Bioderma Sensibio DS / Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

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Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a common, chronic or relapsing form of eczema/dermatitis that mainly affects the scalp and face. There are infantile and adult forms of seborrhoeic dermatitis.

The cause of seborrhoeic dermatitis is not completely understood. It is associated with proliferation of various species of the skin commensal Malassazia in its yeast form.

Seborrhoeic dermatitis affects scalp, face (creases around the nose, behind ears, within eyebrows) and upper trunk.

Typical features include:

  • Winter flares, improving in summer following sun exposure
  • Some itch most of the time
  • Combination oily and dry mid-facial skin
  • Scaly patches or diffuse scale in the scalp
  • Scaly red eyelid margins
  • Salmon-pink, thin, scaly  plaques in skin folds on both sides of the face
  • Petal or ring-shaped flaky patches on hair-line and on the chest
  • Rash in armpits, under the breasts, in the groin folds and genital creases
  • lnflamed hair follicles on cheeks and upper trunk

Treatments for Seb dernatitis include:

  • Keratolytics can be used to remove scale when necessary, egl  actic acid, propylene glycol and urea.
  • Topical antifungal agents are applied to reduce Malassezia eg  ciclopirox shampoo or and/or cream.
  • Mild topical steroids are prescribed for 1–3 weeks to reduce the inflammation of an acute flare

To make this process so much easier Bioderma have released Sensibio DS.  It comes in a foamoing wash and treatment which acts as an anti fungal agent,  It also contains coconut oil which helps to get rid of scales.  Best of all its available to purchase over the counter !

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, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specalist for 10 years but skincare and aesthetics addict for longer.
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