While similar to dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis has more severe symptoms. The condition needs to be addressed with treatments that relieve symptoms like scalp flakes and redness, and tackle the root cause to stop it from coming back.
SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS VS DANDRUFF
Much like dandruff, the cause of seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be a sensitivity to a naturally occurring microbe species, Malassezia globosa.
Both dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis affect the scalp and share common features.
Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by increased severity of these symptoms.
SYMPTOMS OF SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS
You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- severe flakes adhered to the scalp (also called “scaling”)
- yellowish flake scales that can be oily
- inflamed areas on the scalp
- symptoms occurring on other body areas, like the face, chest, or back
OTHER CAUSES OF SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS
While sensitivity to Malassezia is the primary cause of seborrheic dermatitis, a combination of factors could make the condition worse.
- cold, dry weather
- reaction to certain medicines
- side effect of some medical conditions
HOW TO TREAT STUBBORN FLAKES AND SCALP SCRATCHING
If you’re experiencing persistent flakes and irritation, then you need a shampoo designed for stubborn dandruff.
Like our Clinically Proven Solutions Shampoo.
Formulated with selenium sulphide, it’s designed to provide stubborn flake relief.1
Using it regularly lets you get relief from the signs of dandruff and helps prevent future flare-ups, while leaving your hair soft & manageable.
If that doesn’t work, or if you know you have seborrheic dermatitis, consult your doctor or dermatologist. They should be able to prescribe a seborrheic dermatitis treatment for you.