referral criteria from primary care (seborrhoeic dermatitis)

Last reviewed 01/2018

  • in general, this condition is managed by general practitioners
  • referrral is indicated if patients are not responding to treatment or if the diagnosis is unclear. Diagnosis may be difficult if the patient has another coexistent skin condition
  • in case of severe widespread seborrhoeic dermatitis " when there is eyelid involvement (where simple eyelid hygiene measures such as cotton buds moistened with baby shampoo have been unsuccessful) (1)