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Seborrheic Dermatitis – New Treatments

Areas of Seborrhea on the face

What is Seborrheic dermatitis?

Red skin along with irritation and flaking (desquamation)  are the main symptoms of a skin condition called Seborrheic dermatitis or seborea. Mostly located in areas of the body where the sebaceous glands are dense, areas like the side  of the nose ,  between the eyebrows,  on the  scalp  and  less  frequently  in the  groin and armpits. Even though this condition is not life threatening, it is an unpleasant and causes many patients to seek treatment.

The cause  for  Seborrheic dermatitis (seborea) is still not fully understood. It seems   to  be a  combination of  genetic  predisposition,  mood changes ,  a  fungus  on the  skin  and   the  body own  exaggerated  inflammatory  process.

In the winter this condition gets worse. Same  for  people  who  undergo emotional and physical stress. Seborrheic dermatitis can  be  sometimes  quite  itchy  especially on the scalp.

 

How  to  treat  Seborrheic  dermatitis ?

In many instances Seborrheic dermatitis (seborea) has been linked to the  existence of a  yeast called  mallassezia  fufur. . Antifungals that destruct  these organisms in these patients may  be used  to  achieve  clinical  improvement  but  will  not  result  in cure. Topical steroids applied  to the inflamed  areas  will usually   bring   short  time  relief.  Nevertheless,  as  usual  with   steroidal  treatment  the  symptoms  with  recur  rapidly  when  topical  stride  is  stopped. Prolonged d  use  of  topical  steroids (longer  than  a  week) may  result s  in  permanent skin damage –  thin  skin  and  enlarged  skin  capillaries.

Your Dermatologist   may  prescribe   ointments  that  contain   Sulfur  (3-5%)  and  Salicylic  Acid  (2-3%) . These  ointments  are  very  effective  and  do  not  contain  steroids.  Nevertheless  they  are  usually  quite  oily  and  smelly  limiting their   use.

New  over the  counter  topical  solution  developed  lately   allow   steroidal  free therapy for  Seborrheic  dermatitis.  This   solution (SebaClear) contains  OTC  ingredients , targeting all  main  causes  of Seborrhea and Psoriasis  (Fungal, Inflammatory, Desquamation).  The  effectiveness  of  these  compounds  was  proven  Dermatological  studies  to  high   with   long  term  safety  and  ease of  use.

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Seborrhea – Treatment Without Steroids

Seborrhea (Seborea)

Redness of skin peeling on the sides of the nose, between eyebrows and the edges of the hair on the forehead are very most common phenomenon that appears about 5% of the population. The phenomenon occurs at any age, but is especially common between the ages of 30 and 50. Although   a  minor   disorder  , this   unpleasant   redness  and itch is  more prominent  in  periods of stress and changes of weather  is  called   seborrhea  or   Seborrheic  dermatitis or Seborea is difficult to treat.

Dermatologic studies have shown that   skin fungus  called  a Malassezia Furfur  plays  and   important role in triggering the  skin redness and irritation common in Seborrheic  dermatitis or  Seborea . The fungus causes the skin to activate a mechanism that directly  causes the  skin   to be  red,  inflamed,  itchy and  covered  with scale.

A  European comparative controlled trial (the skin department in Gothenburg, Sweden) tested a key ingredient of the formula on 39 patients with red hair and scalp margins. After using twice a day, for two weeks, found significant relief of the  red skin peeling in  89 percent of the treated  patients compared with only  32 percent relief in the control group.

Looking  at  skin  cultures  they found significant decrease in the number of Malassezia (P <0.01) compared with no significant change in the control skin cultures.

The  proprietary   SebaClear  (SebaCare100) topical solution  formulated  by  a team  of  dermatologist, chemists    and   mycology  experts, contains ingredients with proven activity on multiple  mechanisms  of the  Seborrheic  dermatitis or Seborea:

[1] anti-mycotic activity against Malassezia

(Fungus has a central role in Seborrheic Dermatitis.)

[2] Anti – inflammatory Non steroidal.

(Active Anti inflammatory Poly Phenols).

[3]  Keratolytic activity.

[4] Skin barrier protectant / repair.

How to use:

Pressing gently on the head of the pump will release 2-3 drops on the finger.

Apply drops red skin area twice a day for 10 – 14 days.
(A clear liquid in a pump pack of 30 ml).

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