Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap) on Forehead

Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap) on Forehead
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

Though there is no cure, there are shampoo and body washes made to ease symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis on the forehead during flare-ups and prevent future irritation. A cradle cap 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 cradle cap 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.
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How to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on the forehead?

The best way to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis on the forehead is by keeping the face clean with the help of a gentle cleanser. A cleanser formulated for seborrheic dermatitis is sulfate, paraben, and fragrance-free. Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash is a great option. In severe cases, the doctor may prescribe corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors.

Can I moisturize my face if I have seborrheic dermatitis on my forehead?

Using a moisturizer free from harsh chemicals and ingredients is advised to be used once daily. Happy Cappy Moisturizer is non-greasy, fast absorbing, and does not irritate the skin. It is suitable for use by adults, teenagers, and babies.

Does seborrheic dermatitis disappear naturally?

Sometimes, seborrheic dermatitis may resolve independently with time, but in some cases, it may persist. Especially in adults, it may come and go from time to time in the form of flare-ups.

Can seborrheic dermatitis cause dark spots on the forehead?

Yes, seborrheic dermatitis can cause dark spots on the forehead. It may sometimes cause hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, depending on the skin color.

Can seborrheic dermatitis leave scars on the face?

Seborrheic dermatitis usually does not leave permanent scars on the face. However, if the condition is severe and not adequately managed or if picking at the scales or intense itching is done, then this may cause a change in the color of the affected skin. But don’t worry; it is not permanent and may get better with time.

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