What is seborrhea?

18-10-2017 NoXV
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Seborrhea translates as "too much oil." But in reality, this skin condition has little to do with having too much oil on the skin. Dry skin can be red coplor, and seborrheic dermatitis is usually expressed as dandruff on the scalp. Seborrhea may affect other areas of skin. Dandruff or flaking of the skin can result in the eyebrows or eyelashes, and may be present on the face, under the breasts, the armpits, groin, navel and buttocks.

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Although it may seem, people suffering from seborrhea do not have excessively dry skin. Which causes irritation and inflammation are associated with seborrhea not known at this time. Seborrhea is incurable, although symptoms of seborrhea can be addressed and treated, and sometimes goes into remission or seborrhea occurs in cycles. Sometimes a person can be free from seborrhea and then see how the symptoms reappear.

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Seborrhea can affect anyone, at any time of life. Newborns generally have a form of seborrhea called cradle cap. In adults, seborrhea is more likely to affect men than women, regularly occurs in the elderly and those suffering from AIDS disease and Parkinson's. Although seborrhea is incurable, usually it is easily controlled.

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Although seborrhea is not a yeast infection, accumulation of the skin can aggravate the problem. This is the reason why other remedies for dandruff shampoos tend to have anti-fungal components, more selenium sulfide, zinc, salicylic acid and tar. Tar is prohibited in shampoos available in the, which is a strong antifungal medication that may be necessary when other shampoos do not work.

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Seborrhea may also appear in other areas of the skin, apart from the head, can be treated with anti-fungal medications or steroid creams. Sometimes the-counter versions of these drugs are not strong enough to address the problem. For more severe cases they are required by a professional prescription dermatology drugs.

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Usually, when OTC medications or a shampoo for seborrhea are used, it is recommended to change normal shampoo after the problem is resolved. Over time, using the same anti-fungal drugs such as seborrhea treatment may be less effective. You can switch to a new product, it often helps, but most doctors recommend only shampoos or counter creams as needed.

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Seborrhea can also cause extreme itching. Normally, dandruff shampoos, especially counter, will not address this. Seborrhea present in other parts of the skin may also itch and can not be helped by counter medications. When this is the case, steroid creams, gels or foams, are usually the most useful, both for hair and body, as they can reduce inflammation of the skin that produces itching and flaking of the skin.

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Other conditions may resemble seborrhea, but require different treatments. These include rosacea, psoriasis, and yeast infections. If persistent peeling or itching redness of the skin, especially in parts of the body to one side of the head, you should consult a dermatologist for proper diagnosis it occurs.

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Source: Spa & Health