Seborrhea Skin Disease

Seborrhea skin disease is often called dandruff. It isn’t just a few dry skin flakes, though. It is actually a skin condition that lots of people suffer from.

What is Seborrhea Skin Disease?

The scientific name for seborrhea skin disease is seborrheic dermatitis. Lots of people just call it seborrhea. When babies get it, they call it cradle cap. It may appear to be just dandruff but, underneath your hair, you may find a red rash that tends to be itchy.

Seborrhea isn’t restricted to your head. You can develop it anywhere on your body. The most likely additional areas are:

  • Skin folds of your under arms
  • Buttocks and groin area
  • Underneath your breasts
  • At the center of your chest
  • Skin surrounding your navel
  • On your face, especially your eyelids, nose and in the crease behind the ear

**Seborrhea is not contagious.**

What Causes Seborrhea?

There is no specific cause. However, seborrhea tends to be triggered by one or a combination of the following:

  • A type of yeast
  • Medication or as a symptom of a medical condition
  • Dry, cold weather
  • A genetic predisposition (It runs in families.)
  • Excessive stress

It is more likely to afflict adults between the ages of 30 and 60, newborn babies, men and people that have oily skin.

How is Seborrhea Treated?

Dandruff shampoos are often recommended. Simply exposing the affected area to sunlight and fresh air can help relieve symptoms on your body. Wear sunscreen so you don’t end up getting sunburn on top of the seborrhea. In very severe cases, you may need a prescription from your doctor.

Aloe Vera is a very effective, natural option for the treatment of seborrhea in your hair and elsewhere on your body. A 30% Aloe Vera cream applied 2 times each day provided relief within 4 to 6 weeks for more than half of the people who participated in an investigative study.

Aloe Vera shampoo and conditioner, body wash and lotions will improve your overall skin condition and could help prevent or reduce the severity of seborrhea flare-ups.

Aloe Vera is also an excellent treatment for skin scars, dry skin, lichen planus skin sores, sunburn or rash, psoriasis, cholesterol, diabetes, heart health and dental/oral health.