Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

This a common condition of the skin. It is a red scaly rash that usually occurs on areas of the skin with abundant oil glands. This includes the scalp, eyebrows, nose, ears, and the middle of the chest. Less commonly, it can be seen under the arms and breasts, and even in the groin.

What Causes Seborrheic Dermatitis?

The cause of it is not known. A yeast-like organism that lives in the oily skin may play a role. Doctors think it may be due to a combination of hormone levels, weakened immune system, lack of certain nutrients, or nervous system problems. Irritation from a yeast called Malassezia may also lead to this condition. This does appear to run in families.

How Do I Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis?

There is no cure for it; however, there are several ways to keep it under control.

  • Medicated shampoos can be prescribed.
  • A mild cortisone cream may be prescribed.
  • Regular bathing with gentle removal of scales may be beneficial. It is okay to wash hair every day.
  • Avoid greasy lotions or ointments.

Schedule an appointment with one of our medical providers to see which treatment is best for you.

In your own words

Patient Testimonials

Anderson Ln.

“I had the smoothest, nicest and memorable experience with EVERY SINGLE person under that roof. If i need to, i’ll return for their services without a second thought.”

- Ty
Anderson Ln.

“Great office location, very professional, provided excellent care. I just wanted to re-establish myself with a new dermatologist since I moved from another state…”

- Arlynda Rivas
Anderson Ln.

“My first visit here was great. Everything from making the appointment to filling out new patient info was efficiently accomplished with a smile from the staff.”

- Dorothy Brady
34th Street

“Dr. Cadmus and her team have provided exceptional care! She went above and beyond my expectations for helping me with treating a stubborn skin condition I’ve been dealing with. Thank you!”

- Matt McClanahan
34th Street

“Lidija has been very professional and would communicate and explain to me what she was going to do. I felt so relaxed and really enjoyed my skin treatment with her.”

- Flor Campos
34th Street

“I’ve been coming to Dr.Cadmus for a little over a year now and before that went to Dr. Farrady. Dr Cadmus is really great! I am always able to get into seeing her quickly and she’s very thorough and great at her profession.”

- Meredith Carroll