[YEA] Dandelion & Other Remedies for Seborrheic Dermatitis:
I've had SD for about 9 months now and over the last 6 weeks have really gotten it under control to where it's not noticeable. My symptoms got extremely bad (months 5-7) - very red / flaky face & chest and bad dandruff. I was really bummed when ACV didn't work for me as that seems to be the cure for so many others (ACV and hydrogen peroxide did a great job removing flakes on my scalp but neither helped facial or chest redness etc.).
I've been doing numerous things to help the condition so it's hard to point to one thing as 'the cure' but if I had to I would probably list dandelion as helping the most. I've detailed my current regimen below (note: I went ~5 weeks no meat, no dairy, no wheat, no sweets and saw a bit of improvement but things really started improving when I added in other supplements & products):
Diet ('Shakes' & 'Meals')
Shakes: Plant based protein powder, chia seeds, flaxseed. Usually breakfast and throughout the day if hungry.
Meals: Vegetables (Broccoli, caulifower, carrots, squash, onion etc.) eaten with hummus (usually melt non-dairy cheese on top for flavor), sometimes I'll add small portion of ahi tuna.
I was a big meat eater and have a huge sweet tooth so it's been tough but those items aren't worth a bright red face to me. Diet is probably pretty extreme, I'm starting to add back items and see how they affect my condition.
Dandelion: Mine is root, leaf and flower. Take 40 drops 2-3 times a day between meals (Brand: herb pharm).
Glutamine: Right when I wake up I drink a glass of water, wait 15 mins, take serving of glutamine and don't eat for 20-30 mins. I don't know how big of an impact glutamine has had, I read it worked for someone else so I've been doing it.
Enzymes: Taken with every meal (Brand: garden of life).
Multi-vitamin: Taken as directed (garden of life).
Probiotic: Taken as directed (garden of life).
Green superfood drinks: I drink occasionally (Brand: amazing grass).
Omega-3's: Just started taking this once a day (Brand: Ovega-3).
Soap: Dandruff shampoo bar (Brand: round tree organics)
Shampoo: Burdock & neem healthy scalp shampoo (Brand: 100% pure)
Conditioner: Burdock & neem healthy scalp conditioner (Brand: 100% pure)
I used to shower twice a day, now I only shower at night. Make sure to really rub in the shampoo using fingertips & nails, may notice some hairloss at first but it would have fallen out anyways.
Face: Calcium bentonite detox clay powder. Use 2 nights a week. (Brand: living clay)
Face: Facial seborrheic dermatitis lotion stick. Applied in morning and at night. (Brand: derm-essentials)
Scalp: Oil for SD from derm-essentials. After I shower at night I mix with a small bit of coconut oil and apply to scalp / hair. (Brand: derm-essentials)
Scalp: In the morning I quickly rinse hair and apply a SMALL bit of coconut oil and may reapply throughout the day.
Some of these products are exclusive to the brand, others it probably doesn't matter what brand you use.
General lifestyle: I make an effort to sit in the sun each day even if for only 10-15 minutes and I also workout regularly (Male, age 27).