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    Curing Facial Seborrhea Dermatitis

    Follow the candida diet faithfully (this is your first line of defense and will get the ball rolling for repairing your body internally)

    Purchase a good quality internal anti-fungal such as turmeric or caprylic acid (this is also a part of your first line of defense)

    Take the tablets once or twice every day depending upon your body's response to detoxification.

    Purchase a raw, unfiltered honey and a good quality SEA salt (the honey is for washing your face and masking every other day for a couple of hours and then rinsing)

    The sea salt is applied in a diluted manner (1 tsp sea salt to 2Tb filtered or spring water) over the entire face once in the morning and once just before bed and left on all day/night if possible.

    It's okay to lightly rinse off the sea salt mixture after a few minutes if you find it stings too much; however the longer you can leave the diluted sea salt on your face the better and more quickly you will see results.

    Do not use any other face wash or mask at this time.

    You will see clearer skin in 1-3 days but continue the diet and external treatments for at least 4-6 months. It typically takes this long (sometimes longer depending upon how bad the seborrhea dermatitis is) in order to see longer lasting results. Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by an over abundance of Candida albicans and  unless treated over the long term, will likely continue to thrive and cause your seborrheic dermatitis to linger. Permanent results are more likely guaranteed if you change your diet to one that reduces most sugars and eliminates preservatives entirely.

    You will lose weight on this diet. Lots of weight. If you find yourself losing too much, add high fat oils (coconut, butter, allowable nuts) and increase your protein consumption.

    After about six months, you can start introducing 'non candida diet' foods one at a time to see how your skin reacts.

    As a side note, the external treatment for facial skin can also be applied elsewhere on the body. Simply experiment a bit with the honey and sea salt ratios until you find one that works. Just be patient and don't give up.

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    Started struggling with seb derm a few years ago. Tried everything and nothing has worked as well as Biom8 thus far.

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    I'm a 46 yo Caucasian female. I've had SD of the scalp for approx 10-11 years. Like everyone, I've tried SO many things to cure or even just help it. Many of the things that have helped others have done nothing for me.

    I don't have flare-ups -- I have constant SD.  I switch time between a very arid, and a very humid climate, and that has not seemed to make any difference either.

    My default way of handling it is to put something‚ÄďI've switched around from coconut oil, to plain yoghurt, to conditioner mixed with oregano oil, and currently am using a combo of lemon juice/veg glycerin/oregano oil)‚Äďon my scalp, leave it 2-8 hours under a plastic cap, and gently exfoliate the scales off w a comb.

    Tho I've experimented with dietary stuff before (and I tend to have a much healthier diet anyway than most accounts I read), three weeks ago I started what is basically a Whole30 diet, plus leaving out eggs and nightshades, and very low sugar (no sugars of any kind, no dried fruits, and just 0-1 pieces of fresh fruit per day). At the same time, I've started spraying my scalp with a mixture of veg glycerin, red cedar essential oil, red cedar tincture, and lemon juice. I still have to exfoliate my scalp as described above, about every 3-4 days.

    This is the strictest diet I've undertaken, and I've also started sleeping more (I used to work nights) so I'm really hopeful some change and improvement will take place. I am already a height-weight proportionate, very fit person (I exercise extensively every week) I also have absolutely no other health issues ‚Äď no asthma/hay fever, no other skin issues (the rest of my skin is extremely healthy), no allergies, no digestive problems, and I get sick with even a cold less than once every 2 years.

    So why my scalp SD is so crazy-making and intractable has always been a mystery to me.

    Michael, thanks SO MUCH

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    I have had SD on my face for almost 8 years now. It began around my nose and I had a full blown flare up that spread to my whole face, including eyebrow. I've not had a flare up like that since and have contained it to the areas surrounding my nose. I've seen doctors but have changed doctors due to my insurance and was only now (through an allergist) told that I probably have SD. Every doctor since basically gave me things to try (keto cream, tacrolimus, hyrdo cortisone, metro cream). Everything but the metro cream helps but did not cure it. I am here to try to learn about SD holistically: causes, symptoms, cure, and prevention.

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    Hello everyone,

    Well, here's my story.  Have had an on going problem with rosacea since early 2000. In 2009 I was diagnosed as having Celiac Disease.  Basically means I have an immune deficiency to gluten only cure is avoid gluten so, this means no wheat, barely, oats, or malt.  My rosacea was pretty much at a baseline I could deal with, occasional flares were able to be treated and calmed down.  I think I've been on just about every drug available. Metrogel, Desonide, to name a few.  In late April started having an issue on my forehead I couldn't get under control.  Saw my dermatologist who put me on Minocycline which I gave me an allergic reaction.  In short things just got worse now I was blistering and was getting another red patch on my cheek.  Back to the Dermatologist who now put me on Predisone and Hydrocortisone.  Things started to improve then just stalled.  Back to the Dr. and we're now alternating with the Hydrocortisone and starting Elidel.  Had to use Mirvaso just to be able to go out in public and not look like a freak. Mirvaso is only a temporary remedy, lasts for a few hours.  No improvement.  Called Dr.  "give it time to work".  Out of frustration sought out a second opinion.  New doctor examined me and decided "let's do a biopsy".  Result SD well, at least now I know what it is and lets try Cloderm.   No, real improvement, followed up with new doctor and we went over the treatment procedure.  I guess she was unaware I was using the Mirvaso.  Stop the Mirvaso "never liked that drug, you're gonna have to tough it out a few days" she said.   Mirvaso turns out was part of the problem.   After one day I saw some improvement now I'm still red and frustrated but, with sitting around the house surfing the net I found Biom8.  Started using it yesterday will keep you posted.  What Michael has written has given me more insight than what most of the doctors tell me.  I'm an active guy, drive a big brown truck for a living often walking about 15 miles in a day. I bike, kayak, canoe try to eat fairly healthy.  Just want this bs to go away so I can get on with my summer.  GRRRR!

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    Hi everyone! I'm Alexia! I've been on the SD journey for about a year and a half now.

    SD began as a small red spot on my left cheek. I completely disregarded it, as I had never had any issues with my facial skin in the past, therefore, didn't have any self-esteem issues that were conditionally related to my facial skin. I first noticed this spot after a pretty serious hospital visit in December 2014: I was about a year into my PhD program, was a new homeowner, had been experiencing an amount of chronic stress I'd never had before, and didn't have the time to take care of myself (including not eating or cooking well at all-I didn't eat much). I am also a dancer, so around this time I didn't have time for dance for the first time in my life. I wasn't very healthy.

    I was in the hospital for about a week (the last week of classes and I was more stressed about missing classes and writing my final papers than being in the hospital). I went straight to ICU for about 3 days (I was the youngest one there, I was 24), needed blood transfusions (my red blood cell count was 5-'normally' is should have been 14), and was diagnosed as anemic (which I'd been before as a teen). One doctor told my dad that I should have been dead. I had about 6 doctors, including a hematologist, a virus/bacteria doctor, heart doctors, and others. After a myriad of tests, they had no idea why I had landed myself in the hospital. The most popular guess was that it was a virus I'd picked up at the preschool I worked at that stuck because of a repressed immune system from all the stress. What virus? They had no idea.

    A few months or so after this is when I first noticed the red spot.

    Now, fast forward. The spot got bigger, possibly spread to one eyelid (in the form of white, zit-like things), spread to my left cheek, became white and pus-sy, spread to the other eyelid, got dry, flaky, scaly, and then  spread to my forehead and temples.

    At some point, I finally went to my primary care doctor and then to my dermatologist. They told me it was SD and prescribed me all the things Michael has discussed. None worked, or if they seemed to 'work', when I would stop using them, my skin was the worst it had ever been, looked so disgusting, and for the first time in my life, I was embarrassed to be seen in my skin. Horrible.

    A little bit about my lifestyle: I love food, and generally eat pretty healthy. I do not identify as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, or things like that. I rarely eat junk food. I dance professionally and practice yoga, mindfulness, meditation, imagery, and I run. Recently, I've been trying so many of the 'home-remedies' Michael described, trying to alter my diet, increase my yoga & meditation practice...and while some things have helped, nothing has stuck.

    I'm looking forward to discovering the root cause of this (which I think is the chronic stress and possibly something in my digestive system) with everyone, am so appreciative for Michael's scholarly work on the subject, and am looking forward to trying Biom8 to see what happens.

    Cheers!

    Alexia

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    Hi all, have read this whole website, it's excellent and a great comfort.

    I reckon I have had SD around either side of my nose for a couple of years, went to a dermatologist who prescribes athlete's foot cream.  I have had athletes foot for several years and have a question, can you pass athletes foot to your face ?

    I used it for a bit but it's not really a cure which is what I want.  In recent years, I have been having bad IBS, only in the winter so I assume my body is shutting down a bit in the winter and not coping very well with the cold, leading now to SD, does anyone else have IBS and SD ?

    So far, I've tried the dead sea salt on my skin but this did not work too well.  I live in the UK, went on holiday last week to a warmer climate and the SD cleared up within 24 hours of being abroad.

    Michael what do we see as the explanation of it clearing up when on holiday ? ¬†I am going to try the other products mentioned on here and try and see if I have any allergies to food. ¬†Thanks for the all the info, a lot to digest, or not digest as my body seems to do ūüôā

     

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