Seborrheic dermatitis, best known in its uninflamed form called dandruff, can be a very difficult disorder to contend with. The symptoms generally are an itchy scalp that causes the skin to flake and accumulate in the hair. This can be very embarrassing, which is why most people choose to do what they can to avoid the problem. The hard part about preventing or treating this disease is that, like many diseases, most of the mainstream cures are unnatural chemicals. For those interested in a more natural treatment for seborrheic dermatitis, please read the following few examples.
One of the most common seborrheic dermatitis natural remedies is with apple cider vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. You apply a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar in a 10 to 1 ratio to water (1 part hydrogen peroxide and apple vinegar cider to every 10 parts water) and let it sit in your hair while rubbing it in to your scalp for a few minutes. Once you have let it sit and sink in to your scalp, rinse the mixture out thoroughly. Thereafter, apply a liberal amount of tea tree oil to soothe the scalp. Wipe off all of the excess tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar that may remain. For most cases, the one application should be enough to be a natural cure for seborrheic dermatitis. If the dandruff comes back in a few months, then you can just apply the mixture again to the same effect.
Another great seborrheic dermatitis natural treatment is lime juice. If you apply lime juice after you have shampooed your hair, then it will also help to revitalize the hair itself while reducing the likelihood that you will get dandruff or improve the condition of your dermatitis if you already have it.
One’s diet can also influence dermatitis of the scalp and face as well. A low immune system can allow for the body to have a harder time fending off the normal processes that allow for dandruff to occur. For most, the cause of dandruff is intolerance to the yeast malassezia. This yeast is a fungus that makes the scalp create cells so rapidly that it pushes out the old cells in the form of flakes of dermatitis. Consequently, eating a better, more well-balanced diet will reduce the likelihood that the yeast production will grow out of control as your regular immune system should be able to handle the problem.
Many shampoos that are intended to cure dermatitis of the scalp will irritate it rather than help it. For many, this has lead them to seek out alternative, more natural means of curing their seborrheic dermatitis. There are many other natural cures out there including the use of beets, fenugreek seeds, rosemary & nettle, and soap bark. These cures predominantly follow the same procedure of leaving the substance on the scalp for a period and then rinsing. Either way, natural options are efficient at both treating one’s dermatitis and allowing someone to avoid the harsh chemicals that come in most regular shampoo cures.