If you have seborrheic dermatitis, you may have tried natural remedies. We look at the most popular remedies and how the right treatment can help stop flakes.
Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by the same microbe that causes dandruff – Malassezia globosa.
Seborrheic dermatitis shares the same symptoms as dandruff, although they are much more severe.
- Severe flakes
- White or yellowish scales
- Oily and dry patches on the scalp and skin
- Scalp inflammation
- Itchy scalp
You may have tried natural remedies that can be made at home to treat it.
Popular home remedies for seborrheic dermatitis
- Apple cider vinegar
- Coconut oil
- Baking soda
- Honey and water
- Olive oil
While these natural remedies may provide temporary itch relief or loosen scales, the root cause is not tackled.
See our test: Head & Shoulders vs natural remedies
THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS
Seborrheic dermatitis is a stubborn, chronic condition, which will come back without proper care. If you’re not sure whether you have a tough case of dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, a trusted dandruff shampoo is a good place to start.
Try using Head & Shoulders Clinically Proven Solutions shampoo with 1% selenium sulphide is specially formulated with the active ingredient selenium – it’s specially designed to treat persistent dandruff.
Start by washing exclusively with the shampoo for 2-3 weeks. If you have stubborn dandruff, you should really notice a difference. Continue using it regularly; it’s likely to come back if treatment stops.
If these steps don’t bring relief, consult with your dermatologist about treatment options.