[YEA] I've had what I've seen referred to on this site as perioral dermatitis for about 5 years now. It all started from the scalp, where i've have itching, flaking and bleeding for 8 years. Some doctors called it dandruff and others called it sebhorreic dermatis but it would go through cycles and end up turning from flakes into big scabs that would ooze and bleed. I tried all the store bought shampoos and the prescription stuff from my doctors. These only worked temporarily and were not intended for long term use. They only address the symptoms, though, not the underlying problem. If I went only a few days without using the shampoos or creams, the issue would return. I am so thankful that I've found this Ginger scalp care shampoo from the Body Shop. I'm new to the site so I hope that I can recommend this even though its not home made. All I know is the flakes and itching and scabbing on my scalp is gone for the first time in 8 years. Its been a monthmand a half now. The scabbing and flaking around my nose and my moustache area is gone too! The only thing that lingers is the redness and flaking right by my eyebrows toward the center, but this has improved greatly too. I found this site and finally found people who suffered from this too, exchanging these great natural remedies so I felt that I should contribute what I've found. I've included my email adress as well if anyone has any questions. The funny thing is, I wasn't looking for a shampoo for my condition. I was just looking for something that smelled better than my medicated shampoo and i found this great product. I think I'll try that acidophilus now because I've read great things and I'd like to get rid of these things from the inside out.
EC: In case you are interested, here are the ingredients in that shampoo, found on Amazon's website: http://www.amazon.com/Body-Shop-Ginger-Anti-Dandruff-Shampoo/dp/B000K79B6C.
Some of these ingredients are known to exacerbate dermatitis and eczema!
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Piroctone Olamine, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone Propyl PG Betaine, Honey, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Salicylate, Methylparaben, Glycerin, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Limonene, Birch Bark, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Citral, Citronellol, Oakmoss, Benzyl Alcohol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol.