Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis in Columbus, OH

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 Greater Columbus area rely on the expertise of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham for their seborrheic dermatitis treatments.

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

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 Treatment Benefits

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:

  • Redness
  • Stinging, burning and itching
  • Flaking skin
  • Crusting
  • Areas of very oily skin that is covered with crust or yellow flakes

Seborrheic dermatitis occurs in adults, as well as small children. When the condition occurs in infants, it is referred to as “cradle cap.”

What Areas Can Be Treated for Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Also known as dandruff, seborrheic psoriasis, and seborrheic eczema, seborrheic dermatitis can affect the:

  • Scalp
  • Eyelids
  • Back
  • Face
  • Chest

What Can I Expect From Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment?

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:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Antifungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Immune system specific

Medication combined with light therapy has proven successful for many of our patients, but the light therapy may not be covered by insurance.

Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment Preparation

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:

  • Personal and family medical history
  • Medications and supplements
  • Most common symptoms
  • Frequency and severity of symptoms
  • Measures you have taken to control the condition
  • Ways in which seborrheic dermatitis has affected your quality of life

Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment Recovery

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.

How Much Does Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment Cost?

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.

Is Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment Right for Me?

You should meet with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham to discuss your seborrheic dermatitis if you:

  • Have been unsuccessful in managing the condition on your own or with other medical professionals
  • Have a reduced quality of life because you feel embarrassed and self-conscious about the symptoms
  • Are unable to sleep or perform day-to-day activities because of the symptoms
  • Experience skin infections

Seborrheic Dermatitis Consultation

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 Greater Columbus area.