American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A disease of the sebaceous glands characterized by excessive secretion of sebum or an alteration in its quality, resulting in an oily coating, crusts, or scales on the skin.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease of the sebaceous glands, characterized by excessive and perverted excretion. It is divisible into seborrhea oleosa and seborrhea sicca. the former covering the skin with an oily coating, and the latter presenting crusts of the dried secretion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A morbidly increased discharge of sebaceous matter upon the skin; stearrhea.
- n. a condition in which overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily
“Allergies or itchiness, seborrhea (dryness), parasitism (fleas and ticks), alopecia (hair loss)?”
“Appropriately, seborrhea by itself is a condition whereby the skin produces to much oiliness.”
“I was dependant on steroid creams for my arms and hairline for patches of seborrhea, but I no longer have flare-ups.”
“Shingles had flaked off as if the house had an acute case of seborrhea.”
“For cradle cap (seborrhea) and severe dandruff, the same ointment can be used, or the scalp can be dusted with sulfur.”
“Ointments with salicylic acid and sulfur can also be used for cradle cap (seborrhea).”
“Frequent scrubbing with soap and water is often the only treatment necessary for dandruff, cradle cap (seborrhea), pimples, mild impetigo, as well as for minor ringworm, tinea, and other fungus infections of the skin or scalp.”
“Early treatment of seborrhea is the best preventive of baldness.”
“= -- Baldness is commonly caused by seborrhea of the scalp, an affection probably due to a microbe, and consisting of an inflammation of the skin, with great increase of dandruff of a thick, greasy variety.”
“There was evidently much fat in the secretion; there was also seborrhea of the scalp.”
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