By Dr. Eddie Valenzuela

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes redness, flaking, irritation, and itching of the scalp and skin. Though similar to dandruff, it has a greater turnover rate of skin cells which causes its characteristic scaling and patches. While dandruff symptoms are most often found on the scalp, seborrheic dermatitis can also appear on the forehead.

How is Seborrheic Dermatitis on the Forehead Diagnosed?

Diagnosis of seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap on the forehead may be tricky as the condition can resemble other common skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. A simple physical examination and family history is often all that’s needed, though your doctor may wish to take a sample of the skin to rule out a fungal infection. Babies often exhibit the hallmark symptoms of cradle cap on the forehead with the crusty patches covering the scalp and forehead as though wearing an actual cap.

While a seborrheic dermatitis flare-up on the forehead is no cause to panic, it’s still a good idea to get a correct diagnosis so that you may take proactive measures to treat the symptoms.

How to Treat a Forehead Flare Up

Tough there is no cure, there are products such as shampoo and body wash made to ease symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis on the forehead during flare-ups and prevent future irritation. A pyrithione zinc shampoo and body wash is a leading choice among doctors to help reduce the inflammation, loosen the scales, and relieve itching on the forehead. The active ingredient, pyrithione zinc, is a gentle and effective means to encourage healing. However, until now children had little choice but to use a pyrithione zinc formula made for adults.  Licensed pediatrician Dr. Eddie Valenzuela set out to change all that.

An Effective Medicated Formula for Kids

Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash is the only pyrithione zinc shampoo made especially for children. Created by a licensed pediatrician and formulated with young skin in mind, it is made free of dyes, sulfates, fragrances and alcohol. Made with 95% natural, plant-based ingredients including Licorice Root extract to soothe redness and provitamin B5 to moisturize hair and skin, Dr. Eddie’s unique formula has been nationally recognized as a ground-breaking solution for children of all ages. Try the “Pediatrician’s Solution” for relief of skin and scalp itching, irritation, redness, flaking, scaling associated with seborrheic dermatitis.

Additional Resources on Seborrheic Dermatitis on Forehead

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