Seborrheic dermatitis or seborrheic eczema is a chronic skin disorder, where people face red scaly and itching skin on different parts of the body like face, scalp, chest, back and other oily areas. In few cases seborrheic eczema can even lead to hair fall and dandruff issues. People with high stress, obesity and oily skin are at an increased risk of developing Seborrheic dermatitis. This condition mainly affects sebaceous glands present in the skin. These cells are present in the whole body’s skin except on palms and soles. This sebaceous produce sebum in our body and people with this condition face excess secretion of sebum.
Causes of Seborrheic dermatitis
Though the exact cause of this condition is not known yet, but it is treated that combination of factors like excess oil secretion and yeast problems can lead to seborrheic dermatitis. Few other factors which can cause this condition are
- Yeast named malessizia
- Few health illnesses
Few other factors which triggers this kind of dermatitis are
- Oily skin
- Eating disorders
- Skin disorders
- HIV infections
- Use of chemical products.
Symptoms of Seborrheic dermatitis
Dandruff is the most common symptom seen in people with this type of dermatitis. Symptoms of seborrheic eczema may differ from each individual depending on the severity. Few other symptoms include
- Thick red patchy scales on scalp
- Itchy plaques on different parts like nose, fore head, scalp, eyebrow, ears and other oily areas.
- White or yellow scales which stick to the scalp and hair
- Hair loss
- Cradle cap (seen in infants)
The severity of symptoms is more in adults than in children’s. Though these types of symptoms are seen in children, they may clear without treatment when they become one year old.
Seborrheic dermatitis control tips
Here are few seborrheic eczema control tips which help to control the condition
- Wash your hair daily with mild shampoo
- Avoid using harsh chemical shampoos and body scrubs
- Avoid scratching
- Apply anti itching cream
- Wear smooth cloths to avoid scratching and rubbing
- avoid excess intake of alcohol and smoking
- control stress, as excess stress triggers the condition
Homeopathic treatment for Seborrheic dermatitis
Homeopathy for Seborrheic dermatitis works very effectively in controlling the symptoms and treating the disease. Homeopathy treatment for seborrheic eczema uses natural remedies which are extracted from plants, vegetables and other natural minerals. Homeopathy treats this type of Dermatitis well in all the stages and in early stages the results are quick. Homeopathy along with treatment also provides health tips for to control this condition. These homeopathy tips for seborrheic dermatitis help in quick recovery without any side effects. Homeopathy offers prescriptions for seborrheic dermatitis based on symptoms, family history and also based on theory of individualization. Homeopathy for seborrheic dermatitis not just focuses on treating it but also focuses on improving immunity and aims at overall wellbeing.