Seborrheic DermatitisView More Before & Afters
Scaly patches, itchy red skin, and stubborn, itchy dandruff are all symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. Despite its appearance, this common skin disease is not caused by a lack of personal hygiene. Even though it is not harmful to your overall health, it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing to live with. Fortunately, with the right treatment, it can be effectively treated.
It was my first visit today and i can say this much staff was very helpful and friendly I’ve had skin&scalp problems for years and dr Joel gave me better understanding with what I was going through and actual plan to make my condition better I am looking forward to my treatment plans 7years so many on&off base dermatologist I went to and never was this satisfied.
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Before & Afters
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What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?
Seborrheic dermatitis on forehead.
Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that mainly affects the scalp, face, or inside of the ear. It can also spread to oily areas of the body, such as the upper chest and back. We are finding that it is often caused by a yeast infection on the surface of the skin that can easily be treated. Characterized by a rash, seborrheic dermatitis is often accompanied by reddish skin, a swollen or greasy appearance, and white or yellow scales on the skin’s surface. In some cases, the affected skin becomes itchy and irritated.
Seborrheic Dermatitis in Infants
While seborrheic dermatitis can occur in people of all ages, it is very common in infants. Cradle cap is a type of seborrheic dermatitis where scaly, greasy patches form on a baby’s scalp. These patches become thick and crusty but they are not harmful. Cradle cap is very common in infants and usually disappears on its own after a few months. Seborrheic dermatitis can also form on a baby’s bottom, often mistaken for diaper rash. On rare occasions, some babies have red, scaly patches that cover most of their bodies. Regardless of where infant seborrheic dermatitis forms, it tends to permanently disappear after six months to a year.
When an adolescent or adult has seborrheic dermatitis, symptoms can come and go for the rest of their life. Very few cases will clear up without treatment. Flare-ups come without warning, often triggered by cold, dry weather or periods of stress.
Dr. Schlessinger and his associates have a unique approach to treatment of this condition that often leads to a cure or a long disappearance of this vexing condition. Additionally, Dr. Schlessinger has been involved in clinical research on this condition and has the latest treatments available.
Lastly, Dr. Schlessinger and his son, Dr. Daniel Schlessinger, developed a patented treatment, FixMySkin 1% hydrocortisone healing balm, that leads to improvement of many cases of seborrheic dermatitis.
“There are new treatments for seborrheic dermatitis that lead to long-term improvements. I enjoy being on the cusp of medical advancements in treatments for conditions like this!”