Seborrhoeic eczema

Primary Care Dermatology Society - PCDS
Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS)
Publication date:
20 December 2016


Seborrhoeic eczema (syn. seborrhoeic dermatitis) is a common, scaly rash, affecting 3-5% of the population. It involves those areas rich in sebaceous glands such as the face, scalp and the centre of the chest.

This guidance addresses the following aspects of the condition:

  • Aetiology
  • History
  • Clinical findings
  • Images
  • Management