Seborrheic Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin known for excess oil production associated with the presence of a fungus (Pityrisoirum ovale) that triggers an inflammation of the skin. This inflammation manifests itself in flaking and redness in some areas such as eyebrows, corners of the nose, scalp and ears.
The cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis is not fully known. In adults it is supposed to be genetic in origin or triggered by external agents such as allergies, fatigue, stress, alcohol, medication and excess oils. In newborns seborrheic dermatitis is known as milky crust, a harmless and temporary condition in which thick yellow peels appear on the scalp.
Seborrheic Dermatitis is a chronic problem that can be minimized by the use of daily care.