)
  • Exfoliative Dermatitis
  • Herpetiformis Dermatitis
  • Irritant Dermatitis
  • Occupational Dermatitis
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Photoallergic Dermatitis
  • Phototoxic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Toxicodendron Dermatitis
Contact Dermatitis Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Contact Eczema, Irritant Contact Dermatitis

25. Seborrheic Dermatitis
seborrheic dermatitis. Definition. seborrheic dermatitis appears as red, inflamedskin covered by greasy or dry scales that may be white, yellowish, or gray.
Encyclopedia Index S Home Encyclopedia Encyclopedia Index S Seborrheic dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by scaly lesions usually on the scalp, hairline, and face. Description Seborrheic dermatitis appears as red, inflamed skin covered by greasy or dry scales that may be white, yellowish, or gray. It can effect the scalp, eyebrows, forehead, face, folds around the nose and ears, the chest, armpits (axilla), and groin. Dandruff and cradle cap are mild forms of seborrheic dermatitis, and appear as fine white scales without inflammation. Causes and symptoms The cause of seborrheic dermatitis is unclear, though it is has been linked to genetic or environmental factors. Pityrosporum ovale , a species of yeast normally found in hair follicles, has been proposed as one possible causative factor. A high fat diet and alcohol ingestion are thought to play some role. Other possible risk factors include:
  • stress and fatigue
  • weather extremes (e. g. hot, humid weather or cold, dry weather)
  • oily skin
  • infrequent shampoos
  • obesity
  • Parkinson's disease
  • AIDS
  • use of drying lotions that contain alcohol
  • other skin disorders (for example acne rosacea , or psoriasis)
Mild forms of the disorder may be asymptomatic. Symptoms also disappear and reappear, and vary in intensity over time. When scaling is present, it may be accompanied by

26. Dermatitis
seborrheic dermatitis may be dry or moist and is characterized by greasy scales andyellowish crusts on the scalp, eyelids, face, external surfaces of the ears
Encyclopedia Index D Home Encyclopedia Encyclopedia Index D Dermatitis
Dermatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the skin. Description Most types of dermatitis are characterized by an itchy pink or red rash. Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to something that irritates the skin and is manifested by one or more lines of red, swollen, blistered skin that may itch or seep. It usually appears within 48 hours after touching or brushing against a substance to which the skin is sensitive. The condition is more common in adults than in children. Contact dermatitis can occur on any part of the body, but it usually affects the hands, feet, and groin. Contact dermatitis usually does not spread from one person to another, nor does it spread beyond the area exposed to the irritant unless affected skin comes into contact with another part of the body. However, in the case of some irritants, such as poison ivy, contact dermatitis can be passed to another person or to another part of the body. Stasis dermatitis is characterized by scaly, greasy looking skin on the lower legs and around the ankles. Stasis dermatitis is most apt to affect the inner side of the calf.

27. Links
One person may have atopic dermatitis and another seborrheic dermatitis, butthey both describe their conditions as eczema . seborrheic dermatitis.
Eczema Update - June The word "eczema" has come to mean a great variety of inflammatory, scaly, itchy skin conditions. One person may have atopic dermatitis and another seborrheic dermatitis, but they both describe their conditions as "eczema". Seborrheic Dermatitis Seborrheic dermatitis is a relatively common skin condition that usually is easily recognized and differentiated from other eczematous conditions. Its characteristics are:
  • Reddened, somewhat swollen patches of skin; and, Yellowish-brown scales and crusts on affected areas of the skin, frequently on the scalp (a common cause of dandruff), and around the nose and mouth.
Seborrheic dermatitis is common in infancy and can occur again after puberty and in adulthood. Its cause is unknown. Unlike acne, which also has increased sebum production, seborrheic dermatitis is not a disease of the hair follicles and attendant sebaceous glands. The following photos are characteristic examples of seborrheic dermatitis: (Photos are used with permission of the American Academy of Dermatology National Library of Dermatologic Teaching Slides and the Sulzberger Institute for Dermatologic Education) In adults, seborrheic dermatitis can resemble psoriasis, especially on the scalp. In some patients with a genetic predisposition for psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis may be a forerunner or

28. PsoriasisNet
seborrheic dermatitis and Psoriasi seborrheic dermatitis is a common,chronic skin condition that shares some features with psoriasis
Itching: Causes and Treatment
Itching is a sensation common to a number of skin disorders, including psoriasis. It is a common sensation not specifically associated with any particular skin disorder, and may sometimes seem entirely random—for example, the spontaneous “itchy spot” on the nose, cheek, etc. It is a frequent manifestation of systemic diseases such as chronic renal disease, biliary obstruction, cirrhosis, some types of thyroid disease, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and some cancers.
Itching is so common one would think it is well understood. To the contrary, itching is not well understood at all. There isn’t even a good definition of itching. The working definition of itching from a standard dermatology textbook is, “a sensation that causes a desire to scratch.”
The medical term for itching is pruritus. By using medical terminology we can get a step away from the popular conception of itching as a minor or even funny phenomenon. When pruritus is severe, it is anything but humorous. As anyone with severe pruritus can attest, the sensation closest to severe pruritus is severe pain. Pain and pruritus do share some neurophysiologic pathways.
Pruritus seems to occur in two phases:
  • An itch is identified with a local site A subsequent more diffuse area of “itchy skin” that can be stimulated to intense pruritus by a light touch—for example, by fabric brushing against the skin.

29. Seborrhoeic Dermatitis – Information For Patients
emed logo seborrheic dermatitis – from emedicine dermatology, theonline textbook. If you have any concerns with your skin or its
Sponsors do not influence content Home Skin conditions
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a common, harmless, scaling rash affecting the face, scalp and other areas. Dandruff (also called pityriasis capitis ) is seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp. Seborrhoeic dermatitis may also occur on the eyebrows, eye lid edges, ears, the skin near the nose and skin-folds of the armpits and groin. Sometimes seborrhoeic dermatitis produces round, scaling patches on the middle of the chest or on the back.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis in armpit
Seborrhoeic dermatitis on scalp
Seborrhoeic dermatitis on nasolabial fold Cause Seborrhoeic dermatitis is believed to be related to a proliferation of a normal skin inhabitant, a yeast called Pityrosporum ovale (also known as Malassezia ). Patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis appear to have a reduced resistance to the yeast. It is not contagious or related to diet, but it may be aggravated by illness, psychological stress, fatigue, change of season and reduced general health. Those with neurological disorders including Parkinson's disease and stroke are particularly prone to it. Seborrhoeic dermatitis may appear at any age after puberty. It fluctuates in severity and may persit for years. It may predispose to

30. Inflammatory Alopecias - Seborrheic Dermatitis, hair loss, baldness, alopecia, disease, and treatment information.seborrheic dermatitis. seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic
seborrheic dermatitis Home Forums Privacy Advertising ... Home On this page... Seborrheic dermatitis Seborrheic dermatitis has several different names and differences in spelling. While seborrheic is the common US spelling, in Europe an "o" may be added to make "seborrhoeic" dermatitis. Seborrheic eczema, seborrhea oleosa, and pityriasis capitis are other names for the same condition. Diagnosis of this condition is generally straightforward, but the differential diagnosis includes a variety of conditions, such as psoriasis vulgaris, atopic dermatitis, tinea capitis and candidiasis, as well as other, more rare conditions. The exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis is not known but there is probably a genetic component involved. The prevalence of seborrheic dermatitis changes in different locations and communities around the world. The most susceptible ethnic group are Caucasians and people of Celtic descent in particular. People with Parkinson's disease are also very susceptible to seborrheic dermatitis. People with Parkinson's disease produce very high levels of of sebum. This can be partly improved by patients taking L-dopa supplements.

31. Seborrheic Dermatitis With Alopecia
seborrheic dermatitis with Alopecia. Diagnosis seborrheic dermatitis of the scalpwith alopecia. Treatment- (July 8, 1987) Phos 200 bd for 3 days. Follow up
Seborrheic Dermatitis with Alopecia
Miss S S, aged 3 ½ years, resident of Baroda, came to my clinic in Bombay with her grandfather on July 8, 1987 with the following history: Since 1-½ years, she has had an eruption on the scalp with crust formation and scaling. On combing the hair, these fall out with white flakes in large quantities leaving behind raw areas. She has a poor growth of hair, which is, thin and light brown in color. (See photo 1). Her skin is usually dry, especially in winter. She also has a problem of bed wetting, whenever she sleeps (night as well as day). Sometimes they notice that she scratches the anal region. On further interrogation: Appetite: good Thirst: good Perspiration: normal Desires: ice , ice cream , cold drinks , bananas, milk Aversion: sweets Birth: FTND Milestones: Teething/ Walking- normal, Talking-late Mind: Inclined to be stubborn. Mixes well with all. Fears dark. No significant past or family history or other symptoms were available, as the patient’s grandfather had not observed anything else.

32. Skin Clinic
D. Dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis). Dermatofibroma (Small brown growth). S. Scars.Scabies. seborrheic dermatitis click to see a picture of seborrheic dermatitis.
SFSU STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE Skin Clinic Home General Information Medical Services Preventive Medicine ... h
The Skin Clinic at SFSU Student health Service is overseen by Dr. Robert Molino. He is a board-certified internist who has specialized in skin care for more than fifteen years. Dr. Molino has developed a list of common skin conditions and diseases handouts for educational purposes, with special thanks to Dr. Vicky Prager for her assistance! Appointments are available with Dr. Molino at the SFSU Student Health Service on Monday and Wednesday afternoons . Appointments for the clinic can be made by calling (415) 338-1719. Typically it takes two to three weeks to get into the clinic. If you have a more urgent problem, such as a new-onset rash, come to Urgent Care. To find information about a specific skin topic, click on a letter below or use the scroll bar. A B C D ... X A Acne click to see a picture of acne click to see a picture of pustular acne Accutane Actinic Keratoses Alopecia Areata (Bald patches) ... click to see a picture of athlete's foot B Balding (Androgenetic alopecia) Biopsy Boils (Abscesses)
C Cancer (skin cancer) Click to see Pictures of: Basal cell cancer
Malignant melanoma

Squamous cell cancer
Contact dermatitis (see poison oak ) click to see a picture of poison oak Cysts click to see a picture of cysts D Dandruff (Seborrheic Dermatitis) Dermatofibroma (Small brown growth) Dry Skin click to see a picture of dry skin E Eczema (Atopic dermatitis) F

33. Seborrheic Dermatitis
This was my first encounter with seborrheic dermatitis and it has remainedwith me off and on ever since, acting as a barometer of my stress level.
SFSU STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE Seborrheic Dermatitis Home General Information Medical Services Preventive Medicine ... h
First encounters are memorable. I can remember feeling this slightly itchy, flaky rash developing around the edge of my nose during the first year of medical school, a highly stressful time. This was my first encounter with seborrheic dermatitis and it has remained with me off and on ever since, acting as a barometer of my stress level. It is a common skin problem of young professionals. Seborrhea is a disorder of inflammation and scaling that occurs in oily skin, like behind the ears, in the groove around the nose, on the eyebrows, sideburns and the scalp. The scalp component is considered a variant of common dandruff (see companion piece under D). Cause
Current thinking is that the skin is reacting to an overgrowth of Pityrosporum yeast in oil-bearing skin. There is an inherited component and there are some features in common with psoriasis. An intriguing fact is that any emotional or physical stress can cause seborrhea to worsen. There is no more dramatic example than when an individual develops the AIDS syndrome. In these cases, the rash shows a florid redness and scaling covering not only the face but the entire chest.

34. Advanced Search
AFP May 1, 2000. Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis. TABLE 1 Treatment of SeborrheicDermatitis. Products, Over-the- counter? Scalp, Beard, Face, Body, Instructions,

Advanced Search
Treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis
Medical College of Virginia Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
A patient information handout on seborrheic dermatitis, written by the authors of this article, is provided on page 2713. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting areas of the head and trunk where sebaceous glands are most prominent. Lipophilic yeasts of the Malassezia genus, as well as genetic, environmental and general health factors, contribute to this disorder. Scalp seborrhea varies from mild dandruff to dense, diffuse, adherent scale. Facial and trunk seborrhea is characterized by powdery or greasy scale in skin folds and along hair margins. Treatment options include application of selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc or ketoconazole-containing shampoos, topical ketoconazole cream or terbinafine solution, topical sodium sulfacetamide and topical corticosteroids. (Am Fam Physician 2000;61:2703-10,2713-4.) T he etiology of seborrheic dermatitis remains unknown, although many factors, including hormonal, have been implicated. This chronic inflammatory skin disorder is generally confined to areas of the head and trunk where sebaceous glands are most prominent. When seborrheic dermatitis occurs in the neonatal period, it usually disappears by six to 12 months of age, suggesting that it may be a response to maternal hormone stimulation.

35. Advanced Search
2703, Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis BETTY ANNE JOHNSON, MD, PH.D., and JULIAR. NUNLEY, MD A number of genetic, hormonal and environmental factors may

Advanced Search

Cover Articles
Cover Article: Practical Therapeutics
Identification and Management of Tuberculosis

A high index of suspicion is required to identify patients who require purified protein derivative skin testing for possible tuberculosis infection. In patients with a positive skin test whose clinical history or sputum smear is consistent with active disease, prompt initiation of a four-drug antimycobacterial regimen minimizes the spread of infection and the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Patient information: "Questions and Answers About TB," p. 2681
Problem-Oriented Diagnosis
The Preparticipation Athletic Evaluation

An appropriately structured preparticipation athletic examination improves a physician's ability to detect patients at risk for sudden exercise-related death, as well as conditions susceptible to rehabilitation. Appendix: "Preparticipation Examination," p. 2696

36. Dr Ali's Advice On Dermatitis
Search Products for. seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory condition of the skin,and appears as a rash on the face wherever there are hair follicles.
Home Shop Cart Join our mailing list Search Products Guides for Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory condition of the skin, and appears as a rash on the face wherever there are hair follicles. An integrated approach to treatment is usually very effective... Diagnosis A Dermititis rash is quite itchy and can make the affected parts red and somewhat swollen. The cause is quite clear: Sebaceous glands, excrete fatty toxins through the skin. There are a lot of these fat-soluble toxins in the body, they become overactive. They produce more sebum which irritates the subcutaneous layer of the skin. This is the layer underneath the top layer of skin which is in fact dead skin cells. This leads to dermatitis or to acne. The tip of the nose has a particularly large collection of sebaceous glands and this is why some people get white heads there - they are simply the sebum being discharged from the glands. In seborrheic dermatitis, the production of the toxins is so intense that the skin becomes 'angry' and this results in a red nose.
Diet Seborrheic dermatitis exacerbated by alcohol and particularly by yeast containing drinks such as beer and stout. The most effective treatment: is to avoid the following foods:

37. Dermati
seborrheic dermatitis, Details, N/A. seborrheic dermatitis, Details,0K. seborrheic dermatitis, Details, 28K. seborrheic dermatitis, Details,65K.
Dermatology Dermatitis / Steroids Dermatitis / Steroids>Menu Definition Incidence Etiology Clinical Symptoms and Signs Differential Diagnosis Treatment Cost Follow-Up for Treatment Review Clinical Symptoms and Signs
Symptoms: Itching and / or burning. Signs
Patterns of Dermatitis Details N/A Acute Dermatitis Details N/A Chronic Dermatitis Details N/A Symptoms of dermatitis Details Atopic Dermatitis Details N/A Atopic diathesis: eczema, asthma, hayfever Details Atopic diathesis: eczema, asthma, hayfever Details Atopic dermatitis in children Details Atopic dermatitis in children Details Atopic dermatitis in children Details Atopic dermatitis in children Details atopic dermatitis Details Atopic dermatitis involving the eyelids Details Atopic dermatitis involving the neck Details Atopic dermatitis involving the axilla Details Atopic dermatitis involving the perianal area Details Nummular Dermatitis Details N/A Nummular dermatitis Details Nummular dermatitis Details Nummular dermatitis Details Nummular dermatitis Details Nummular dermatitis Details Lichen simples chronicus Details N/A Lichen simplex chonicus Details Lichen simplex chronicus Details Lichen simplex chronicus Details Seborrheic Dermatitis Details N/A Seborrheic dermatitis Details Seborrheic dermatitis Details Seborrheic dermatitis Details Seborrheic dermatitis Details Seborrheic dermatitis Details Seborrheic dermatitis Details Dermatitis summary Details Poison ivy Details

38. Psoriasin, Multi-symptom Psoriasis Relief
Now four highly effective medically recognized formulas that provide complete andeffective treatment for the symptoms of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
Multi-Symptom Psoriasis Relief Now four highly effective medically recognized formulas that provide complete and effective treatment for the symptoms of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. PSORIASIN Gel PSORIASIN SCALP PSORIASIN S/A Therapeutic Shampoo and new PSORIASIN Bodywash PSORIASIN Gel is the dependable answer for the millions who suffer from the discomforts of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. PSORIASIN Gel is specially formulated with a highly effective ingredient to help relieve the itching, flaking, redness, and scaling of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. PSORIASIN Gel is a little goes a long way. Its unique, quick dry, vanishing gel is non-oily, non-greasy, has no lingering odor and won't stain skin. PSORIASIN Gel resists rubbing off on clothing or bedding and is so light, that once applied, the user can forget it's on. PSORIASIN Gel applies easily, absorbs quickly and begins working immediately, locking in effective relief medicine directly at the affected site. PSORIASIN Gel is formulated in a soothing base with aloe and vitamin E to help revitalize skin and achieve a more natural, healthier looking appearance. With regular use

39. Dandruff, Psoriasis And/or Seborrheic Dermatitis
Dermatological Specialty Products. Dandruff, Psoriasis and/or SeborrheicDermatitis, POLYTAR ® SHAMPOO. Polytar Shampoo combines 4.5
Dermatological Specialty Products Dandruff, Psoriasis and/or Seborrheic Dermatitis POLYTAR SHAMPOO Polytar Shampoo combines 4.5% Polytar, a unique blend of solubilized crude coal tar and coal tar topical solution equivalent to 0.5% coal tar, with a rich pleasantly scented non-alkaline shampoo base and added hair conditioner to leave the hair clean, lustrus and manageable. Each golden drop of Polytar Shampoo contributes to the abundant white, soapless lather. For the control of the itching, flaking, scaling, irritation and redness associated with psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Available in 177 ml (6.0 fl. oz.) and 355 ml (12.0 fl. oz.) bottle. POLYTAR SOAP Polytar Soap helps control and relieve psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis by combining the antiseptic action of 2.5% Polytar, equivalent to 0.5% coal tar, with the soothing emolliency of a neutral soap base. Available in 113 g (4.0 oz.) bars. Salicylic Acid and Sulfur Soap controls recurrence of scalp itching, irritation and flaking associated with dandruff. The unique bar form makes it more convenient and economical than liquid soaps and shampoos. Contains 3% salicylic acid and 5% precipitated sulfur. Available in 116 g (4.1 oz.) bars.

40. Seborrheic Dermatitis
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology skin disease database seborrheic dermatitisis a common skin condition affecting millions of Americans.It shows up
[ click a disease picture to see larger view ]
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition affecting millions of Americans. It shows up as flaking skin, or reddish patches. Unlike people with dry skin, the skin in people with seborrheic dermatitis is usually oily. It can be unsightly, itchy and, since it is often on the face, may cause embarrassment. It is not contagious. Scales form on reddened skin.
In adults seborrheic dermatitis usually affects the scalp, eyebrows, ear canals, sides of the nose, and behind the ears. It sometimes affects the armpits, chest and in the groin area. Most people with it complain of dandruff , especially on the back and sides of the scalp (bad dandruff bad dandruff is usually seborrheic dermatitis).
Stress, fatigue, weather extremes, oily skin and infrequent shampooing or skin cleaning make it worse. Severe medical illnesses, including AIDS, Parkinson's disease, head injury, and stroke are associated with seborrheic dermatitis. These are thought to make the normal skin care that prevents seborrheic dermatitis harder to keep up with. The vast majority of people with seborrheic dermatitis have no associated conditions.
Seborrheic dermatitis may start in infancy as cradle cap. It affects the scalp as thick, crusty, yellow scales. Children usually outgrow it by age 3 and do not normally get seborrheic dermatitis. Cradle cap is not contagious, it is not caused by poor hygiene, it is not an allergy, and it is not dangerous. Cradle cap usually does not itch, but it may. If excessive scratching occurs, it can cause additional inflammation, mild infections or bleeding.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

Page 2     21-40 of 99    Back | 1  | 2  | 3  | 4  | 5  | Next 20

free hit counter