Find out about the cause of seborrheic dermatitis as well as symptoms to look out for and treatment to help get rid of severe flakes.
Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by the same factors as dandruff.
As your scalp produces natural oils called sebum, the naturally-occurring microbe Malassezia globosa breaks it down into an irritant,oleic acid.
This irritant causes the rate of skin cell turnover to increase dramatically, leading to large clumps of cells building up on thesurface of the scalp.
Treatment for seborrheic dermatitis
It’s easy to confuse seborrheic dermatitis with dandruff so the first step is to rule out dandruff.
Use an anti-dandruff shampoo regularly and monitor the affected area to see if the symptoms subside.
If not, you may need to look for a shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis like Clinical Strength Shampoo.
It contains selenium sulphide as an active ingredient, making it stronger than our zinc pyrithione dandruff shampoos, and has been proven to tackle severe flaking associated with seborrheic dermatitis.
In fact, it’s the highest strength shampoo you’ll find without having to get a prescription.
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