Seborrheic Dermatitis or Atopic Eczema are the same. In what way do you ask? Well, the cause a persons skin to become red, itchy and inflammed. It is also a subset of a types of skin condition(s).
Using emollients are moisturising treatments applied to the skin. Some of the ones which I have used in the past are:
- Aloe Vera cream/gel;
- QV wash/oil;
These helps making the skin not as dry and having a mild anti-inflammatory to reduce flare ups.
Although not contagious, it can cause your skin to become rough and scaly or crusting and oozing. The patches often appear around the neck, knees, elbows, face and or wrists.
Seborrheic Dermatitis can appear swollen. It can also appear raised with a yellowish or white crust forming on its surface. It is a very common occurrence in babies as young as 4-6 months old.
It is more common that people call it Cradle Cap but will disappear after a few months.
Known to develop in, around or behind your ears. It could appear on top of your scalp/head area, or in and around your groin/private parts.
Flare ups of this type are due to extreme changes in temperatures. Others affected, can be by detergents, fragrances and sometimes clothing such as synthetics. Another common flare up is when there are changes in your hormones.
Scratching these patches worsen the itching which makes the skin ooze clear fluid. In turn, this actually spreads the rash even further.
Another form of Atopic Dermatitis is Dyshidrotic Eczema. It tends to be more common people who develop fungal infections. It usually appears as small blisters filled with water and are at times, very itchy. Within a few weeks, the skin will become dry and may crack.