NRS on seborrheic dermatitis

The National Rosacea Society web site has just uploaded a page on Seborrheic Dermatitis ;

Although the two disorders are unrelated, a recent clinical study found that 26 percent of patients with rosacea also had facial seborrheic dermatitis and 28 percent had seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Additionally, a survey by the National Rosacea Society of 1,100 rosacea patients found that 25 percent had also been diagnosed with this condition.

When seborrheic dermatitis appears with rosacea, a safe and effective antifungal alone may often be prescribed because the long-term use of topical steroids is associated with rosacea-like symptoms. This condition is known as steroid-induced rosacea. Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp may include medicated anti-dandruff shampoos.

Rosacea patients who suspect they may have this disorder are urged to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Nothing too ground breaking, but it is good to see the NRS writing about SD as it is so common for rosacea sufferers.

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