How to keep seborrheic dermatitis from coming back

Seborrheic dermatitis is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can go away and then come back. You will likely need to use shampoo, cream, or ointment with medicine once or twice a week. This can help to keep symptoms from coming back or getting worse. Wash your skin gently.

What is the difference between dermatitis and seborrhoeic dermatitis?

Seborrhoeic dermatitis causes bad dandruff and sometimes a rash, commonly on the face and upper body. An anti-yeast (antifungal) shampoo and/or an antifungal cream will usually clear the dandruff and rash. The condition tends to come back (recur).

Can seborrhoeic dermatitis cause rash?

Seborrhoeic dermatitis causes bad dandruff and sometimes a rash, commonly on the face and upper body. An anti-yeast (antifungal) shampoo and/or an antifungal cream will usually clear the dandruff and rash.

What does seborrheic dermatitis look like?

Seborrheic dermatitis often appears on the scalp, where symptoms may range from dry flakes (dandruff) to yellow, greasy scales with reddened skin. Patients can also develop seborrheic dermatitis on other oily areas of their body, such as the face, upper chest and back.

How do you test for seborrheic dermatitis?

Sometimes, the doctor with scrape a bit of skin, mix it with a chemical and look at it under a microscope to determine if there is a fungal infection. Similarly, a skin biopsy (a procedure in which a small sample of skin is taken) may be required to rule out the other conditions that look like seborrheic dermatitis.

What is seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Scalp psoriasis is often persistent and more difficult to treat than is seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Additional treatments, such as phototherapy, may be required to bring psoriasis under better control.

Can Yeast cause seborrheic dermatitis?

Microorganisms such as yeast, that live on the skin naturally can also contribute to seborrheic dermatitis. Unlike many other forms of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis is not the result of an allergy. People of any age can develop seborrheic dermatitis including infants (known as “cradle cap”). It is slightly more common in men than women.

How to treat seborrheic dermatitis and rosacea?

Instead, people with both rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis may need an antifungal treatment for the seborrheic dermatitis. Why this works isn’t clear, but antifungals seem to help clear the condition and won’t worsen rosacea symptoms. Taking antibiotics (oral and topical) and avoiding rosacea triggers can help keep any rosacea symptoms at bay.

Who is most likely to get seborrheic dermatitis?

Microorganisms that live on the skin naturally can also contribute to seborrheic dermatitis. People of any age can develop seborrheic dermatitis including infants (known as “cradle cap”). However, it most commonly affects adults between the ages of 30-60 and infants under 3 months. Common triggers for seborrheic dermatitis include: