How to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis can be one of the most frustrating skin conditions out there. From the embarrassing flakes to the never-ending itch, it can feel like you’re stuck in an endless battle against your own body. But fear not, fellow flaker! With a few simple tips and tricks, you can banish seborrheic dermatitis from your life.

Understanding Seborrheic Dermatitis

Before we dive into ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis, let’s take a closer look at what it is.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin condition that causes redness, itching, and yellow or white flaky patches on oily areas of your body: scalp (dandruff), face (e.g around nose), sides of nose/mouth-beard area etc. Essentially any place with ‘sebaceous’ glands which create oils for our skin can experience sebo-derm symptoms.

While its exact cause isn’t known, it’s thought to be caused by overgrowth of yeast called Malassezia, excessive oil production and dry-cold weather conditions amongst other factors.


  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Burning / Soreness
  • Scaling/flaking
  • Patches

Nourish Your Skin from Within

When dealing with any sort of inflammation on our bodies; we need first adjust our diet as dietary changes work inside-outwards.
One thing that people don’t often consider when trying to get rid od opportunistic fungus such as Malassezia within their metabolism are specific food sources they eat daily!

Foods high in sugar & dairy produce pro-inflammatory cytokines/ grwoth factors which promote yeast growth much faster than hydrating foods like vegetables, beans and fruits.

In contrast, foods that are high in essential fatty acids such as omega-3 (flaxseed oil or salmon) from seeds-oil or vegan capsules and dietary fiber help promote a healthy gut flora which also improved for body’s microbiome balance function.

Foods to Avoid

Sugar: says the guy eating his 6th cupcake ever week!

Sugar can accelerate growth of some yeast: Candida albicans-> This opportunistic fungus like many others may trigger seborrheic dermatitis too.

Dairy: As we know since childhood where mama would cut us away from ice cream after coughing up phlegm due to dairy intake,
eat/drink less full-fat milk / cheese sources if you feel you have excess inflammation linked w/ your sebo-derm rash

Foods to Include

  • Vegetables and Fruit -> keeps constipation at bay & provides nourishing hydration
  • Seeds / Tree-nuts like almond-cashews-walnuts etc!
    Have good source of vitamin A + E great for regulating metabolism-environment inside-out
  • Oily fish : low in saturated fats & excellent Omega-3!

## Natural remedies:

Before seeing a doctor! test things out yourselves via these natural remedies that are budget-friendly solutions usually found lying around your own personal supplies.

### Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

According to Healthline , Acetic acid in ACV helps give it antimicrobial properties which kill malassezia; fungal responsible for candida buildup on scalp especially during winter season:

You can create an ACV toner by mixing equal parts apple cider vinegar and water into spray bottle, then spritz those flaky zones clean

OK not direct spraying but onto cotton pad/swab just so there is no confusion

### Coconut Oil

Another powerful antifungal agent known to man is coconut oil. Needless to say, it transforms from a solid to liquid when warmed by hands but for the purpose of this conversation; use as is.

Take a few tablespoons and massage (not rub!) cococlassic coconut oil directly onto your affected areas prior sleep or spare morning-time , then rinse off with warm water in shower 2-3 times per week.

Smells like holidays too!

Essential oils: Tea Tree / Lavender

Lavender smells amazing and creates superb aroma that stimulates senses whereas tea tree keeps shampoos free of malassezia: try mixing couple drops of essential lavender/oil and mix w/ little water before soaking cotton balls ->apply/cleanse any problem zones!

## Over -the-counter Products

If you’ve tried the natural remedies above & they haven’t worked, over-the-counter products can help relieve symptoms such as shampoo made specifically for seborrheic dermatitis:

Firstly find an antidandruff shampoo with at least one these active ingredients:

 Zinc pyrithione

 Coal tar


          On new addition : "Selenium sulfide,
           Sodium sulfacetamide + sulfur,?" makes me concerned^^.

 The head&shoulders clinical solutions range
 Is another option:

It’s designed especially target flakes & soothe skin making combing hair less stressful-& more fun!

Lastly do NOT forget modest sun exposure reap sunshine benefits too!

When To See A Doctor

Following simple measures should prove fruitful but things become worst-case scenario then plenty options still open on table! Seborrheic Dermatitis is very manageable condition so do not let social stigmas stop anyone going towards seeking help.

Next time you’re confronted with those pesky yellow flakes or red spots-don’t fret; remember just because our bodies sometimes betray us it does not mean we must always give in to the betrayal.

Start with diet/change dietary choices first & family remedies before moving onto more industrial/stricter measures but also just remember one thing at a time, and listen to your body. Your battle can be won; Hey don’t forget everybody gets flakes!