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Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is characterized by a red, greasy, scaly rash that is usually found on the face, especially around the nose, forehead, chin and in the eyebrows.

Other common sites include the armpit, groin and the skin over the breast bone (sternum) in the middle of the chest.
While the precise cause of Seborrhoeic dermatitis is not known for sure, it often seems to be related to an overgrowth of the yeast organism Candida Albicans in the system. If the rash is itchy, then this is a bit of a clue that Candida may be the underlying factor.

Nutritional Supplements.

Taking a B-complex supplement each day can sometimes benefit seborrheic dermatitis. Another useful natural approach is vitamin B6 cream (10mg of B6 per gram of cream). One study showed that B6 cram could be quite effective in controlling seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Chinese Nutritional Therapy

According to Chinese Nutritional Therapy, you can take either or both of these to treat this condition.

1: Bamboo Soup

  • Boil 100g Bamboo shoots & 2 cloves of garlic in 1lt water. Simmer for 15 minutes, Season with white
    and black pepper.
  • Drink in evening
  • Eat Bamboo shoots

2: Chinese Cabbage Drink

  • When the condition is active.
  • Squeeze 1 to 2 Chinese cabbages to obtain the juice, warm it.
  • Drink the juice twice a day for 10 days.

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This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.

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