Milk eczema – seborrheic eczema


Milk dermatitis can occur in the scalp and elsewhere on the body where there are many sebaceous glands, such as on the face and chest. The skin turns red and scales, and can itch. Milk eczema usually goes away by itself.

Most often, milk eczema occurs at puberty or adulthood.

Symptoms of milk dermatitis

Symptoms of milk dermatitis are red and scaly skin that can itch. It is common to get dandruff at the following places on the body:

  • In the scalp.
  • Around and in the ears.
  • In the eyebrows and eyelids.
  • On the nose wings.
  • On the chest.
  • In skin folds as in armpits or groin.

Small children can get dandruff in the scalp, eyebrows and diaper area. They may look like fat, slightly yellowish scales.

What can I do for myself?

Milk eczema can go away by itself after a few weeks.

You can try to relieve eczema as follows:

  • Ventilate the skin by wearing clothes that do not fit. Avoid wearing a cap.
  • Wear cotton clothes.
  • Was out in the sun. 

When and where should I seek care?

Contact a health care center if you have a lot of problems with spleen dermatitis. You can contact many receptions by logging in .

Treatment for milk dermatitis

You can treat with non-prescription drugs. For the scalp, you can use a fungicidal shampoo containing ketoconazole. On other parts of the body you can use a cream that contains both a fungicidal substance and cortisone.

There are prescription drugs that are more effective. They may be needed if you have long-term and severe problems and the non-prescription drugs do not help.

What does milk dermatitis cause?

It is not quite clear what causes the milk dermatitis. One cause may be a yeast fungus found on the skin and scalp of adults. The skin reacts so that you get milk dermatitis if you have the fungus in large quantities or are extra sensitive to it. Stress can aggravate the eczema.

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