seborrhea capitis


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seb·or·rhe·a ca·p'i·tis

seborrhea of the scalp.

seborrhea capitis

Etymology: L, sebum, sweat; Gk, rhoia, flow; L, caput, the head
seborrhea of the scalp. See also cradle cap.

seborrhea

(seb-or-e'a) [? + Gr. rhoia, flow]
A disease of the sebaceous glands marked by an increase in the amount, and often an alteration of the quality, of the fats secreted by the sebaceous glands.

Treatment

Mild dandruff, a type of seborrhea, may be treated with a shampoo containing selenium sulfide or sulfur. Severe seborrhea is treated with a lotion or cream containing corticosteroids, rubbed into the affected areas two or three times a day.

seborrhea capitis

Seborrhea of the scalp.

seborrhea corporis

Dermatitis seborrheica.

seborrhea faciei

Seborrhea of the face.

seborrhea furfuracea

Dermatitis seborrheica.

seborrhea nigricans

Seborrhea with pigmented crusts.

seborrhea oleosa

Skin that appears shiny or oily.

seborrhea sicca

Dandruff.