Patient Comments: Seborrhea - Treatments

What treatments have you tried for your seborrhea (dandruff)? What works for you?

Comment from: 38sadness, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 15

I am a healthy 38 year old female. I was diagnosed with PVD (peripheral vascular disease) one year ago in November 2015. The only reason they could figure was from me smoking for over 20 years. In this last year I had 5 stents and an arterial bypass all to no avail. On October 26th 2015 I had to have my leg amputated below the knee. Now it is a struggle just to get up in the morning. However I keep moving.

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Comment from: tomr, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 20

I have a fairly full head of hair, and 71. For 35 or so years, I suffered from dandruff (seborrhea) for which I tried many treatments (shampoos, antifungal creams, etc.). Three months ago, the clipper that I used for cutting my hair broke. I procrastinated over getting another one for some time. Meanwhile, my hair, which I kept relatively low most of the time and cut monthly, grew. Then, I suddenly noticed that the embarrassing flakes of dandruff were gone. No shampoos, just local soap that I had used for more than 10 years, so that could not be the reason. I don't know what might have happened. I now have more hair than before, shaggy, but no dandruff. I can't think why.

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Comment from: Jan, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I have had this dandruff most of the year and all the expensive shampoos for this condition haven't worked. I heard on a show to use apple cider vinegar and water, 1/4 cup each and spray on. I have just started using it. I also rinse with 1 tsp in the sink water.

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Comment from: Spunky, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

We bought a new home in October and I have been having fatigue, flu like systems, severe headaches, and so has my husband and he has never been sick the time we have been together. I had a huge cyst removed and I have been staying so dizzy and chest pains to the point I have thought someone took a bat to me. Then I realized, in the unit upstairs the duct work is leaking carbon monoxide causing the boards to turn black. I am even having seizures, it was so bad I could not move to even get to a phone. I would not wish this on anyone.

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Comment from: redog, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 02

I had been using coconut oil.

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Comment from: NaturalMeds, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 18

Tea tree oil worked for me.

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