MANAGEMENT OF SEBORRHOEIC DERMATITIS-AN AYURVEDIC APPROACH - A CASE REPORT
Dr. Seetha Devi P.* and Dr. V. Shreeshananda Sharma
Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a common chronic or relapsing form of eczema or dermatitis that mainly affects the scalp and face. It is also called as Saborrheic eczema. The causes of saborrheic dermatitis are not completely understood. Adult seborrheic dermatitis tends to begin in late adolescence. Prevalence is greatest in young adults than in elderly. It is more common in males than in females. It is often associated with increased sebum production of the scalp and the sebaceous follicle rich areas of the face and the trunk. Various genetic factors, hormonal factors and increased colonization of Malassezia may play a role in the causation and perpetuation. The following factors are sometimes associated with sever adult seborrheic dermatitis; 1. Oily skin 2. Familial tendency to seborrheic dermatitis or a family history of psoriasis 3. HIV infection 4. Neurological and psychiatric diseases like Parkinson disease, depression.
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