Seborrheic dermatitis


Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory chronic dermatosis that can be localized on rich areas rich with sebaceous glands. This dermatosis is more common in infected patients with HIV.

Clinical features

– Erythematous plaques covered by greasy yellow scales that can be localized on the scalp, the face (nose wings, eyebrows, edge of the eyelids), sternum, spine, perineum, and skin folds.

Treatment

– Clean with soap and water 2 times daily; shampooing the scalp.

– Hydrocortisone 1% cream: one application once daily or 2 times daily to the affected area only, in thin layer, for 7 days maximum

– Do not apply if pre-existing bacterial infection; treat first the infection (see Impetigo).