Seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap in infants, is a skin condition causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. It usually affects the scalp although it can affect other oily areas of the body such as the face, upper chest and back.
It is neither a contagious disease nor a sign of poor personal hygiene. It is a long-term condition that requires repeated treatments for symptoms to disappear. Symptoms may return in some people.
Signs and symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis include:
Skin flakes (dandruff) on the scalp, hair, eyebrows, beard or mustache.
Patches of greasy skin covered by flaky white or yellow scales or crusts.
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