About Seborrheic Dermatitis:

Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is a common chronic dermatosis with redness and scaling occurring in regions with most active sebaceous glands, such as the face and scalp, the presternal area, and body folds.  Mild scalp seborrheic dermatitis causes flaking, ie dandruff.  Seborrheic dermatitis is also known as cradle cap in infants and pityriasis sicca (dandruff).  SD may be associated with psoriasis or be a pre-psoriasis state in which the patient later develops psoriasis.  Nutrient deficiencies, overgrowth of Malassezia furfur, immunosuppression, lowered immunity, increased stress, and Parkinson’s disease can be contributing factors.

Treatments: My Approach

My holistic approach to addressing seborrheic dermatitis involves improving the immune system, addressing nutrient deficiencies, ruling out predisposing illnesses, and addressing fungus.  I use diet, lifestyle, herbs, nutritional supplements, and topical formulations as treatment options.