What exactly makes a shampoo effective in treating seborrheic dermatitis? We look at the treatments that help fight against flakes and other symptoms.
WHAT IS SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS?
Seborrheic dermatitis is a caused by the naturally-occurring microbe, Malassezia. The symptoms can include:
- severe flakes
- white or yellowish scales
- oily and dry patches
- redness and inflammation on the scalp
TREATMENTS FOR SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS
Seborrheic dermatitis is a medical condition which needs to be managed by a doctor. According to the British Association of Dermatologists1:
“Seborrhoeic dermatitis is managed with treatment that reduces the level of skin yeast – these include creams and shampoo, which can be used safely on a long-term basis. Mild steroid creams can be used for short periods to settle any irritation, and the newer non-steroid anti-inflammatory eczema creams (calcineurin inhibitors) are also effective though not licensed for this complaint.”
STUBBORN FLAKING COULD BE DANDRUFF
Sometimes, tough flaking and irritation can simply be stubborn dandruff. To effectively treat it, you will need a shampoo that contains the right active ingredients and that doesn’t leave your hair dry or smelling medicated.
Our Clinically Proven Solutions range contains selenium sulphide, proven to be effective and safe in the long-term fight against stubborn dandruff.
Selenium sulphide shampoos fight flakes better than shampoos with other ingredients1, targeting the root cause of stubborn dandruff, and helping prevent scalp irritation.
Within the range you’ll find a shampoo for stubborn dandruff as well as a shampoo for scalp relief - perfect for when you’re suffering from persistent scalp scratching.
1 http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/patient-information-leaflets/seborrhoeic-dermatitis (retrieved October 12, 2018)