The percentage of people that have seborrheic dermatitis has slowly risen in the USA. There is a reason for this but before we get into that lets talk about what seborrhea of the scalp, face, nose, ears, back of the head, chest and sometimes on the hand really is.
Most Doctors or Dermatologist are going to listen to your symptoms like inflammation of the skin, scalp, hair follicles where there is scaling, redness, puffiness of the skin, rashes, blisters, scabs and sores to name just a few. There is also itching and flaking. The flakes can be hard and crusty sebum build up or it can be soft and waxy feel. These will seem to peel off in large chunks. Another symptom is that the itch and scales tend to be worse if you don’t cleanse away the sebum on the scalp or on the skin.
This is why they call is Seborrheic Dermatitis. Of Course dermatitis means inflammation of the skin but seborrhea is referring to the sebum that the hair follicle emits. This can be on the face, scalp, eyebrows but it can also be in corners, cracks and crevices. For example for many people, especially teenagers the corners of the mouth will be cracking but not dry. Remember that if you feel like your scalp is dry then you may not have seborrheic eczema or dermatitis. It might be psoriasis.
The reason why the sebum plays a role is because the dermatitis and all the symptoms are caused by a fungus that has over grown on the scalp. It is similar to gut bacteria in the fact that it is always there but if it flourishes then dandruff begins. It it hastens I growth from there and the symptoms worsen then it is called seborrheic dermatitis.
So How Can You Cure Seborrheic Dermatitis?
Let me start by saying please keep reading after I answer this because you can get what you are looking for but the word cure means forever. It cannot be cured. However, think of it like you would food. If you over eat you will gain weight over time. The fungus on the scalp is always there. The question is are you doing anything to prevent it from growing out of control.
Your diet plays a bit role especially during break outs. Remember that anything that would normally feed a fungus is what you don’t to have excess of and sometimes you need to cut it back really good while you get things under control. Stay away from sweets and that includes fruit sugars and fruit juices until you get it under control. Milk is another no no. Which means that milk shakes and ice cream are a big no.
Use A Deep Cleansing Herbal Shampoo. Over 20 Years ago an Herbal Complex was developed to not only cleanse the hair and the outter scalp with herbs that melt away build up and excess sebum to unclog hair follicles but also to irrigate and flush out the hair follicle itself. When it is combined with zinc which is nature’s best anti fungal and anti bacterial mineral then the results were phenomenal. It took several years to get the right mix but it was discovered and tweaked. It is called Zincplex Brand.
The main reason that you need a detox herbal and mineral shampoo is to really flush the hair root. Destroying the fungus on the very outter of the scalp is not going to give you long term results. Removing the sebum plugs and crusty follicle build up will keep the mites, yeast, fungus and bacteria away – they all try to piggy back on each other.