Seborrhoeic Eczema / Dermatitis
The patient with Seborrhoeic Dermatitis often complains the hair looks or feels with this scalp condition. This symptom is an inflammatory condition which can feel incredibly itchy but not always. We can find in the areas where the sebaceous glands are present. The affected area can look inflamed with the skin appearing red. It can be found in the eyebrow region and extend onto the forehead. Patients who complain of this condition notice powder like scales on their shoulders.
Diagnosis of Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
During the consultation, the consultant will ask you many questions including your medical health, diet and lifestyle. The consultant will also carry out a thorough examination of your hair and scalp. Contrary to belief Seborrhoeic Eczema, is not a dry scalp problem but actually due to an increase of oil – or rather the content of the sebum content that is naturally produced.
There are specific dietary requirements to improve Seborrhoeic Dermatitis condition. You will be advised by your trichologist if any alterations to your diet or supplements are necessary as part of your treatment.
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis Treatment
At Sussex Trichology, we are against the rubbing in of oil, and we will advise you on the best treatment to carry out both at the clinic and at home (if relevant to your particular case). The type of situations that can cause Seborrhoeic Eczema and a scalp that is oily are changing the hormone levels (menstrual cycle, contraceptive pill or HRT commence or cessation), certain topically used products, medication taken, being unwell or stress and anxiety.