Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A disease of the sebaceous glands, characterized by excessive and perverted excretion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A morbidly increased discharge of sebaceous matter upon the skin; stearrhea.

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  • noun pathology A skin disorder causing scaly, flaky, itchy, red skin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a condition in which overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily

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Examples

  • Allergies or itchiness, seborrhea (dryness), parasitism (fleas and ticks), alopecia (hair loss)?

    Vet's view: To shampoo, or not to shampoo

  • Appropriately, seborrhea by itself is a condition whereby the skin produces to much oiliness.

    Psoriasis Guru » Blog Archive » Scalp Psoriasis Vs. Seborrheic Dermatitis

  • I was dependant on steroid creams for my arms and hairline for patches of seborrhea, but I no longer have flare-ups.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • I was dependant on steroid creams for my arms and hairline for patches of seborrhea, but I no longer have flare-ups.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • Shingles had flaked off as if the house had an acute case of seborrhea.

    Gone for Good

  • 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.

    Chapter 31

  • For cradle cap (seborrhea) and severe dandruff, the same ointment can be used, or the scalp can be dusted with sulfur.

    Chapter 31

  • Ointments with salicylic acid and sulfur can also be used for cradle cap (seborrhea).

    Chapter 31

  • Early treatment of seborrhea is the best preventive of baldness.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)

  • = -- 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.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)

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