These oily patches cause intense itching and sometimes turn red and look extremely ugly. Saborrheic dermatitis can also affect hairy areas and areas that have a lot of sebaceous glands like; the chest, neck, underarms, groin, sides of the nose, eyebrows, behind the ears and legs.
Though it does not affect the general health, it is an unsightly and embarrassing problem. It is more common in men than women. When it affects babies who are only some months old, it is called cradle crap and it goes away on its own. It mostly affects adults after thirty years of age.
Its main causes are fungus and a yeast called malassezia furfur which feeds on the sebum and multiplies quickly to spread if not treated timely. Extreme tension and anxiety, fatigue, oily skin, poor cleanliness, excessive secretion of sebum and some neurological disorders can also cause this condition.
Tips To Cure Saborrheic Dermatitis
Olive oil has antifungal properties. It reduces itching, softens the skin and removes the scales. Warm some olive oil and before going to bed massage your scalp thoroughly, making the oil seep into it. Next morning wash it off. You can also massage all the affected areas with this oil.
Coconut oil is a great healer. It is antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and kills yeast too. It softens and moisturizes the skin and prevents it from damage. It inhibits infections from invading the skin and causing diseases. Warm some coconut oil. Massage your scalp and other affected areas with it and keep for several hours. Wash off. Repeated applications will quickly rid you of Saborrheic dermatitis.
Camphor is anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic and a natural healer. It has anti-irritant properties that relieve itching and is used to treat several skin diseases.
Heat some mustard oil and add some camphor to it. Rub the mixture gently on all the affected parts of the body. Apply two or three times daily. It will provide instant relief and continuous use will completely eradicate the problem.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil prevents infection and promotes healthy skin. It has antifungal and astringent properties that help to maintain the secretion of sebum. It wipes out the malassezia furfur yeast and all the Saborrheic dermatitis from the scalp.
Take ten to twelve drops of tree tea oil and smear them on the patches on the scalp. Then massage the scalp with your fingers well and thoroughly. Massage once in the morning and once in the night. This oil is very potent so small amounts only should be used.
Neem is the cheapest and best remedy for all types of skin infections and diseases. It is easily available, everywhere. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties are efficacious in destroying all types of microbes. Bathe daily with water in which neem leaves have been boiled. Grind some neem leaves to a fine paste.
Apply the paste to all affected areas and leave it to dry. Have a bath afterwards. All the discomforts of this condition will melt away and leave your skin healthy and free from disease.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.