|Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition and is also commonly referred to as dandruff or dermatitis. This condition occurs when the sebaceous glands are overactive, and produce too much oil on the skin. The skin looks dry, inflamed and turns red.
It is also covered with a yellowish, greasy scale. It usually affects the scalp and this is called dandruff. Other areas of the body such as the face including the forehead, eyebrows, eyelids, folds of the nose and the nose may be affected. Dandruff may also appear under the breasts, the underarms, groin, navel and buttock area.