If you are dealing with facial redness and scaling, you may be unsure as to what to do. Dryness that occurs during the winter months is normal for patients who do not take the proper steps to ensure their skin is moisturized and hydrated as needed. However, this may also be a sign of a condition known as seborrhea.
Many patients are unaware of this condition as it is not nearly as common as other concerns such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema. This chronic skin condition is often diagnosed when patients are dealing with scaling and redness on various areas of the face. This includes around the eyebrows, nose, ears, and scalp. In fact, seborrhea is the medical diagnosis of dandruff, which is characterized by dry, scaling, and flaking skin on the scalp. It is unknown what causes this condition, but it can be controlled with the help of a medical professional.
Treatments for seborrhea
While the condition cannot be cured, patients are encouraged to speak to a dermatologist about addressing the signs and symptoms associated with this condition. In most cases, certain medications can be used. This includes steroids, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory medications. Some treatments, including shampoos, creams, and lotions, may be available with a prescription or over-the-counter. Most patients will find that routine care using these products is essential in keeping the itching and flaking under control. With continued treatment, most patients can keep the condition from impacting their overall quality of life.
Discover the importance of diagnosing and treating conditions such as seborrhea with a qualified dermatologist
At Georgia Dermatology Partners, we provide patients in Georgia with a wide range of treatments for a selection of skin concerns. If you have been diagnosed with seborrhea, or are concerned that you may be dealing with it, it is a good idea to have a further evaluation performed by a qualified provider. Call (770) 972-4845 today to request an appointment at Georgia Dermatology Partners at any one of our four convenient locations through Georgia. We are committed to helping patients look and feel their best, and provide care for many medical and cosmetic concerns.
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