TCM Physician TCM Treatment for Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, sides of the nose, eyebrows, ears, eyelids and chest. It can also affect babies and infants, it causes crusty, scaly patches on the scalp it is known as cradle cap. For the adults, you may have patches of greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales or crust on the face, sides of the nose, eyebrows, ears, eyelids, chest, armpits, groin area or under the breasts.
The affected area are usually oily with dead skin build-up. Seborrheic dermatitis is also called dandruff, seborrheic eczema and seborrheic psoriasis.
Our TCM physicians have treated many cases of seborrheic dermatitis. Based on their symptoms and the affected area, we treat differently on different cases. We have seen seborrheic dermatitis cases on Indian, Caucasian, Malay and Chinese. We use natural herbs, Chinese Traditional Medicine, herbal bath and in some cases we also use acupuncture treatment. Seborrheic dermatitis usually disappear after one to two months depends on the duration of the skin problem and its stubbornness. In this case, we would advise patients to avoid oily food and fried food during the treatment. However, they can resume taking any food after their recovery.