Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory process. It affects different areas of the body and is manifested by flaking and peeling of the skin. It is considered a difficult-to-treat skin condition and statistically affects about 5% of the world’s population. More men are prone to seborrheic dermatitis than women.
The exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis is unknown.There are several theories that could explain its occurrence ranging from autoimmune response following inflammation, variation in the body to climate change to fungal infections.
The classic symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis are:
- desquamation of the scalp,
- desquamation on the face and other parts of the body,
- formation of yellowish scales,
- an itching and burning sensation,
- and general redness,
- and generalized reddening of the entire area subject to DS.
How is seborrheic dermatitis treated?
At the moment there seems to be no decisive treatment in cases of seborrheic dermatitis. There are some measures that should be taken into account systematically or cyclically. We usually recommend the application of specific pomades and the use of shampoos containing ketoconazole to curb the problem as much as possible.
We recommend always a visit to the doctor who can then prescribe more specific tests such as those for food intolerances.
Seborrheic dermatitis and tricopigmentation
I still remember a user who underwent quarterly tricopigmentation sessions. He complained of this type of problem in a very violent way and flakes of more than a square centimeter formed in the hairline area, on the forehead and face. After an intolerance analysis he found that the dermatitis stemmed from an intolerance to eggs and cream (he was a pastry chef).
Always see your doctor
Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause any damage to skin tissues although it can be a warning bell for some very serious diseases. DS is to be considered a chronic phenomenon that is influenced and catalyzed by external events that modify its intensity and aggressiveness. Dermatitis is not infectious, it is not a symptom of poor cleanliness. Washing more frequently does not alleviate the situation.
As we have already written, we always recommend that you consult your doctor in case of seborrheic dermatitis, especially if the condition has developed after an infection and if the use of specific ointments and shampoos with Ketoconazole has not given the slightest result.
If you are prone to this type of occurrence, and if you use minoxidil, you should discuss with your doctor the replacement of the carrier with Transcutol or switch to the FOAM version, which does not contain Glycol (often responsible for dermatitis and flaking).