Dandruff Eczema

Dandruff Eczema, medically also called for seborrhea dermatitis, affects mostly infants or adults between 20 to 40 years of age. The cause of dandruff eczema is unclear. Dandruff Eczema occurs in areas where there are a lot of sebaceous glands. Those who suffer from dandruff, often have an unbalanced flora where the skin shows an increased amount of yeast fungi, which is something scientists believe that individuals with dandruff eczema are hypersensitive to. This is a fungus that is normally present in small amounts in individuals who do not have dandruff eczema.

Areas mostly affected by dandruff eczema are the scalp, eyebrows and ears and nostrils. Less frequent areas are the groin or the pubic region. Among infants the scalp is mainly affected by eczema which may at a later stage spread to parts of the face. Crusts on the scalp can be found on infants but otherwise the normal symptom is yellow shedding. Among adults the scaling is much finer than among infants and eczema areas may be characterized by slight redness. It has been shown that stronger symptoms among adults is correlated with mental stress. Itching is not not common with dandruff eczema, but if it occurs, it is mainly moderate.


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The term eczema or dermatitis, meaning inflammation in the skin, is a collective term used for several skin conditions where the symptoms are similar. Such symptoms may include redness, swelling, dryness, itching, scaling and even blisterin.