Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder characterized by itchy, red skin covered with white or yellow greasy scales.


  • he areas rich in sebaceous glands are more commonly affected by this condition like the scalp, along the hairline, behind the ears, in the ear canal, on the eyebrows, around the nose, and/or on the chest.
  •  In infants, the condition is also called “cradle cap,” because of its characteristic scaly appearance on the scalp. However, it can also occur in the diaper area. Seborrheic dermatitis in this age group usually clears up on its own within the first year.
  •  In adults, Seborrheic dermatitis is often referred to as dandruff. The condition is often intermittent


In adults and adolescents, the signs and symptoms include

  •  Itchy scalp
  •  Dry or greasy scales on the scalp
  •  A yellow or red scaly rash along the hairline, behind the ears, in the ear canal, on the eyebrows, around the nose, and/or on the chest.
  •  Red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales on other areas of your body, including your chest, armpits, and the area where your thigh meets the groin or the male scrotum.


The exact cause of Seborrheic dermatitis is not known. Multiple factors can contribute to this condition

  •  A fungus called ‘Malasezzia’ – It is a said to play an important role in causing this condition. The response to topical antifungals is indicative of its causative nature.
  •  Neurological diseases – Seborrheic dermatitis may occur in patients with Parkinson’s Disease and facial paralysis. Certain neuroleptic drugs can also cause it.
  •  Stress and fatigue – Stressful situations may help trigger an episode or make it worse through mechanisms that aren’t yet understood.


At Cutexx Skin Clinic, we understand cosmetic concern due to SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS. After careful history taking, examination and ruling out any systemic or local causes, we plan treatment to provide long term treatment care for the patients.

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Dr. Kinnor Das, MBBS, MD, is a specialist in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy. With extensive training and experience in these areas, Dr. Das is dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients.