Common forms of Dermatitis in Winter

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Learn about the most common winter dermatitis conditions, seborrheic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis (Seb Derm) is a common skin condition that causes skin cells to grow very quickly and build up on the skin, leaving the skin red and scaly. The most common place for Seborrheic Dermatitis is on the scalp, causing dandruff. However,  other oily areas of the body, such as the face, arms, upper chest and back are prone to Seb Derm. In infants Seb Derm is referred to as cradle cap.  Other names for Seb Derm are seborrheic eczema or seborrheic psoriasis. Treatment for Seb Derm includes topical medications and light therapy.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a very common condition which causes an inflammation of the skin. This inflammation can leave the skin red and itchy. Eczema is a chronic skin condition and can occur at any age. Eczema usually develops in early childhood and is more common in people who have a family history of the condition. Most common affected areas are the neck, chest, eye/eyelids, elbows, behind the knees, and on the hands and feet.

Anne Arundel Dermatology, our providers specialize in treating both Seb Derm and Atopic Dermatitis. To schedule your appointment to treat your winter skin conditions, visit our website or call 443-351-3376.

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