Seborrheic Dermatitis (or Seborrhea
) usually referes the excessive
oiliness of the skin, more often around the face
. It is a fairly common skin disorder
, and is usually only a cosmetic problem
Symptoms are red inflammation of the skin in areas where there are a large number of oil glands, covered by yellowish, greasy looking scales.
Sometimes the condition disappears without treatment,
but it can be relieved with treatment. Treatments include medicated shampoos containing salicylic acid,
selenium sulfide, sulfur, tar or zinc pyrithione. More often than not, however, the symptoms resurface after the treatment stops.