seborrheic dermatitis diagnosis

Do You Have Seborrheic Dermatitis?

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic Dermatitis is a life long inflammatory skin disorder. It mainly affects the scalp, facial and bodily regions. Signs you may have Seborrheic Dermatitis include the appearance of flaky, itchy, crusty and/or red skin.  Regions of the skin most susceptible are sebaceous gland areas where there’s an accumulation of oil build up. This skin condition is more commonly known as Dandruff.

What Causes Seborrheic Dermatitis?

The exact cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis is unknown, however theories are that an weakened immune system is a major contributing factor. Other factors include lack of key nutrients (zinc, B-vitamins, Vitamin D etc.)

Is Seborrheic Dermatitis a fungal problem?

There is a strong belief that a common yeast Malassezia Globosa, Malassezia Furfur (known as Pityrosporum Ovale) play a significant role with those affected by sebderm! The yeasts are common to everyone, but people with Seborrheic Dermatitis cannot properly fight off the toxic by-products these yeasts produce. The resulting effects include irritated/inflamed skin.

How do I treat Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Since there is no cure for Seborrheic Dermatitis the only way to combat this condition is to keep it under check with preventative maintenance. There’s no one treatment that will work for everyone so it’s best to experiment and find out what works best for you! Keeping a strict cleansing routine that includes antifungal shampoos, creams and moisturizers is essential.

Treatment Options:

Eating healthy is very important in order to keep this condition at bay. Eating vegetables has many added benefits to combat this condition, most importantly getting the recommended vitamin and mineral intake. I also recommend to make sure one gets enough sleep at night and minimize stress. Keeping your towels, pillow cases, bed sheets clean on a continual basis is vital.

Natural Treatments:

  • Organic Manuka Honey
  • Apple Cider Vingegar
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil

The versatility of Honey, ACV & Coconut oil is quite remarkable. The trio can be used externally to combat sebderm. Additionally all three items are beneficial taken internally. If you’re allergic or sensitive to the ingredients in the over the counter commercial products, using the natural remedies in the aforementioned list is viable alternative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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