Seborrheic dermatitis can occur under the name seborrheic eczema. It occurs as a chronic dermatosis which is characterized by redness of the affected areas, and peeling of the upper layer of the epidermis.
Seborrheic dermatitis characteristic is that it takes a different clinical picture according to the affected area of ??skin and the age of the person. In most of those affected by eczema isolate the fungus - Pithyrosporum ovale. However, to develop necessary to have additional conditions, such as diseases associated with immunodeficiency. These include AIDS, chronic alcohol abuse, certain neurological diseases - Parkinson and other.
What is the clinical picture, according to the age at which the disease develops?
In infants, there are several forms of seborrheic dermatitis. One of them are so-called milk crusts that represent scaling on the scalp and it is mainly in the hairy part. Color is pale yellowish, hence their name.
When infants in the folds of the skin form of skin flakes, with red on them under this type of seborrheic eczema is called intertrigo. Most often occurs in the folds around the upper thighs and around the buttocks.
Later in childhood disease has a layered over one another flake or peel, which most often occupy the area of ??the scalp. Known in medical circles as false itch. Another type that occurs with seborrheic dermatitis is a skin patches that have reduced pigmentation in the upper layer are covered with small, like peeling bran.
In adults, except the scalp (kapilitsium) seborrhea affects places where there is more concentration of sebaceous glands. This area is the face and most often the eyebrows, the space between them and the folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds). Body seborrheic dermatitis occupies most common skin between the shoulder blades, the folds in the skin and genital area, featuring under the breasts in women.
In the affected areas have itching, rarely can feel a slight burning sensation, but not pain. More often dermatitis is activated by fatigue, emotional stress or exhausted immunity.