Seborrheic Dermatitis

Illinois Dermatology Institute
Dr. Mouhammad Aouthmany, MD, FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist
oakparkderm.com
708-406-7222


Seborrheic Dermatitis

We have naturally a yeast on our body since we are born.  Occasionally, the yeast may cause issues from cradle cap, to dandruff, to a more inflamed skin disease called seborrheic dermatitis.  They love oily areas on the body which includes the scalp and mid-line areas of the face (t-zone), chest and back.  

Managements includes the following:
1) Anti-dandruff shampoo:
  • L'oreal Everfresh Anti-dandruff sulfate free shampoo
    • the other over the counter are ok to use but contain sulfate and may dry out your hair and skin.
  • Head and Shoulders Leave-in anti-dandruff 
2) if inflamed and itchy
  • a prescription from your dermatologist for a topical steroid solution or foam or lotion.
3) for the face
  • Vanicream z-bar soap
Occasionally, a oral anti-fungal will be prescribed.  This depends on the severity of the condition.

A  zinc-based sunscreen daily will help keep the yeast away during the day!