Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

Best Seborrheic Dermatitis Specialist In Fort Lauderdale

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disease that results in a flakey rash. The skin appears red in color, swollen, or crusted on the surface. It may look like psoriasis or an allergic reaction. Cradle cap is a form of seborrheic dermatitis in infants that causes thick, scaly patches on the scalp. Typically, this condition resolves itself between 6 months and 1 year of age.

Seborrheic Dermatitis Causes

Several factors may come into play into the cause of seborrheic dermatitis. Chronic stress, genetic factors, yeast infections, cold and dry weather, and certain medications are common triggers. Despite the myth, seborrheic dermatitis isn't caused by being unclean. Seborrheic dermatitis is more common amongst men than women, and to those with oily skin types. 

Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatments

Seborrheic dermatitis may clear on its own, but often, it's a lifelong condition that flares when triggered. It's best to speak with your physician to find the treatment that would best suit you. Conventional treatments for Seborrheic Dermatitis may include:

  • Medicated shampoos
  • Anti-fungal creams
  • Corticosteroid creams

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Galt Dermatology serves both men and women of all ages in the Fort Lauderdale area. Trust your skin health to our dedicated team and to our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Villacorta. To schedule your initial consultation, please call our office at 954-463-5406 or schedule your appointment online.

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