Seborrhoeic eczema also called Seborrhoeic dermatitis inflames of areas of your skin that are more oily or greasy, such as your eyebrows, nose and scalp. These areas have oily sweat glands. In adults it is a chronic condition (long lasting) affecting in 3% to 5% of adults. It usually establishes after puberty or in grownups aged 30 to 60, and is much more usual in men than women.
It tends to ‘come and go’ with periods of flare ups then periods with no symptoms.
Babies under 3 months can also develop seborrhoeic dermatitis, it tends to establish on the scalp, in the nappy area or areas where there are folds of skin (flexures). On the scalp the symptoms are different from adults. Babies tend to have ‘Cradle Cap’ with yellow crusty greasy scaling and often includes a lot of dandruff.
The condition is not usually serious or dangerous to your baby, and is most likely to vanish on its own within six to 12 months.
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