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Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is the name of this disease used in Western Medicine, which is a chronic inflammatory skin disease occurring in locations with wide distribution of sebaceous glands. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, seborrheic dermatitis on the face is called “facial wandering wind”. Based on lesion locations, it is called “eyebrow tinea” when occurring between the eyebrows, and “button wind” when on the chest. It is a skin disease featuring oily skin and itching and flushing skin on the face, sometimes white scales in local parts, or yellow lipid water from scratched skin. The causes for this disease include eating overly greasy and strong flavor foods, improper care and treatment to acne, mental stress, overfatigue, bacterial infection and gonadal secretion disorders.