Seborrheic Dermatitis Remedies - Ted's Q&A

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21 Year Old with Sb for 8 Years

Posted by G on 04/30/2008

Hi Ted I have read many of your posts(on earth clinic), you seem to have a great knowledge of SD and it's many factors.

I thought SD was mostly a canadid issue for everyone , but your theories state there could be as many as 6 causes of it.That's very interesting, I never heard anyone say that before, I think it could be true.

I'm a SD sufferer Ted, and I'm really reaching out for some help, I have tried so many things wasted so many dollars, on this horrid condition.I haven't gotten very far.

I will give some backround info on me to help you find the root of my sd;I'm a 21 yr old male, been suffering from SD for 8 years. I have it on my scalp, over just about my entire forehead, butterfly of sd around my nose, under my eyes, bridge of nose ect..It has really destroyed my life.

The SD has a distinct line where it ends and where my normal skin is, in most areas. It is persistent, throughout all these years it has never actually cleared, just varied in inflammation levels.I know that long hours in the summer sun really helps. Cold weather/wind tears my face apart.I tried all those shampoos the first years of my condition( on my face/scalp ) they helped a bit but not anymore I don't use them. Nizoral seems to help a bit.I tried acv it seemed to help a bit but not much, I forget why I stopped using it but it must be that reason.

Scaling and flaking used to be a big issue, I used to be able to peel like a inch of skin off my face... Now I don't flake very much it seems I have a lot of white heads or little balls of flakes now? It's not a huge issue, but redness is my main problem just a persistent red sunburn appearance...

Wheat, sugar, and fried foods seems to make it worse, so I avoid them. I have been taking many supplements over the years with varying success. Including D, gse, zinc, fish oil, green tea, acidiophous, b complex, coconut oil, anti canidid ect..

I tried virgin coconut oil as I heard it healed some people, but it just seemed to make my skin worse. I tried virgin olive oil and salt combo (5 days) that I read cured someone, not sure of my conclusion on it, but I think it just made my skin worse or didn't help much.

I think this email is getting a bit long, if you have more specific questions I would be glad to answer.

I really appreciate your help ted, I'm on my last straw, after this its off the bridge

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Grant:Most men seems to have inflammatory skin problem mostly from toxins while woman have due to their progesterone levels being low leading to a skin condition as well as common western diet. The food list to avoid is an important one, and I must mention them again, they are:

peppermint in toothpaste, caffeine, yeast, alcohol, all fruits, peppers, wheat, sugar, all fruits, aspartame, chlorine, cheese, potatoes, tomatoes, radishes, peanut butter, and dairy product.

The safest food are hormone free chicken, fish and some complex carbohydrate, namely rice, but possibly rye and millet. They are alkaline forming foods.

Seborrheic could be many cause, but obviously our blood is supplying them with the right food for the seborrheic dermatitis to grow, which is an indication that the body is obviously still in an acidic condition, so avoiding all sour foods helps at least during the treatment stages.

Therefore the simplest possible remedy is simply 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken three times a day, mixed in 1/2 glass of water. Some scientist do not like the use of baking soda because baking soda does not neutralize the acid in areas where there is high CO2 pressure in certain hidden areas of the body, and the other remdy is the 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate (washing soda) in 1/2 glass of water as more effective ways to reduce redness.

Redness is simply an inflammation usually from fungus and an ocassional borax applied to the skin used as a soap substitute may help. However in men, it appears toxins accumulate more so then women because woman have menstruation periods which just gets rid of toxins every 28 days for example. Therefore, the simplest ways of neutralizing excess toxins is simply 10 drops of 3% H2O2 is added to the 1/2 or 1 glass of water whenever baking soda or baking soda & washing soda is added, during the morning, and possibly before bed time. The H2O2 3% is the food grade kind I will buy, or at least the ones they don't add stabilizers.

Its been my experience if redness does not stop with baking soda and sodium carbonate, perhaps a small pinch of potassium bicarbonate that I try a 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon of borax in a one liter of drinking water for 5 days out of a week. Interestingly when both baking soda are taking along with the borax added to the drinking water usually most of the skin redness is reduced by at least 90%, at least thats what I observe here.

As to why some of my theories are not like anyone else it is very simple: i observed first hand. Other people rely on second hand information and the information they received gets distorted everytime the information gets passed on from one person to the next. The internet is sometimes notoriously interbreeding itself borrowing information, where the best source of information is direct observations. Sometimes I take my time off answering emails, which I do regret, but I always needed to do more experiments and observations.

If the seborrheic dermatitis is very itchy a relatively quick way to stop the condition is always the baking soda with sodium carbonate, plus some topical application I recently made using' 5%-10% ammonium bicarbonate solution, or if ammonium bicarbonate can't be found, then 5% ammonium chloride plus milk of mangesia for applied to the skin. It will cause a stinging and the itchiness goes away.

A seborrheic dermatitis usually a vitamin D deficiency and lack of omega 3 fatty acids and fish oil where both are related to normal immunity of the body. This is why the conditions worsen during winter. There is less sun, so you get less vitamin D. Unfortunately vitamin D sold in supplements is not sufficient. The body produces about 6-10,000 i.u. by being out in the sun for a couple of hours. While supplements rarely have vitamin D above 1000 i.u. A compromise, if some people like me cannot get 10,000 i.u. of vitamin D3, is to just take only 1000-5000 i.u. of vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is responsible for the immunity and helps with the skin problem, this is also true of omega 3, but also interestingly vitamin K2, usually in form of Natto. Once a week application of aloe vera gel may help, or perhaps twice a week application.

It should be noted that frequent use of any oils, whether they be vegetable oils or olive oil or even too much olive oil can quite often backfire to cause worsening skin conditions. Yogurt does not necessarily reduce it but often worsening it too, that's because it is acid and calcium puts fuel to the fire too.

If the skin problem persists, sometimes it is form a free heavy metals which feeds the fungus (they feed on sugar, free heavy metals, and loves acid environment), so taking chlorella and spirulina helps. In case the body responds well to the sun, sometimes, but kelp supplements help, But kelp supplements may not be a priority. Fungus growth is also limited if the person has sufficient amount of manganese 25 mg/day for example and chromium picolinate 500 mcg The theory behind this is relatively straightforward and has worked well because chromium reduces blood sugar and manganese is something fungus don't usually like in adequate amounts too.

Replied by Miava
Anchorage, Ak

I am 36 and have had this problem for many years, as well. Recently, I started a diet called Eat to Live and started taking internally oregano oil, soaking my scalp and face(i use cotton balls on the face) in a peroxide/acv solution and then after rinsing, applying tea tree oil to scalp and face to leave on over night. I do it three nights in a row and then re-do every other week. I am also taking 6, 000iu's of D3 and a vitamin C supplement. Also an iodine supplement. I mention all of this because whether it is all, or one of these things, it is working! My face and head have cleared up almost completely! And tho' I was worried I'd be miserable from doing all this crap, I'm not! Don't do yourself in, try it, first! It worked for me.