You’ve heard the rumors, but can changing what you eat really cure seborrheic dermatitis? Find out how diet affects seborrheic dermatitis.
You’ll find plenty of theories online suggesting that what you eat can directly affect seborrheic dermatitis (essentially a more severe form of dandruff). But is this true?
One of the most popular theories is that by cutting out ‘yeast-encouraging’ foods like bread, you can reduce the presence of Malassezia globosa (the dandruff-causing microbe) on the scalp and help improve the condition. But there is no evidence that this is an effective treatment.
So far, no meaningful link between diet and seborrheic dermatitis has been published by any regulatory body worldwide.
Malassezia is present on everyone’s scalp regardless of diet and reducing your intake of certain ‘yeast-encouraging’ foods hasn’t been found to reduce Malassezia on the scalp at all.
HOW TO REALLY TREAT SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS
If you are diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis, your doctor can advise you on which treatment is best for you. They typically manage the condition with treatment that reduces the level of skin yeast – these include medicated shampoos, which can be used safely on a long-term basis. They may also prescribe mild topical steroid treatments for short periods to resolve irritation.
HOW TO TREAT STUBBORN DANDRUFF
Head & Shoulders Clinically Proven Solutions is a shampoo designed to help fight stubborn dandruff.
Its anti-dandruff ingredient, selenium sulphide, is one of the most effective ingredients you can get.
There’s no need to change your diet to tackle dandruff issues – simply use Head & Shoulders every time you wash your hair to keep it under control.
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