Effectively Managing Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic Dermatitis Fast FactsSeborrheic dermatitis is due to an overgrowth of yeast – microorganisms that normally live on the skin. It typically appears on the scalp, eyebrows, and nasolabial folds (the nose-cheek junction). Dandruff or flaking of the scalp is one type of seborrheic dermatitis, and is called “cradle cap” in babies. Men are slightly more prone to the condition than women.
These factors play a role in developing seborrheic dermatitis:
- Hormonal changes
- Harsh chemicals – detergents, soaps, and solvents
- Dry, cold weather
- Diseases that affect the immune and nervous systems such as HIV/AIDs and Parkinson’s
Treatment and ManagementSeborrheic dermatitis is not life-threatening or contagious. However, it is unsightly and uncomfortable, causing redness, and greasy, inflamed skin. There may be yellowish or white flakes, as well as itching or burning.
Dr. Amanda Lloyd is experienced in accurate diagnosis through examination and review of medical history. She may take a scraping or recommend biopsy of a small skin sample to rule out other conditions. Then she develops an individualized treatment plan comprised of excellent physician-grade treatments to help control symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. This may include antifungal cream, medicated shampoo, a mild corticosteroid, nonsteroidal topical medication, or an oral antifungal agent (in severe cases).
Patients throughout North County San Diego trust Dr. Amanda Lloyd for effective treatment, personalized to their unique skin care needs and lifestyle. Call Skin & Vein Institute at (760) 642-6674 to schedule an appointment.
Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.Meet the Doctor