How Can I Know If There Is Atopic Dermatitis On the Scalp?

Q:
How can I know if there is atopic dermatitis on the scalp?

A:
If you or your child have red, itchy skin on your head and already have atopic dermatitis on other parts of your body, symptoms on your scalp are likely to have something to do with atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is very common in children and babies.

Following types of dermatitis can also cause similar symptoms:

  • Seborrheic dermatitis. This is common in babies.
  • Greasy dandruff. It features oily, yellowish scales on the scalp.
  • Dry dandruff. It features dry, white and loose scales which can fall easily.

Therefore, the best way to know whether you have atopic dermatitis on your scalp is to visit your doctor. Your doctor will tell you the answer and find suitable way of treatment.

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