Seborrheic dermatitis primarily affects the scalp, but may also develop on other areas of the body. The symptoms are uncomfortable and embarrassing, which is why people in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area rely on the expertise of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham for their seborrheic dermatitis treatments.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes flaking, redness and scaly areas on the scalp, face, and body. Unfortunately, many people who do not understand the condition believe it to be related to poor hygiene. The misperception leaves those living with the condition feeling embarrassed and extremely self-conscious. At Downtown Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham has the unique qualifications you need to effectively manage the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition that does not have a cure, so the goal of treatment is to manage the flare-ups and symptoms, such as:
Seborrheic dermatitis occurs in adults, as well as small children. When the condition occurs in infants, it is referred to as “cradle cap.”
Also known as dandruff, seborrheic psoriasis, and seborrheic eczema, seborrheic dermatitis can affect the:
The most successful treatment plans for seborrheic dermatitis use a combination of medical interventions and self-care. The types of medications that may be prescribed include:
Medication combined with light therapy has proven successful for many of our patients, but the light therapy may not be covered by insurance.
In the days before your consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham, we recommend that you spend some time putting together information that will help her understand your experience with seborrheic dermatitis. We encourage you to discuss:
Dr. Hicks-Graham will discuss the anticipated outcome of your treatment for seborrheic dermatitis. She may want to try different combinations of medications and lifestyle changes to find the best solution for you. You should use the medications as prescribed and contact us if you notice any new or worsening symptoms. Most of all, be patient with your body as it responds to the treatment.
Many of the treatments recommended by Dr. Hicks-Graham for seborrheic dermatitis are covered by insurance, but you will be responsible for a portion of the cost or the entire cost. Our patient coordinator will discuss the cost after your consultation. We accept payment by cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.
You should meet with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham to discuss your seborrheic dermatitis if you:
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham has the experience you need to feel confident about your seborrheic dermatitis treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at Downtown Dermatology and finally start taking control of your seborrheic dermatitis.Flaking, redness, crusting, itching and burning are just some of the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. Even though the condition cannot be cured, you can learn to control the frequency and severity of flare-ups. At Downtown Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham offers safe and effective seborrheic dermatitis treatments for those living in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area.