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Does A Specific Diet Help With Seborrheic Dermatitis?

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Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that can cause your sebaceous glands to produce too much sebum on the scalp, face, chest, eyebrows, beard, ears etc. This excess sebum will lead to the development of dandruff and may also result in red, itchy patches on the scalp. The best way to prevent seborrheic dermatitis is by eating certain foods that support healthy oil production. In this blog post, we'll discuss what these are!

Seborrheic dermatitis is a fungus that feeds off of very specific nutrients. The sebum produced by the sebaceous glands is rich in these nutrients, which means that a diet low in seborrheic dermatitis fighting foods will result in an increase of fungus on the skin and scalp. It's important to note this doesn't mean you necessarily need to eat specific "weird" things as long you stay away from sugars and milk products. These seem to be the worst when it comes to flare ups.

A seborrheic dermatitis diet should be low in sugars, but high in healthy fats. Some good sources of these are avocados and coconut oil, which can reduce inflammation on the skin by creating a barrier to keep moisture seeping out from within while also reducing fungus growth. Another important sebum nutrient is omega 3's with less focus on the omega 6's and 9's. These acids are normally found in meats and seafood.

Seborrheic dermatitis is closely related to seborrhea which causes excessive oiliness on the skin, especially of the face or scalp. While seborrheic dermatitis can be caused by a fungal infection and other microbes can be involved such as candida and also many times bacteria can be mixed in. There is not any evidence that mites are involved but many other microbes are opportunistic which means that they might be involved occasionally. The important thing to remember is that yeast and fungus love the sugars and they love milk. So staying away from ice ream, milk shakes, regular cola drinks also have a very high sugar content.

Spread sugar intake throughout the day and try to stay below 11 g per serving. This will help all your symptoms tremendously. This includes the flaking and itching. And remember that fungus loves warm and moist so take showers after sweating especially in the summer. Leaving scalp oils on and in the hair without washing them away is asking for symptoms to flare. In this case make sure to clean hair daily.

Does this same diet help with dandruff or seborrheic eczema?

If you have an oily scalp problems or condition then this seborrheic dermatitis will help to manage and even eliminate the symptoms and flare ups. Remember that it is a fungus and the fungi need specific things including the sebum and also the sugars that the sebum emits to keep alive and thrive.

I have seen in cases of seborrheic eczema, this same sebum control diet will definitely help and you do have specific spot flare ups use herbs to control the sebum production and breakdown the existing fungus with zinc pca. These can be found in Zincplex products that are natural and herbal based solutions that have been used to treat this condition for over 20 years. 

Is There An Oil Control Shampoo To Help Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Yes, the one that we sell is Zincplex. We sell this one because I was personally a customer and got results that I did not get from any other product on the market. I had tried so many such as Head And Shoulders and Then Different clarifying Shampoos but none of them helped with the excess oil production on my scalp. As a matter of fact some actually hurt my situation. After about 20 years of trying I found the treatment that worked best for me. After some research I learned how the herbs and zinc pca worked for what was causing my itching and flaking on the scalp.