Darier’s disease is a rare autosomal disorder resulting in characteristic findings of the skin, nails, and mucous membranes. Darier’s disease is commonly misdiagnosed as seborrheic dermatitis or eczema.
Do I have seborrheic dermatitis or something else?
Cradle cap on dark skin
Skin flakes (dandruff) on your scalp, hair, eyebrows, beard or mustache. Patches of greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales or crust on the scalp, face, sides of the nose, eyebrows, ears, eyelids, chest, armpits, groin area or under the breasts. Red skin. Itching.
How can you tell the difference between seborrheic dermatitis?
The scales of seborrheic dermatitis are usually thinner. They’re more likely to be white or yellow, with a greasy appearance. As for the patches, if you have psoriasis, it’s likely that you have them on other parts of your body.
They both result in:
- red patches of skin.
- flakes that may attach to the hair shaft.
What looks like seborrheic dermatitis?
Psoriasis in particular can look very similar to seborrheic dermatitis. Both can cause patches of flaky red skin on your back or scalp. The scales of psoriasis are typically thicker and have more clear edges.
What autoimmune disease causes seborrheic dermatitis?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. That means your immune system is sending out faulty messages, and your body responds by growing skin cells too quickly. Psoriasis plaques are itchy like seborrheic dermatitis, but they can also be painful.
Can seborrheic dermatitis spread to other areas?
Seborrheic dermatitis may also spread to other parts of the body, most commonly above the breastbone and on the back near the thoracic spine. Fold of skin may be affected too – for example, under the breasts, or in the armpits or groin area. In men, the patches may also occur in the genital region.
What does a lesion look like?
Skin lesions are areas of skin that look different from the surrounding area. They are often bumps or patches, and many issues can cause them. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery describe a skin lesion as an abnormal lump, bump, ulcer, sore, or colored area of the skin.
Is seborrheic dermatitis an autoimmune disorder?
Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is caused by an autoimmune response or allergy, and it is not contagious. It is also not curable but can be managed with treatment. Treatment of SD is not always necessary, as symptoms can clear up naturally.
Why did I suddenly get seborrheic dermatitis?
Common triggers for seborrheic dermatitis include: stress. hormonal changes or illness. harsh detergents, solvents, chemicals and soaps.
Should you scrape off seborrheic dermatitis?
If your scalp is affected, a nonprescription antifungal shampoo may ease your symptoms. Try not to scratch or pick at the affected area, because if you irritate your skin or scratch it open, you increase your risk of infection.
What happens if seborrheic dermatitis is left untreated?
If left untreated, the scale may become thick, yellow and greasy and, occasionally, secondary bacterial infection may occur.
Does seborrheic dermatitis spread on scalp?
A common type of scalp seborrheic dermatitis is dandruff. It tends to last a long time, or go away and come back. It is often made worse by cold weather, hormonal changes, and stress. Seborrheic dermatitis is not spread from person to person.
Does Vitamin D Help seborrheic dermatitis?
Our study has shown that serum vitamin D is significantly lower in patients with seborrheic dermatitis compared to the control group.
Can seborrheic dermatitis affect eyes?
All of these forms of eczema can affect the eye area. This can be particularly bothersome because the skin around the eye is thin and sensitive.
What is a heliotrope rash?
Heliotrope rash is caused by dermatomyositis (DM), a rare connective tissue disease. People with this disease have a violet or bluish-purple rash that develops on areas of the skin. They can also experience muscle weakness, fever, and joint aches. The rash may be itchy or cause a burning sensation.
Should you wash your hair everyday if you have seborrheic dermatitis?
“People with seborrheic dermatitis should also wash their hair more. Although the flaking may make it look as though your scalp is dry, it’s actually not: It’s inflamed. Extra oil on the scalp actually makes seborrheic dermatitis worse, which is why people with this condition usually need to shampoo more frequently.”