In some cases, conventional medicine takes a long time to work, or there may be repeated seborrheic dermatitis relapses due to the condition’s chronic nature. This may be the case even when a suitable treatment has been prescribed and has been complied with. Some people then no longer know what to do and are tempted to turn to new alternatives, particularly natural remedies.
Sometimes people suffering from seborrheic dermatitis don't know what to do and are desperate for solutions! This is why some patients prefer to go for more natural remedies.
The notion of so-called "natural" treatments is very wide-ranging and does not mean the same thing to everyone. Homeopathy (N.B. it is important to be accompanied by a specialist) and essentials oils(known for their anti-fungal and soothing properties) are examples of such treatments. However, please note that not all essential oils are the same. Phytotherapy and certain cosmetic products can also be added to the list of so-called natural remedies. There are numerous treatments in this category and although their efficacy remains to be clearly proven by scientific studies, benefits are sometimes noted by patients.
Furthermore, there are also other methods that do not strictly speaking act on seborrheic dermatitis but that can help to better manage stress, the way others look at you, and the psychological impact of the condition. These include relaxation therapy, osteopathy, hypnosis, etc.
The search for greater naturalness in treatments is constant and is becoming an important criterion for some consumers.
Please beware, however, as treating seborrheic dermatitis naturally is not a guarantee of efficacy or even sometimes of safety. Pollen can be highly allergic and oil, viewed from a certain angle, is hardly a natural substance!
So, there's no reason not to try natural remedies but they should be used with caution because seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition for which it is difficult to find a good therapeutic balance. This is why you should always ask your physician or pharmacist for advice before use.
Irritated skin with redness and scales
Skin prone to red plaques and itchy dry skin