This is caused by the overproduction of sebum in the sebaceous gland, or by a dysfunction of the sebaceous gland.
Signs of Seborrheic dermatitis
1. It is an inflammatory condition characterised by dry and moist scales, crust, itching and redness.
2. It commonly occurs in the frontal hair of the scalp, and around the hairline, and can also occur on the eyelids, facial hair, breasts, and other areas of the body.
1. The causes of seborrhoea or seborrheic dermatitis are generally unknown, but linked to genetic factors. Because it relates to the dysfunction of the sebaceous glands, it is predicated by stress.
2. Hormonal changes can also cause the onset of seborrheic dermatitis by inducing excessive sebaceous activity. This can start up during adolescence in a lot of people with the onset of androgen production.
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Seborrhoea and Seborrheic dermatitis in Babies
In infants, seborrhoea or seborrheic dermatitis is known as cradle cap, and is presumed to be influenced by the maternal androgens, but this would eventually disappear.
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