Treatment for Seborrheic Dermatitis

A fancy name for dandruff, this common condition has one trademark symptom: flaky white or yellow skin on the scalp which often then migrates to the rest of the hair. Sometimes, the ailment also affects other parts of the body, like the eyelids and brows, nose, and neck. Those with a family history of dandruff seem more prone to it. Anything that strips oil from the skin and scalp—like shampooing too much or too little—can exacerbate the condition. So can hormonal shifts, which is why so many teens are plagued by flakes. If any of this sounds familiar, call to set up an appointment for you or your child. While we can’t cure seborrheic dermatitis, a prescription-strength shampoo can manage the condition, erasing the appearance of flakes almost completely.

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