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Seborrheic dermatitis is a type of chronic eczema that impacts areas of skin with an abundance of oil, or sebaceous glands. The scalp is one of the most common areas for seborrheic dermatitis to occur, but it can also affect the nose, upper back or upper chest. This type of eczema can be controlled with treatments to manage the symptoms. Our dermatology team at LM Medical NYC offers seborrheic dermatitis treatment at our clinic in Manhattan.

Causes and Symptoms of Seborrheic Dermatitis

The exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis is not known, but it tends to affect either children under three months (cradle cap) or adults between the ages of 30-60, and it is not contagious. Genetics and hormonal factors can contribute to the onset of this type of eczema. There are triggers that can bring on the symptoms. The symptoms include:

  • Inflamed, greasy skin
  • Dry, whitish or yellowish flakes/dandruff
  • Itching or burning skin
  • Red skin or pink patches

Seborrheic dermatitis can be related to certain autoimmune diseases, nervous system disorders and yeast growth on the skin. Men are at a slightly higher risk than women to obtain this skin disorder. Those that have other skin problems like psoriasis, acne or rosacea tend to be at higher risk for seborrheic dermatitis. However, this form of eczema is not related to allergies or allergens like many types of dermatitis.

Treatments can be used to control contributing factors, minimizing the itching, irritation and inflammation of the skin. Treatments can include corticosteroid medications and medicated shampoos to manage symptoms.

If you or your child has seborrheic dermatitis and you want to explore treatment options, contact us at LM Medical NYC today to book your appointment. We can schedule a skin consultation with our renowned board certified dermatologist, Dr. Morgan Rabach, at our clinic in Greenwich Village.

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Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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