Dandruff Treatment includes weekly use of medicated shampoos and intermittent use of topical medications, including salicylic acid and topical steroids. Dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) appears to be an inflammatory response to a common yeast which proliferates in oily skin.
Dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) appears to be an inflammatory response to a common yeast which proliferates in oily skin. Dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) is a common chronic condition that affects all ages, including infants (cradle cap). Characteristic locations are the scalp, eyebrows, the base of eyelashes, nasolabial folds, external ear canals, central chest, back and flexural skin. It has a greater severity and is more difficult to control in patients with neurologic disease (e.g. head trauma, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease or stroke) or immunosuppressed patients. It usually presents with yellowish, greasy scale and redness of the affected areas.
Seborrheic dermatitis can worsen as a result of emotional stress, depression or fatigue. In addition, seborrheic dermatitis can serve as a source of social embarrassment as patients experience self-consciousness about the appearance of their skin while in public.
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