Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

What is Seborrhoeic Dermatitis?

‘Dermatitis’ is a red, itchy, flaky scalp complaint; ‘seborrhoeic’ means that the irritation affects greasy (sebaceous) scalp areas such as front hairline and also eyebrows and around the nostrils.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is very common and many people don’t even know they have it. Overall it has been reported to affect about 4% of the population, and dandruff (which is mild seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp) can affect almost half of all adults.

It can start at any time after puberty. Babies can experience seborrhoeic dermatitis on the scalp known as cradle cap.

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Why visit a Trichologist

Your Trichologist will microscopically investigate the scalp and follicles accurately diagnosing this condition.

Although seborrheic dermatitis is a long- term condition there are many effective treatment programmes available to keep it under good control.