Darst Dermatology offers personalized treatment for seborrheic dermatitis in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities.
What Is Seborrheic Dermatitis?
Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction to a certain type of yeast that occurs naturally on your body. When it over grows on your skin, it creates red patches with scaly skin on the surface. When it occurs in your scalp, it is called seborrheic and causes dandruff and can cause hair loss. If you have a disorder of your immune or neurological systems, you’re more likely to develop seborrheic dermatitis. Outbreaks are also triggered by stress, fatigue, and cold weather.
How Is Seborrheic Dermatitis Treated?
Dr. Darst can often diagnose seborrheic dermatitis by physical examination. The condition can appear similar to psoriasis. Occasionally, Dr. Darst will obtain a skin sample to examine under the microscope. Prescription shampoos and lotions can successfully treat seborrheic dermatitis. In some cases, internal medication is required to correct the problem.
Washing your hair and face regularly can help, and sunlight can abate the growth of yeast. Seborrheic dermatitis is not contagious and cannot be spread to others, but may recur or persist.
Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers expert treatment for seborrheic dermatitis to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.