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Seborrheic Dermatitis

Craig Kraffert, MD

Seborrheic (seb-o-re’ik) dermatitis is a common skin rash that tends to occur on oily skin areas such as the scalp, ears, and face as well as occasionally on the chest, back, arms and legs. It responds readily to treatment and is not contagious. Seborrheic dermatitis typically arises after puberty and tends to become milder later in life. A variant of seborrheic dermatitis called cradle cap occurs in newborns and usually goes away without treatment during the first year of life. Read More