The Cause of Crusting and Redness on Your Skin Could Be Seborrheic Dermatitis

The cause of crusting and redness on your skin may be seborrheic dermatitis.
The cause of crusting and redness on your skin may be seborrheic dermatitis.

The skin that covers our body has a very strong structure. However, it can be vulnerable to diseases depending on various factors. One of them, seborrheic dermatitis, is a disease that causes deformation and destruction of the skin.

The skin that surrounds our body has a very strong structure. However, it can be vulnerable to diseases depending on various factors. One of them, seborrheic dermatitis, is a disease that causes deformation and destruction of the skin. Dermatology Specialist from Avrasya Hospital, Uzm. Dr. Deniz Yardimci explained everything about seborrheic dermatitis for you.

The exact cause of the disease is unknown…

Inflammation in areas with excessive lubrication and the highest number of sebaceous glands is called seborrheic dermatitis. It is an inflammatory and itchy disease that usually settles in seborrheic areas of the skin, but the exact cause is unknown. Its incidence in the community is 1-3%, and it is a treatable disease.

Occurs in certain parts of the body

  • scalp
  • Eyebrow area
  • Eyelid
  • nose edges
  • Lips and surrounding area
  • Behind the ear, outside the ear
  • middle of chest
  • Back

What are the conditions that trigger the disease?

Having a high fat ratio on the skin: Although this is not exactly the cause, it prepares the ground for this disease as it is more common in areas with intense sebum production.

Central nervous system diseases: studies have shown that seborrheic dermatitis is associated with diseases affecting the nervous system such as Parkinson's disease, head injuries, stroke, AIDS.

Skin fungi: Most patients with seborrheic dermatitis have an increased number of fungi and yeasts in the body. Although not certain, the fact that fungicides are good for this disease shows that seborrheic dermatitis is a fungal inflammation.

Disruption of body balance: Changes in hormone levels and weakening of the immune system invite this disease.

These symptoms appear with…

  • redness
  • Increase in oily skin
  • Itching
  • crusting of the skin
  • Dandruff (yellowish and sticky)
  • hair loss, hair loss
  • More common in certain age ranges

Although there is no definite age range, we can divide the frequently seen age groups into 3. The first is infancy, the second is middle age, and the third is old age. It is usually seen in infants after the first 3 months of life. This type of the disease is called infantile seborrheic dermatitis, and it goes away in almost all babies before they reach the age of two.

Seborrheic dermatitis seen in adults is based on more causes and multifactorial factors than in infants. Although it is likely to be seen in adolescence due to hormonal changes, the age scale is quite wide. Since it is a chronic disease, it should be carefully monitored and prevented. Seborrheic dermatitis, which is seen in old age, recurs and disappears whether it is treated or not.

It is possible to control the disease

In some cases, seborrheic dermatitis can heal spontaneously without any intervention. It is also possible to control it with a regular treatment method. The disease can be seen more in diseases that develop due to intense stress and nervous system center. This disease is thought to be more common in people with weakened immune systems. It is thought that it is impossible to prevent or completely get rid of the disease. The disease recurs at certain intervals, and success can be achieved against the disease by continuing the treatment.

Heed these tips!

  • Cleaning skin rashes with keratolytic solutions,
  • Using creams or shampoos containing ketoconazole or ciclopirox to get rid of yeast and fungi such as Malassezia in the inflamed skin area,
  • Treating the scalp with shampoos containing ketoconazole, ciclopirox, selenium sulfide, zinc pyriton, tar soap and salicylic acid,
  • Proper and regular nutrition
  • Regular sleep,
  • A lifestyle disciplined by sports activities.
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