What are the signs and symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

Updated: Nov 13, 2020
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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History findings in seborrheic dermatitis may include the following:

  • Intermittent, active phases manifesting with burning, scaling, and itching, alternating with inactive periods; activity is increased in winter and early spring, with remissions commonly occurring in summer.

  • In active phases, potential secondary infection in intertriginous areas

  • Candidal overgrowth

  • Generalized seborrheic erythroderma (rare)

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