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Seborrheic Dermatitis

Suffering from flaking and irritated skin with seasonal change? Contact now with top skin specialists in Delhi at Dadu Medical Centre to get it treated.

Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment in Delhi
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Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment in Delhi

With change in seasons, human skin often shows some adjustments. It starts to produce more oil and may show some visible red, flaky, dry, and itchy patches. This can mean the person is dealing with Seborrhoea (a fungal skin disease wherein sebaceous glands whose ducts open at the hair roots secrete more oil upon which Malassezia yeast thrives).


What is Seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, lifetime skin condition that does not result in serious health issues but can flare up repeatedly and disappear by treatment. Most commonly, it occurs on the scalp but is also found on other body parts with overactive sebaceous glands such as around nostrils, inside or behind ears, back of neck, eyebrows, chest, belly button, in the bends of groins, legs, or arms, under breasts, and upper back. It is neither a contagious skin condition nor cancerous and can be easily managed. 


On the scalp of youngsters and adults, it is referred to as “dandruff” while on the scalp of babies it is known as “cradle crap”. At Dadu Medical Centre, skin experts provide treatment for seborrheic dermatitis to help one get disease free skin.


Symptoms of Seborrheic dermatitis

  • Skin appears red and scaly.
  • White, itchy flakes on an adult or teenager scalp (called dandruff). After scratching the scalp, the flakes become loose and mix with hairs or fall onto the shoulder or neck. 
  • Edges of eyelids become scaly red (called blepharitis).
  • Ring or flower petal-shaped white flaky patches at the hairline or on the chest.
  • Infant's heads may show yellow crusty scales (called cradle caps). If scratched, it can result in inflammation, bleeding, or mild scalp infection. 
  • Cheeks and the upper half of the trunk have swollen hair follicles.
  • The face has thick, pinkish scales on either side.
  • In the creases or folds of under breasts, armpits, and genitals the skin becomes red and inflamed.

Experiencing these symptoms? Contact now with an expert skin treatment doctor in Delhi at Dadu Medical Centre to get disease-free skin


Causes and triggering factors of Seborrheic dermatitis:

Some of the factors that can play a major role in this skin condition include:

  • Overgrowth of Malassezia (a normal yeast microflora present on every human skin).
  • A rise in lipids level of the skin.
  • Hormonal imbalance.
  • Family history.
  • An inflammatory reaction by the immune system to the yeast overgrowth.


The factors that can aggravate the skin condition include:

  • Dry and cold climate
  • Stress
  • Frequent usage of alcohol-based lotions
  • Oily skin
  • Past of having skin concerns like acne, psoriasis, and rosacea.
  • Intake of certain medications including interferons, psoralen, and lithium.
  • Use of harsh soaps, detergents, chemicals, and solvents.


How can Seborrheic dermatitis be treated?

The source of Seborrheic dermatitis is generally yeast. Thus the main focus of the treatment is to reduce its growth and the visible signs. The treatment option opted by the adult or teenager depends upon the affected body site and the severity of the skin condition.

It includes the use of prescribed medications and over-the-counter products such as topical antifungals, topical corticosteroids (to reduce inflammation and associated redness and itchiness), and calcin-eurin inhibitors (in case of the immune response). The symptoms can be managed by following a specific skincare routine. It is recommended by a dermatologist at Dadu medical Centre that the affected areas shall be washed, gently cleansed with zinc-containing cleansers, and kept moisturized daily. Managing stress and having a healthy lifestyle with proper sleep is also important to keep the skin healthy.  



  • For infants with cradle cap: This skin condition can resolve when the child attains the age of 8 to 12 months. It can be treated by applying mild baby shampoos. To avoid infection, soft bristles shall be used to comb hair and the scalp shall be massaged several times. A gentle steroid lotion may also be prescribed by doctor. In severe cases, a dermatologist must be consulted. 
  • For adolescents and adults having dandruff: Mild cases are treated by washing hair with shampoos containing coal tar, zinc, and selen-ium. For controlling it for a longer time, antifungal shampoos are prescribed and used according to the specific directions given by the doctor. In the case of moderate to severe dandruff, shampoo having medicated ingredients is prescribed. To know more contact with an expert dandruff treatment doctor at Dadu Medical Centre. 


Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment in Delhi


It can be treated by using topical antifungals available as creams, gels, or gels; calcin-eurin inhibitors creams or ointments; and corticosteroids in the form of lotions, gels, creams, solution, oil, or foams. 


To know about the cost of seborrheic dermatitis treatment in Delhi, schedule an appointment with the best skin specialists at Dadu Medical Centre. 

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