Yeast Infection in Scalp

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The condition's symptoms appear gradually and usually the first signs of seborrheic dermatitis are the flakes of skin called dandruff.[15] The symptoms may occur anywhere on the skin of the face, behind the ears and in areas where the skin folds. These are common sites that become red and flaky. The flakes can be yellow, white or grayish.[16] In more rare cases, redness and flaking may occur on the skin near the eyelashes, on the forehead or around the sides of the nose. Other body areas where these symptoms occur are the chest and upper back. The symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis can appear basically on any part of the body where there is certain amount of hair and therefore follicles which might become inflamed. A sign that the condition has become more severe is the formation of thick, oily and yellow scales which might appear on the forehead, around the sides of the nose or on the skin near the eyelashes. In more severe cases, yellowish to reddish scaly pimples appear along the hairline, behind the ears, in the ear canal, on the eyebrows, on the bridge of the nose, around the nose, on the chest, and on the upper back.[17] Commonly, patients experience mild redness, scaly skin lesions and in some cases hair loss.[18] Other symptoms include patchy scaling or thick crusts on the scalp, red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales, itching, soreness and yellow or white scales that may attach to the hair shaft.[19] Seborrheic dermatitis can occur in infants younger than three months and it causes a thick, oily, yellowish crust around the hairline and on the scalp. Itching is not common among infants. Frequently, a stubborn diaper rash accompanies the scalp rash.[17] Usually, when it occurs in infants the condition resolves itself within days and with no treatment. Many patients experience alternating periods of the symptoms, when they either improve

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