Anyone is suffering from Seborrheic Dermatitis? Now I know and understand more about the types of skin disorders during the Primary Care Skin Forum 2016, its Malaysia's First Skin Symposium of 2016. The forum focus focused on three most common chronic skin disorders: Atopic Dermatitis (eczema), Seborrheic Dermatitis (cradle cap and chronic dandruff) and Acne Vulgaris (common acne). Seborrheic Dermatitis (SD) is a long-term chronic inflammatory skin disorder affecting areas where oil glands are present in high density and are most active. It commonly appears as cradle cap in infants or chronic dandruff in adults ages from 30 to 60.
|Sebclair Cream, a Non-Steroidal Treatment for Seborrheic Dermatitis in Malaysia|
I know the words Seborrheic Dermatitis might sound bit to technical or scientific for most of us including myself. Seborrheic is pronounced seb-o-REE-ik. SD causes scaling, erythema (reddening) and sometimes pruritus (itching) of the scalp, nasolabial folds (nose area), eyebrows, eyelids, face and centre of the chest. It appears most often in adults ages 30-60 and in infants within the first three months of life as ‘cradle cap’. Mild SD may appear as uncontrolled dandruff.
SD is a long-term chronic inflammatory skin disorder affecting areas where sebaceous glands (oil glands) are present in high density and are most active. Often underdiagnosed, SD does not affect your overall health, but it can be uncomfortable and cause embarrassment. This skin disorder may need many repeated treatments before the symptoms go away. There is no cure for SD, but there is a wide range of products available to treat its signs and symptoms.
Sebclair cream is approved for use in Malaysia as a medical device cream and is indicated for the treatment of SD in both infants and adults. It is a non-steroidal cream that has demonstrated both anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.
Usage: Apply Sebclair cream and massage gently on the infected area 3 times a daily or as needed. Sebclair has no restrictions on patient’s age, duration of use or areas of application. It is well-tolerated to be applied on the face too. Sebclair does not contain steroids or immune-suppressing agents.
Sebclair has been recommended as a first-line treatment for seborrheic flares and for long-term maintenance in the newly published Asian SD Consensus Guideline Handbook. It has the potential to replace both anti-inflammatory and antifungal treatments in SD patients. Sebclair for treatment of SD has comparable efficacy and fewer relapses than a low-potency topical corticosteroid.
Sebclair contains several active ingredients to offer a complete approach to treat SD. Shea butter acts an emollient that helps protect and restore the skin barrier. Propylene glycol and acifructol complex acts as a keratolytic agent to soften and shed the scaly outer layer of the skin.
Sebclair cream has been shown to work within days in babies diagnosed with cradle cap as presented in real patient case studies by Malaysian paediatricians during the launch. To address the redness and inflammation, Sebclair cream offers an arsenal of anti-inflammatory and anti-itch agents: glycyrrhetinic acid (licorice root extract), bisabolol (chamomile extract) and allantoin. To boost the immunity of the skin cells, Sebclair™ comes with a plethora of antioxidants namely vitamins C and E, vitis vinifera (grapevine) and telmesteine.
As the yeast-like fungi Malassezia sp. are commonly found among SD patients, Sebclai also contains piroctone olamine, an antimycotic agent to destroy or prevent the growth of this fungi.
Sebclair is a topical medical device cream that is effective as a single therapy (monotherapy) in the treatment of mild to moderate SD. Prof Micali shared that it is possible that the effectiveness of the cream is due to a synergistic effect of piroctone olamine (antimycotic action), propylene glycol (keratolytic action), allantoin and glycyrrhetinic acid (anti-inflammatory action).
For more information about Sebclair Cream, a Non-Steroidal Treatment for Seborrheic Dermatitis, please visit www.menariniapac.com or you can an contact Menarini by dialing +603 7985 7000 to locate the nearest clinic with Sebclair™ cream.