Seborrhoeic dermatitis is inflamed, itchy skin on the scalp, face and chest (often with scaling). In adolescents and adults, it often presents as dandruff, while in infants the condition is commonly known as cradle cap.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis commonly affects the oilier parts of the body, which is why it often affects areas such as the face, scalp and chest. The severity of seborrhoeic dermatitis symptoms can vary from person to person, and range from mild dandruff to extensive patches of inflamed, red and itchy skin.
In babies seborrhoeic dermatitis, or cradle cap, usually develops within the first three months after birth. It appears as greasy, yellow, scaly patches on the scalp, but doesn’t usually itch and is unlikely to bother your baby. Cradle cap can also affect other parts of your baby body, including the face, behind the ears and in skin folds such as in your baby nappy area.
Whether you or your baby suffers from seborrhoeic dermatitis (or cradle cap), Dermikelp® has been clinically proven to rapidly relieve itchy and irritated skin. It’s also dermatologically tested and is gentle enough to use for all skin types and ages.