Focus On: Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

Skin Analysis
20 May 2014

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Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is a common, benign scaling rash. It is called dermatitis because it involves inflammation of the skin, and seborrhoeic because it affects areas that are rich in sebaceous glands. It is most common on the face, scalp and chest but can also occur under the breasts and the groin.

Symptoms appear gradually with the first signs usually being flaky skin. Flakes can be yellow, white or greyish in colour. In more severe cases scaly pimples appear. These can sometimes crust over. Other symptoms include redness, itching and soreness.

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis can occur in children less than three months old however the condition tends to resolve itself within days, and often without treatment. As a whole the condition is more commonly found in adults. It can last from a few weeks to a number of years, with many patients experiencing alternating periods of inflammation.

Approximately 1 in 25 people suffer from Seborrhoeic Dermatitis during their life, with the majority being males.

The major cause is attributed to a yeast that lives on the skin. Research has also shown that that there is an increased prevalence when the sufferer is stressed or unwell. Chronic conditions, immunodeficiencies, malnutrition and Parkinson?s disease also appear to increase the risk, suggesting that the immune system is involved in some way. There are a variety of conventional and over the counter medications available to help control Seborrhoeic Dermatitis.

If however you prefer a more natural and holistic approach the Claudia Louch Natural Skin Clinic offers natural seborrhoeic dermatitis treatments which are entirely plant and mineral based. These types of treatment are instead designed to harness the body?s own immune system and healing potential.

The Claudia Louch Natural Skin Clinic in London take a completely natural and comprehensive inside-out approach to all types of skin condition. They assess each patient on an individual basis, and aim to investigate the underlying cause, in order to be able to treat the source of the symptoms, opposed to just the symptoms alone.

The Clinic Team will ask you to provide details of both your own personal history and your family health history. Your skin will then be evaluated using the clinic?s innovative Skin Analyser. Pathology testing may be advised in order to further investigate any potential underlying causes.

Once all of this has been completed you will be issued with your own personalised therapy program. The programme will centre on both dietary advice, and an internal and external Plant and Mineral based anti-yeast treatment. Additional in-house intensive skin treatments may also be advised.

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