Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff, Cradle Cap)

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Scalp – Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff)
Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff, Cradle Cap)

General Information:

  • Is not due to hair products
  • Is not contagious
  • Is not due to wearing a hat
  • Is not due to over washing or under washing the hair
  • Is not due to diet
  • Does not cause hair loss
  • Is not associated with lice
  • Is a chronic condition for which there is no cure
  • Continues to wax and wane with time
  • Often improves with treatment, and returns days, weeks, months or years after treatment is discontinued
  • Is known as “cradle cap” when it affects the scalp of babies

Treatment:

  • Antifungal and Selenium sulfide shampoos help mild seborrheic dermatitis
  • Steroid lotions, solutions and shampoos may be used on the scalp
  • Steroid creams, antifungal creams, and other ointments are very effective to treat the face, ears and body