Seborrheic eczema

Created: 03.08.2023

Updated: 22.12.2023

Approved by: General Practitioner, Dr Binita Parmar 

Seborrheic eczema is a chronic skin condition occurring in young children and adults often between the ages of 30 and 40 years of age.

Symptoms

Seborrheic eczema is easily recognisable by flaky/scaly eczema that is yellow or white with red skin underneath. Seborrheic eczema occurs in areas with a lot of sebaceous glands, such as the scalp, nose, face, armpits or groin, but can also occur in skin folds.

Cause

No one is quite sure why seborrheic dermatitis occurs. It may be related to a fungal infection of the skin and genetic or environmental factors are also suspected to be involved.

Treatment

The usual treatment is topical treatment with antifungal and anti-inflammatory creams. Shampoo with coal tar can also help.

How Dr. Dropin can help you

At Dr.Dropin you can come to experienced dermatologists who can diagnose and treat all skin disorders. Dr.Dropin is committed to offering good skin services at a fixed and predictable price, and with a short waiting time. For assessment and treatment of seborrheic eczema, you can book an appointment for a physical consultation, or get help through a video or image consultation.

Doctor

How Dr. Dropin can help you

At Dr.Dropin you can come to experienced dermatologists who can diagnose and treat all skin disorders. Dr.Dropin is committed to offering good skin services at a fixed and predictable price, and with a short waiting time. For assessment and treatment of seborrheic eczema, you can book an appointment for a physical consultation, or get help through a video or image consultation.

General Practitioner

At Dr.Dropin our experienced GPs provide a wide range of primary care services, similar to those provided by the NHS, either in the clinic or through video consultations.

Dermatologist

At Dr.Dropin, you will receive specialist care from our expert Consultant Dermatologists provided by skindoc. With extensive experience from both public and private hospitals, we can assess and treat most chronic and acute skin disorders – either in the clinic, through video, or via a photo upload service.