How will seborrheic dermatitis affect the body?

Itchy red flakes. Seborrheic dermatitis usually involves susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which as an affinity for oil or sebum which is why the rash occurs in parts of the body secreting more oil such as the scalp, face, chest and upper back.

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When you have seborrheic dermatitis does it mean something is seriously wrong with your body? Or it's not as serious as it feels?

It's trivial. Hi Meghan -- seborrheic dermatitis is a trivial process kept going by a curious relationship between your body chemistry and a particular tiny fungus. Anyone who tells you that common seborrhea (as opposed to the very severe form that can be seen in AIDS) means your seriously sick is feeding your disinformation. Take charge and start managing your skin scientifically. You deserve to be healthy. Read more...

Could seborrheic dermatitis be linked to a food allergy? Is the body mistakingly attacking itself? No fam history, think dairy is the prob.

Yes,unknown,possible. While not widely accepted, food allergies can aggravate seborrheic dermatitis and dairy seems to be the most common food associated with it. It is more common in those with autoimmune disease but it is not definitely known if it is an autoimmune disease- its cause is still not known! See http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1527722. Read more...
No. It is considered to be from an reaction to overgrowth of an usually innocuous resident fungus on most adult skin (Pityorsporum orbiculari) especially when the skin is oily. Twice weekly topical antifungal agent often works well. Read more...