All About Rashes on the Scalp

Seborrheic dermatitis, a common skin condition, mostly affects your scalp. It results in irritated, flaky skin and dandruff that won’t go away. Among the oily body parts that are frequently impacted are the face, the sides of the nose, the eyebrows, the ears, the eyelids, and the chest. Although it doesn’t cause permanent hair loss and can be unpleasant, this ailment is not contagious.

Without therapy, seborrheic dermatitis may resolve. Alternatively, to eliminate symptoms and stop flare-ups, you should use medicated shampoo or other treatments over a long period.

Dandruff, seborrheic eczema, and seborrheic psoriasis are other names for seborrheic dermatitis. Cradle cap is the term used to describe it when it affects infants.

Symptoms of Rashes on the scalp

Signs and symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis might include:

  • Dandruff or flaking skin on your eyebrows, beard, mustache, scalp, or hair
  • Rash that may appear redder or darker in people with white skin than it does in those with brown or black skin
  • Annular (ring-shaped) rash for petaloid seborrheic dermatitis
  • Itchiness (pruritus)

The signs and symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis typically get worse in reaction to stress, fatigue, or seasonal changes.

When to visit a doctor

Consult a medical professional if:

  • You cannot sleep or focus on your everyday activities because of how uncomfortable you feel.
  • You feel anxious or ashamed of your condition.
  • You suspect an infection on your skin.
  • Although you’ve attempted self-care techniques, your symptoms continue.

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