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Seborrheic dermatitis-overview

This is a common inflammatory skin disorder that usuallyaffects the scalp. It is characterized by scaly, itchy, red skin and dandruff.However, it can also affect the face, the back, the upper chest, and otherparts of the body. When it affects infants, it is called cradle cap.

The cause of seborrheic dermatitis is still unknown, butthere seem to be several factors that might be responsible for this condition.These include: a type of yeast (called malassezia; it usually lives in thesebum), head injury, certain neurological conditions (such as Parkinson’sdisease, a stroke, etc.), stress, HIV, fatigue, change of season (outbreaks arecommon in the winter season), etc.

The most common symptoms of this condition include:dandruff, yellow or white scales, red, greasy skin, soreness, skin lesions,hair loss, itching, oily areas of skin, etc.

Natural treatment

Seborrheic dermatitis isn'tharmful, but it can be uncomfortable and unsightly. It can cause greatirritation and embarrassment to the person suffering from it. One may be able to treat seborrheic dermatitis just byrecognizing its signs and symptoms and by using a combination of self-care steps.Some natural remedies areproven to be quite effective when it comes to dealing with sebprrheicdermatitis. The best natural remedies include:

Apple cider vinegar. For thebest treatment, one should mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegarwith a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, and then massage the scalp and thehair with this mixture and then leave on for twenty minutes. After that washoff with a mild shampoo. This treatment should be repeated on alternate days.Tea tree oil. The treatment recommended includes mixing itwith aloe vera gel. This mixture should be applied on the affected area, lefton for half an hour and then washed off. Applying tea tree oil directly on thehead may cause burning sensation.Fenugreek seeds. One should soak two tablespoons offenugreek seeds in a bowl of water for about six hours, and then grind the seedsand make a paste out of them, add around two teaspoons of lemon juice to thepaste, and apply this mixture on the scalp and leave it on for half an hour.Afterwards one should wash it off with luke-warm water.Neem leaves. The best treatment concerning neem leaves,one should take a couple of neem leaves and boil them in water, and after ithas cooled down, filter it. This mixture should be used at the last rinse everytime one washes their hair.

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