Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common skin disorder. This condition is an inflammation which occurs in areas containing a large number of oil glands. Commonly affected are the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, the sides of the nose, middle of the chest, the navel, the skin folds under the arms, breasts, groin and buttocks. The skin becomes red and is covered by yellow, greasy appearing scales. Itching may or may not occur. This condition can occur at any age. There are three stages of seborrheic dermatitis:
This condition is common in individuals with oily skin or hair. It may also occur in people with acne or psoriasis. Seborrheic dermatitis occurs in three age groups: infancy (“cradle cap’), middle age, and old age. In many cases, this condition tends to reappear.