Seborrheic Dermatitis and Crib Cap

Doctors For Seborrheic Dermatitis And Crib Cap

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Dr. Umer Mushtaq

Dermatologist

MBBS, FCPS (Dermatology), CAAAM (USA)

Experience

15 Yrs

Satisfaction

97%

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Available from Mar 07

Rs. 2,000

Chughtai Medical Centre ,, DHA Phase 4, Lahore

Available from Mar 07

Rs. 2,000

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Dr. Zafar Ahmed

Dermatologist

MBBS, CRCP, D.DERM (Thailand ), Diploma in Dermato-Surgery (Bangkok), Research Course (UK)

Experience

27 Yrs

Satisfaction

97%

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Rs. 1,500

Deep Ocean Dermatology, Skin Laser Center, Clifton, Karachi

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Rs. 2,500

Skin Laser & Cosmetology Center, Saddar, Karachi

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Rs. 1,500

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Dr. Sadaf Amin

Dermatologist

MBBS, FCPS (Dermatology)

Experience

15 Yrs

Satisfaction

95%

Video Consultation

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Rs. 700

Hussain Memorial Hospital, Sodiwal Samanabad, Lahore

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Rs. 1,500

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Dr. Muhammad Amjad

Dermatologist

MBBS, MCPS (Dermatology), FCPS (Dermatology)

Experience

35 Yrs

Satisfaction

99%

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Rs. 1,000

Zarar Shaheed Trust Hospital, Barki, Lahore

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Rs. 1,000

MedEast Medical Center, Paragon City, Lahore

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Rs. 2,000

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Dr. Professor Brigadier Asher Ahmed

Dermatologist

MBBS (Pb), Dip Derma (AFPGMI), FCPS (Derm) Clinical Fellowship in Dermatopathology (UK) MCPS (HPE)

Experience

30 Yrs

Satisfaction

98%

Nelson Medical Complex, Abid Majeed Road, Rawalpindi

Available Today

Rs. 1,500

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Dr. Rabia Ishfaq

Dermatologist

MBBS, FCPS (Dermatology)

Experience

12 Yrs

Satisfaction

98%

Video Consultation

Available Today

Rs. 700

Health City Hospital, Wapda Town Extension, Lahore

Available Today

Rs. 2,000

Hameedah Memorial Hospital, Valencia Housing Society, Lahore

Available Today

Rs. 2,000

Al Shifa Surgical Hospital, Kamoke, Kamoke

Available from Mar 09

Rs. 1,000

Summary about Seborrheic Dermatitis And Crib Cap

Seborrheic dermatitis is a persistent form of eczema that most commonly affects the scalp but can also appear on the face, back, and upper chest. Dandruff, redness, and scaly spots are all symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. When a baby develops this condition, it is called a Crib Cap. It usually emerges within the first few weeks of a child's life and then fade away over several weeks or months.

Seborrheic Dermatitis and Crib Cap Facts and Figures 

According to the National Eczema Society, Infantile seborrheic dermatitis is quite common in infants that are three months old. The condition usually gets better after 6 to 12 months and is not dangerous. Some further facts about cradle cap have been listed below:

Prevalence of Seborrheic Dermatitis Worldwide3-5%
Common inChildren
At-Risk GenderBoys and girls both
Average Age for Diagnosis2 weeks and 12 months old
Problems related to Seborrheic Dermatitis and Crib Cap Thick yellow scales, itchiness, rashes
Specialists Who Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis and Crib Cap Dermatologist


Symptoms of Seborrheic Dermatitis And Crib Cap

Signs and symptoms of Seborrheic dermatitis include:

  • Dandruff in the scalp, eyebrows, hair, or beard.
  • Erythematous plaques which are raised, solid patches of thick-crusted skin turning yellow and greasy.
  • Greasy and oily skin in the affected area
  • Redness, itching, or hair loss in the affected area.

Causes of Seborrheic Dermatitis And Crib Cap

It's unclear what causes Seborrheic Dermatitis. However, doctors believe the two key factors that cause the condition are:

  •  An excess amount of oil in the skin acts as an irritant, causing your skin to become greasy and red.
  • Malassezia, which is a yeast present in the skin’s oils. Sometimes it multiplies abnormally, resulting in increased oil production and inflammation. Increased oil production may result in seborrheic dermatitis.

Seborrheic Dermatitis might develop in infants due to the hormonal fluctuations in the mother during pregnancy. You can consult online with the Best Dermatologists in Pakistan now! Call the Marham Helpline: 0311-1222398 to book your appointment. 

Preventive Measures of Seborrheic Dermatitis And Crib Cap

To prevent Seborrheic Dermatitis:

  • Wash your skin regularly
  • Apply medicated cream
  • Avoid any styling products
  • Avoid alcohol-based skin and hair products
  • Wear some smooth-textured cotton clothing

To prevent Crib Cap:

  • Shampoo your baby's hair every few days using mild baby shampoo.

Your doctor may prescribe you any of the following treatments:

  • Shampoos and ointments that contain fluocinolone, hydrocortisone, or desonide.
  • an antifungal medication
  • Metronidazole relieves symptoms by fighting bacteria.
  • Your doctor may use psoralen and light therapy to manage the symptoms of Seborrheic Dermatitis.

Crib cap generally doesn’t require any medical treatment and goes away within six months. Just make sure to consult a pediatrician before using cortisone or any antifungal creams, and do not use dandruff shampoos that have salicylic acid.

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