Dandruff - Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis scalp (dandruff)


Seborrheic dermatitis, popularly known with dandruff, is a non-contagious disease that is located in the oilier regions of the body.

Dandruff Causes, Characteristics and Other Important Information

Usually the most affected areas are the scalp, the face, the armpits, the genital region, the thoracic region and the nasal folds. It can also affect the eyelid region and compromise the eyelashes with erythema and peeling, in this case it will be called blepharitis.

Both dandruff and excess greasiness in the scalp region can usually demonstrate milder forms of seborrheic dermatitis.

Common features of dandruff include seborrhea (oiliness), peeling and itching. The people most affected by this disease are those with the so-called seborrheic state, which occurs due to an acceleration in the multiplication of cells.

Its appearance varies from person to person and its form of manifestation will also depend on one's willingness.

In addition, there are other factors that contribute to the aggravation of this condition, such as: air pollution, stress, washing hair in hot water, high fat foods, alcoholic beverages, etc.

As this is a chronic disease, ie it has no cure but control, it will usually present more intense in some periods than in others. Aggravating factors, such as those mentioned in the previous paragraph, are mainly responsible for its exacerbation.

As simple as it may be, it is always important to seek medical advice, because only this professional can prescribe the best type of treatment, be it medication or through specific shampoos.

Care Required:

Because it is extremely sensitive, seborrheic skin needs special care for its cleansing, so its cleansing should be performed on the basis of more neutral products.