Seborrheic Dermatitis is a skin condition that is mostly found on the scalp, back of the head, in the outter ears, behind the hears, around the nose and mouth and often times found in the beard or in the eyebrows. In short, where there is a hair follicle and sebum is being create you will often find excess sebum that can become an issue for people that are susceptible to it.
The symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis are itching, skin scaling, redness, raised scaly patches, oily or greasy areas, scalp sores and scabs. More advanced symptoms can be hair thinning or loss or stunted hair growth. This can happen in both men and women.
Seborrhea conditions most often start around puberty as that is when the sebum glands start kicking in. The excess scalp oils are not the primary cause. They are more of the food source for those that are having issues with a specific fungus or bacteria that causes different problems. Controlling the oils is important as the oils can mix with the fungus, bacteria, yeast and mites and become hardened or crusty or even waxy buildup in the hair or on the scalp. This buildup can clog hair follicles and lead to an over-abundance of fungus and bacteria issues.
Here Are The Top 3 Things That You Can Do For Seborrheic Dermatitis and Eczema With An Oily Scalp:
- Remove Hardened Sebum Buildup and Plugs From the Scalp along with Any Product Residue or Buildup that has mixed with the sebum. This is best done with a Scalp Scrub with Mineral Salts that are of “fine consistency”. Use Small Circular Abrasion with fingers on the scalp with the Scalp Scrub. The is one of the best ways to remove the hardened, crusty, beads, balls of sebum that can block follicle openings.
- Use an Herbal Deep Cleansing Shampoo for Seborrheic Dermatitis. Herbs like Thyme and Sage, Fengureek and Burdock (when combined) work to deep cleanse the bottom of the hair follicle and irrigate the follicles to free them from excess sebum buildup but also flush out the fungus and bacteria that are hiding, living and multiplying. Medicated Shampoos do not do this. A Popular Brand Is Zincplex.
- Control Your Diet – Limit Milk and Sugar are the two primary culprits. Controlling intake of both of these will do wonders for those that have bad or severe symptoms such as the redness on the scalp or face or even in the eyebrows, around the mouth or nose and more.
These 3 steps when done separately will make a difference but when you use them together you will lasting results from all the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis and also seborrheic eczema. The oils are the problem so make sure to wash your hair or clean your scalp every single day. If you do not want to wash your hair then use the Mineral Scalp Scrub for dandruff – Zincplex is a popular brand for the Scrub and Shampoo with regards to removing excess oils and buildup that can cause a lot of different problems.