Patient Comments: Seborrhea - Remedies

What home remedies have been effective for your seborrhea?

Comment from: tarmac, Male (Patient) Published: June 02

I can also vouch for salt water having an effect. I noticed that when I went on beach vacations (swimming in salt water) the dandruff (seborrhea) would subside. Also cutting excess sugar from my diet seems to help.

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Comment from: Angus, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 11

I"ve tried loads of different shampoos for seborrhea till I found that L"Oreal El Vive with active selenium S shampoo does miracles for me. I have been using it for three years now.

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Comment from: RennieC, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 13

An abundance of omega 3 and 6 oils seems to trigger and then subsequently seems to further irritate the seborrhea.

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Comment from: cynthia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

Whenever dandruff shows up, I rinse my hair in salt water. I mix � teaspoon of salt in a large glass of warm water as the final rinse after conditioning. Do this for about four hair-washings, and it will last for about a year. I lived on several islands and figured it out after evening swims. My sons do this every time they have a problem.

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