Seborrheic dermatitis is an acute, inflammatory skin condition that occurs in 3-5% of the population, in majority men (in a proportion of 6 men to 1 woman). It causes erythematous-scaling patches and rashes covered with yellowish scales in sebaceous areas like the scalp, the nasolabial folds, the auditory canal, the internal part of the eyebrows, the hairline, and the presternal and interscapular regions. Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by an accelerated multiplication of the skin cells, combined with an increased activity of the sebaceous glands.
This condition has several trigger factors: genetic predisposition, anomalies in the skin’s immune system, environmental factors like pollution or humidity, hormonal conditions, depression, stress, malnutrition.
Several factors promote the onset of this condition, including a natural predisposition combined with alterations in the composition and the amount of sebum produced.
The therapies for seborrheic dermatitis:
- treat the symptoms
- alleviate and mitigate the lesions, but do not provide a cure
- require the use of seboregulating shampoo and medication. The most commonly used are corticosteroids and antifungal medications, applied directly on the affected area.
The thermal hydrotherapy provided in Comano may be used in the framework of rotational therapy, as an efficient therapeutic option or as an additional treatment option. It is a natural therapy without contraindications that exploits the anti-inflammatory, palliative, and soothing properties of the thermal spring water of Comano to produce a clinical improvement, alleviate the itching sensation and the redness of the skin, and reduce the use of medications (like corticosteroids) during the months following the treatment.
The thermal water therapy cycle with the best results requires 15-20 bathing sessions in thermal spring water and drinking water therapy.