Alternate Names : Dandruff, Cradle Cap
What are the treatments for the condition?
Treatments for seborrheic dermatitis include:
shampoos containing special substances such as selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione, tar, or ketoconazole
topical corticosteroid lotions
sulfur and salicylic acid mixtures
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Medicated shampoos can dry the hair. Sometimes they can irritate the scalp. Long-term use of topical corticosteroids can thin the skin. A rash may also occur.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
Long-term treatment is often needed to control episodes of seborrheic dermatitis.
How is the condition monitored?
Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.