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Dermatologist NYCA very common skin condition, seborrheic dermatitis affects more than three million people every year. It causes itchy, red skin or rashes with white scales. If you have this condition, you’ll find it on your scalp, face, forehead, and on the folds of skin around your nose, eyes, ears and eyelids. When it appears on your body, you’ll see it on the folds of the skin including under your arms, below your breasts and around your groin, buttocks and navel.

On an infant’s scalp, seborrhea is called cradle cap. If a child gets cradle cap, the seborrheic dermatitis usually resolves itself, although the child is more likely to see a reoccurrence during puberty. On adult scalps, the condition is called dandruff, and it requires treatment. Typically, seborrheic dermatitis can be an acute or chronic condition lasting anywhere from months to years or through your lifetime.

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