Seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, is a chronic skin condition characterized by long periods of inactivity. This is a skin condition represented by whitish crusts on the skin that can be greasy or dry, irritated and red skin areas. It is usually located in areas rich in sebaceous glands – the face (around the nose, the eyebrows and forehead) and the scalp. Excess dandruff is usually how seborrheic dermatitis is manifested on the scalp.
The causes of seborrheic dermatitis are not fully known, but there are several hypotheses. One of them being that there is an overproduction of sebum and saprophytic fungi (Malassezia Furfuris) on the skin areas rich in sebum. This results in the formation of some substances that irritate the skin. Which ultimately leads to a local inflammatory reaction. Dandruff usually occurs due to skin desquamation.
The Symptoms of Seborrheic Dermatitis
Common manifestations of seborrheic dermatitis lesions are:
- erythema (redness);
- flakiness (dandruff);
- pruritus (itching).
Seborrheic Dermatitis Risk Factors
- Weak immune system;
- Insomnia (insufficient rest);
- Emotional stress;
- Difference in temperature;
- Oily skin;
- Usage of lotions that contain alcohol and dry the skin;
- Neurological disorders.
Natural Treatments for Seborrheic Dermatitis
The seborrheic dermatitis treatment that is usually prescribed is topic, meaning with local action. Often times the doctor will recommend a medical shampoo treatment, depending on the stage and symptoms of the dermatitis. Its aim is to reduce the amount of skin scales as well as the erythema and pruritus caused by seborrhea.
However, there are also some pretty amazing natural treatments for seborrheic dermatitis you can try. These treatments have proven their efficiency for many patients suffering from this condition. Here are 3 effective home remedies for seborrheic dermatitis that aim the root cause of the problem.
Bee Hive Produce Remedy for Seborrheic Dermatitis
While the exact causes of seborrheic dermatitis still remain unknown, some believe that it is triggered by a fast-spreading fungus. For this, the bee hive produce are amazing! Here is what you can do.
Morning. In the morning, after you’ve washed with water, rinse your face with a mixture made from equal parts of a basil infusion, and apple cider vinegar mixed with honey. For the honey and apple cider vinegar, add 1 tbsp. of natural honey to 200 ml of raw apple cider vinegar. Half hour later slightly massage your skin with a mixture made from 2 parts oak bark tincture, 1 part sage leaves tincture and 1 part birthwort tincture.
Evening. In the evening, right before bedtime, massage the skin with Dermosan, a natural balm made with propolis.
In 10-15 days of following this treatment, the seborrheic dermatitis will be history.
Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis with Anti-Adipose Chinese Tea
One of the things that you can do when suffering from seborrhea is to look into diet and make a few healthy adjustments to it. Some patients have healed from seborrheic dermatitis by giving up on red meat and replacing it with lean white meat. Or reducing meat consumption altogteher. Diet-wise, you also need to have as many fruits and veggies as possible, while leaving out fried and junk foods.
Another thing to do is to drink Chinese antiadipose tea every day. In 2 months’ time you will see the eczema and the rash caused by seborrheic dermatitis have gone completely.
Natural Homemade Balm for Seborrhea
The third natural treatment for seborrheic dermatitis is one that you can easily make at home. For this, you need to prepare a natural balm with the following ingredients:
- 50 grams fresh pork lard (the one from the pig’s intestines)
- 5 ml freshly squeezed greater celadine juice
- 5 ml of marshmallow plant juice
Mix the ingredients well into a homogenous balm. Apply this ointment to the affected areas twice a day. Wash your skin ahead, very well, with a solution made of 100 ml water and 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar mixed with honey.
While following this home remedy for seborrheic dermatitis you also need to watch your diet. This is what you need to exclude from your diet/lifestyle:
- Deep fried and fatty foods from your diet
- Drinking alcohol and smoking
- Foods that are loaded with additives and preservatives or fishy ingredients
- Salty and spicy foods
What we also recommend is that you drink 2 cups of St. John’s wort tea a day as well as go for a few reflexology sessions, acupuncture or other alternative therapies to energize and balance out the parathyroid glands, the adrenal glands, as well as the liver, gallbladder, intestines and lymphatic areas of your body.
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