Seborrheic Dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp.It is more common in men than women and in people with oily skin. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. Seborrheic dermatitis is also known as seborrhea. Newborns and adults aged 30-60 are more likely to get seborrheic dermatitis.
Seborrheic dermatitis are limited by the absence of validated diagnostic criteria as well as a grading scale of severity; however, as one of the most common skin disorders, it affects approximately 48.0% of the general population and up to 70% of infants in the first three months of life may have the condition. Among adults, the peak incidence is in the third and fourth decades of life.
You might get seborrheic dermatitis on your face, especially around your nose, on your eyelids, or behind your ears.Dandruff and cradle cap are common names for seborrheic dermatitis. Babies 3 months and younger often get cradle cap: crusty yellow or brown scales on their scalp. It usually goes away before they are a year old, although it can come back when they reach puberty.