seborrhoeic dermatitis

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seborrhoeic dermatitis

Severe dandruff. Local inflammation of the skin, with redness, scales, crusting yellowish patches and itching. It affects mainly the scalp, eyebrows, beard area and groins.

dermatitis

inflammation of dermis or skin (see eczema)
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A dose-response study of irritant reactions to sodium lauryl sulphate in patients with seborrhoeic eczema and atopic eczema.
Blepharitis is often accompanied by dandruff and may be part of seborrhoeic eczema.
If your child has seborrhoeic eczema, your doctor may prescribe special shampoos and scalp lotions.
By two the condition often affects other sites such as wrists, ankles, behind the knees and in front of the elbow; * Seborrhoeic eczema is also common under the age of one year.
Other forms include allergic and irritant contact eczema - both at some level caused by an allergic reaction to a substance, such as a particular soap or washing powder; and seborrhoeic eczema, which causes a rash on the scalp, leading to dandruff and often spreading to other parts of the body.
After excluding common causes such as contact dermatitis, seborrhoeic eczema and photodermatitis the diseases affecting the remaining patients fall into three groups: marked erythema with no feeling of heat or sensitivity, usually erythromelanosis faciei; marked flushing and burning with intense sensitivity for which the term facial erythrodysaesthesia is proposed; the so-called MARSH syndrome in which an overlap of androgen-dominant symptoms occurs--melasma, acne, rosacea, seborrhoeic eczema, and hirsutism.
A combination or overlap of seborrhoeic eczema, rosacea and acne, together with several other findings, which I have designated the MARSH syndrome.
I have therefore called the condition the MARSH syndrome indicating Melasma, Acne, Rosacea, Seborrhoeic eczema and Hirsutism.
Infantile seborrhoeic eczema -- A common condition affecting babies under one, the cause of this is unknown.
Adult seborrhoeic eczema -- affects adults between 20 and 40 and is usually seen on the scalp, but can spread.
Other forms include allergic and irritant contact eczema - both caused by an allergic reaction to a substance, such as a particular soap or washing powder, and also seborrhoeic eczema, which takes the form of a rash on the scalp, leading to dandruff and often spreading to other parts of the body.