Seborrheic dermatitis is a common scaly inflammatory skin condition that is induced by Malassezia ovale yeast. Seborrheic dermatitis tends to appear in areas that are loaded with sebaceous glands. Recent studies have shown that dermatitis remains a great burden throughout all the decades of life in comparison to acne valugaris, whose greatest burden is in younger adults a halfway between the late first 10 years and the early third decades of life. This review will discuss the most recent systemic approaches on seborrheic dermatitis, several studies were discussed to increase the understanding of the etiology and clinical evaluation in detecting seborrheic dermatitis relying on important and particular cardinal symptoms to reach the diagnosis. This review aims to evaluate and analyze seborrheic dermatitis clinically for family medicine physicians. This review was performed by the preferred electronic MEDLINE search engine of the PubMed database. This review discussed only published English and English translated documents, articles, systemic reviews related to the subject, and no rejected or papers were included. The etiology of seborrheic dermatitis depends on several factors including dietary pattern and immunity. Using prescribed medications can prevent future relapse of the skin condition.
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