John Elliott wrote:Green tea.
It has amazing properties to help heal the skin. I have a recipe for a skin cream, but it takes about a month to make (send me a PM if you have the patience to try that). To get something to use right away, you could try melting some coconut oil, cutting open bags of green tea, and mixing it until you have a paste you can apply to the skin. With the leaf parts still in, it's going to be a little messy, but I think you will be surprised at how quickly you will see results.
(Note: just melt the coconut oil, don't get it hot enough to fry the tea leaves. The healing components are heat sensitive.)
Nicole Alderman wrote:I thought for a while that I had seboreic dermatitis, but it turns out I have psoriasis. Anyway, when I thought I had seboreic dermatitis, I read about using honey to treat it. I imagine it's a lot easier to apply it to a scalp that has short hair than it is to apply it to my waistlength curly hair scalp! Here's the study done on it: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11485891
Here's another article on it: http://www.skindrone.com/2014/11/basics-of-treating-seborrheic-dermatitis-with-raw-honey/
I also remember at that time making a hair tonic made by infusing chamomile, rosemary, sage, nettle and horsetail in Apple Cider Vinegar. I can't remember which were for seboreic dermatitis, though...
Ah-ha! Rosemary, chamomile, nettle, and sage were all said to be good for the seboreic dermatitis (http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/dermatitis, http://noskinproblems.com/seborrheic-dermatitis-on-scalp/, ). Turns out horsetail might CAUSE it (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2932297)
I'd definitely try the honey treatment if you haven't already. It even helps some with my psoriasis.
Joy Oasis wrote: Fat is messier and harder to wash out, but if it has healing properties combined with green tea, then we would do it.
Mikael Cejtin wrote:Did the burdock infusion or any of the others mentioned end up working for your son? I would love to know because I have the same issue! Thanks
Sionainn Cailís wrote:
It's a strong extract of calendula emulsified in raw olive oil. I actually grew and harvested a bunch of it last year autumn to make the cream for my skin, but it ended up also being the best for his skin too. (I have extremely sensitive skin generally, and suffer from eczema which is worst on my hands) I have found calendula to be very calming to reduce redness.