Do you think you are suffering from dandruff?
There’s an old saying that goes, “You only get one time to make a first impression.”
And that is so true, especially when it comes to dandruff. Seeing those little white flakes on your shoulders and clothes is not a good look. But what you see may not actually be dandruff, it could be something more serious.
#1: It could be Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis appears on the body where there is a lot of oil-producing (sebaceous) glands like the upper back, nose and scalp.
The exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis is unknown, although genes and hormones play a role. Microorganisms that live on the skin naturally can also contribute to seborrheic dermatitis.
People of any age can develop seborrheic dermatitis including infants (known as “cradle cap”). The triggers for seborrheic dermatitis include:
– Hormonal changes or illness
– Harsh detergents, solvents, chemicals and soaps
– Cold, dry weather
According to the American Dermatological Institute, the skin disease looks more scaly and inflamed than dandruff.
However, both are itchy and cause flaking—and the treatment for both dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis is the same.