Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that often develops in infants and children. In babies, the condition is known as “cradle cap” and generally resolves in weeks or months. While typically not painful, it can be very unsightly, causing scaly, flaky skin on the scalp, face, ears and/or eyelids. In older children and adults, the condition is commonly known as dandruff, and it can be uncomfortable and bothersome. When suffering from seborrheic dermatitis, kids of any age may benefit from seeing a dermatology expert – especially if they are itching and scratching at the affected skin. For professional treatment of seborrheic dermatitis and other pediatric skin concerns, Kessel Dermatology is New Jersey’s trusted provider.
While the exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis is not known, it is believed to stem from excess oil being produced by the sebaceous glands. This may lead to cradle cap during a child’s first six weeks of life, or skin inflammation and flaking later on.
As mentioned above, the condition may resolve on its own at any age – but it’s not uncommon for it to linger and cause discomfort in the meantime. When experiencing itchy seborrheic dermatitis, kids may scratch themselves intensely, which can result in bleeding, scabbing and potentially skin infection.
If your child is experiencing symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis that aren’t going away, the qualified staff at Kessel Dermatology can help you find the right treatment method to resolve the condition promptly.
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Seborrheic dermatitis can be unpleasant for babies, kids and adults alike. Fortunately, there are advanced treatments available to help speed up the healing process and restore healthy skin. At Kessel Dermatology, we specialize in treating medical skin care concerns of the entire family, from infants to adults with aging skin. To arrange an appointment with one of our highly knowledgeable trained skin care professionals, call our office in Hamilton Square, NJ at 609-890-2600.