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Seborrheic Dermatitis

Alternate Names : Dandruff, Cradle Cap

Seborrheic Dermatitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

The skin changes seen in seborrheic dermatitis usually occur on the scalp and the face. The eyebrows, the skin folds from the side of the nose down to the corner of the mouth, and the ear canals are common sites on the face. Symptoms may include:

  • red scalp and face
  • greasy white scales and sticky crusts
  • circular plaques with thick scales, particularly on the scalp
  • itching

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    Seborrheic Dermatitis: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Lynn West, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 07/24/01

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