Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, chronic, non-contagious skin disease that affects people at any age, most often in babies and after puberty, when there is increased activity of the sebaceous glands, by the action of the androgenic hormones of puberty, and , In newborns due to the maternal hormones still present.
The most common form of seborrheic dermatitis is known as dandruff, of the scalp. Other common places are: ears, face (forehead, eyebrows, sides of the nose, cheeks), chest, back, armpits and groin.
Treatments can control the disease, but do not prevent it from appearing again. It is important to have the medications, directed by the dermatologist, at home and reapply them whenever there is clinical manifestation of seborrheic dermatitis.