Facial Seborrhoeic Dermatitis: symptoms, causes and treatment
Facial Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is the most frequent form. It is a rash that generally appears around the nose, with a butterfly arrangement on the cheekbones outlining a characteristic mask that is known as a seborrhoeic mask. Every other part of the face may be affected by dermatitis, including the eyelashes and eyebrows, where it manifests itself with scaling or scabs.
In some subjects, it is found on the forehead, near the hairline; in others, it is present behind the ears or inside the pinna.
What are the symptoms of seborrhoeic dermatitis?
- Redness and itching
- Slight desquamation in the case of mild seborrhoeic dermatitis
- Desquamation, cracking and the appearance of scabs in severe cases
What are the causes of seborrheic dermatitis?
As mentioned above, this skin disorder is very common, but what exactly causes seborrhoeic dermatitis? To date, no precise cause is known but it is believed to be due to a skin instability, similar to that of psoriasis, with which it is often associated.
Physical and/or psychological stress can trigger seborrhoeic dermatitis or prolong it
What is seborrhoeic skin?
Seborrhoeic skin means a skin type where the secretions of the sebaceous glands are greater than normal.
How should Facial Seborrheic Dermatitis be treated?
There is no definitive cure for Seborrheic Dermatitis. However, it is possible to alleviate its symptoms by treating it with natural remedies that reduce inflammation, such as sulphur and salicylic acid.
How can itching from seborrheic dermatitis be relieved?
- In the evening, apply a hazelnut-sized blob of 2S Cream and massage in until completely absorbed.
This evanescent ointment, containing sulphur and salicylic acid, reduces the dermatitis, day by day, sending it into remission.
For those who have previously used creams with cortisone (which worsens this dermatitis), it is necessary to wait until the cortisone withdrawal crisis is over (one month on average) before using 2S Cream.
Main Questions on Seborrheic Dermatitis
There is no way to prevent or permanently resolve seborrhoeic dermatitis. However, with the right treatment, it is easy to keep it under control and prevent it from appearing.
The use of cortisone is effective in reducing Seborrhoeic Dermatitis but it has the drawback that it quickly induces habituation, i.e., the dermatitis becomes dependent on cortisone so one is forced to use it continuously. Continuous use of cortisone causes skin damage, which can be irreversible. For those who have previously used creams with cortisone (which worsens this dermatitis), it is necessary to wait until the cortisone withdrawal crisis is over (one month on average) before using Crema 2S.
No food is responsible for the onset or worsening of seborrhoeic dermatitis. On the contrary, depriving oneself of certain foods in the belief that this will help one’s dermatitis causes psychological stress that, like a vicious circle, worsens the dermatitis itself.
Seborrheic dermatitis is not contagious and is therefore not transmissible between individuals.