Nystatin A Potential Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment

Hey Mark,

I think the reason why Nystatin is being discontinued on amazon - and why I had to get it from Germany – is that it’s sort of an old school medical remedy. My dermatologist who recommended it in the first place was sort of old, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he practiced old school medicine.

I went to my regular doctor’s the other day, and he told me that he didn’t really believe in nystatin despite my success, and he defended the standard treatment using the mixed formula of hydrocortisone and antifungal ingredients and an antifungal shampoo. I expressed my concern about the hydrocortisone because it makes the skin thinner and more sensitive in the long run. And then we sort of came to a middle ground.

The hydrocortisone is not really essential to the treatment of SD, since we just want to go after the fungus. Yet, it is the hydrocortisone component - not the antifungal - that limits the use of the formulation and restricts us to only something like one or two weeks of continued use. My experience with a remedy like these, e.g. Brentacort which I was prescribed, is that it works wonders as long as you use it, but within weeks you’re in remission with SD all over your face again.

My doctor is not very fond of nystatin, though, for some reason that I didn’t really understand, but hey, I don’t have a medical degree (keep that in mind ;)). So he basically suggested another antifungal, I guess a newer, modern formulation, that doesn’t contain the hydrocortisone and that you can apply for extended periods of time. He suggested Brentan, which is over the counter here in Denmark and contains miconazole, a type of antifungal in the same “familiy” as the one in my shampoo (climbazole). I haven’t had any experience with this or other pure antifungals, but I like the idea. Nystatin is probably not a miracle drug, but the miracle effect is that you can use it for a long time and really get rid of the SD and allow your skin enough time to heal and regain a strong barrier and balance. Maybe you can get this effect from other antifungals just as long as they don’t also contain hydrocortisone so that you’re limited to 1-2 weeks.

Of course, don’t take my advice for medical facts, but as inspiration. Talk to your doctor about hydrocortisone-free alternatives. Get his opinion on nystatin, or perhaps another antifungal. Maybe Brentan?

Nystatin worked for me and I’m very happy that I did, so if you cant get it where you are, try other antifungals and if they don’t work, then you can go through the hassle of acquiring nystatin, but for all I know it’s not necessarily the only option. I just finished my last tube of nystatin, but next winter I’m thinking of trying Brentan instead, if I get into trouble. It would be interesting to see if there’s a difference :slight_smile:

As always, best of luck!

Thanks, it was the German Amazon I was trying to get it from, the same cream as you got, it says not available. I got another version, Nystatin Acis creme, so hopefully that will be fine. I did read on another site, a guy who was recommended to take a small bit of Nystatin powder to heal his gut from the inside and his SD cleared up really quickly. Cheers


I am looking to order more myself and these are 2 potential links where it may be stocked. Can’t believe when we finally find a creme that works for many, it suddenly drops off the market! :frowning: Hopefully one of these links work. Difficult trying to order when its in Danish or German!

This might be a potential source also for Nystatin, I have sent them a query to see will they ship the product to Ireland etc…https://www.medikamente-per-klick.de/kontaktFormularSubmit Shane

Mark keep us informed on how the ACIS version of Nystatin worked out for you! Shane.

Can you elaborate on the potency of the cream from Germany? Here in the states its watered down version in other words less poetency!

It says 100.000 I.E. on the packaging of the 25 g tubes. I think it translates into about 20-25 mg per tube, but I’m not sure.

Hi Joakim, before using Nystatin, did you have eyebrow hair loss along with wet/dry dandruff? I’m experiencing that, and hopefully Nystatin can help me out with the hair loss especially.

Hi Ian,

I swear man you’re experience is like a carbon copy of mine. I too had acne when i was 17 , started using clean and clear wiped with salycilic acid as active ingrediant then a glycolic acid cleanser.
I recall very well this one time , my forehead didnt at all have acne it was clear ans smooth started cleansing that part once a day with the cleanser and then i started getting acne there and now i have SD there as well as on mine cheeks.
Here is the thing also i too get these pimples at the same spot with the same size that just keep coming back even if they get healed it’s like a never ending cycle it’s crazy.
Me too i believe that drying out the skin screwed something and sebum is being produced to overcompensate because the zones that i have SD are the most oilest there question is : How can we fix the oilness cause i know for sure less sebum less SD the corelation is there and we know it.

Hi Nic,

yeah, I definitely had SD under and around my brows, so plenty of redness and dandruff. But I don’t recall that I had anything that I would characterize as eyebrow hair loss. I mean, I regularly lost eyebrow hairs - and still do - but nothing to an extent where I’d have bald patches or so. Just your everyday shedding, I guess.

Hold up, I got it mixed up. It’s 100000 i.e. or 22.72 mg Nystatin per 1 g of creme - not the whole tube, as I said before.

My sd is completely gone since my last post. I suffered for years and nothing worked. Nothing. Applied nystatin for two weeks twice a day and washed with selenium sulfide shampoo. Gone, gone ,gone ,gone, thank God almighty! It’s gone. Try it. It works

Hahaha, success stories make me so happy! I’m so happy for you - that you are finally rid of it. And it reminds me that I was not always SD free. I’ve almost gotten used to it by now, but this takes me back to the feeling I had when I first got rid of it.
Enjoy your new face and look forward to forgetting that it was ever different! :wink:

How are you guys paying for this nystatin? and how long does it take to get shipped to US. I really need this. Can I get else where.?

Hi Shane

Were you able to find Nystatin online?



I can’t seem to source it any where online. I have a friend who lives in Germany and I asked him could be try a few pharmacies there and post it over to Ireland. He found it and sent it on, but when it arrived it was Nystatin Acis. Which I believe is already available. So far the Acis seems to be working so maybe this version is as effective as the one we can no longer get.

Hello all, I have been suffering from SD for more than 9 years and it has been so frustrating for me as I am sure many of you know what I am talking about. I found this site searching for a cure and was excited to see some good responses and began looking on line to purchase nystatin. Low and behold one day my son that is 2 yrs old got a rash on his bottom that looked severe and we took him to the Dr.'s because the normal diaper rash cream was not working. The Dr. prescribed him a cream and we barely put it on the rash and later that day it was gone and never had to use the cream again then it was shelved. I never realized what I had in my possession the whole time it was Nystatin. I was so happy because I know no one in Germany and it was given to us in Houston, TX. I put it on and there has been no good responses for me unfortunately, It has USP, 100,000 units per gram, 30 gram Mfd by Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. Bramptom, Ontario Canada. Dist by: Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A Inc. Hawthorne, NY
is this the same as the German version that has worked for many of you? Or is the German version a much stronger dosage?

So, nystatin lederle creme - the one I used to use - seems to have been pulled from the market for whatever reason. It’s apparently not just the german amazon. I went to my pharmacy in Denmark recently to pick up a new tube (#3 since starting 1½ years ago) and couldn’t get a hold of my regular stuff either. Instead they gave me Candio Hermal Creme from Almirall. It is also available at the german amazon: http://tinyurl.com/jhywgyd.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll let you know if it works.
Also, Mark and Shane, can you please give us an update on the nystatin acis creme, which also seems to be an alternative?
They both have the same amount of nystatin per gram, so I guess they should work equally well. It’s the same amount as the old brand as well, so everything should be fine, but maybe - just maybe - the remaining ingredients play a role.

I think the german amazon also ships to the US. I read a request not that long ago. You can change the language to english on the site, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to place the order.

Hope you’re all doing well!
Best regards, Joakim

Hello my name is Andrew I live in Houston, Tx I have had SD for 9 yrs on my forehead, ears, sides of my nose and I have had small patches of hair that will not fully grow back. Anyway I was skimming the Internet looking for answers and found skin drone and reading the group comments nystatin. I was very excited and began looking at the posts with links to Amazon in Germany and looking to purchase. On that day I was in my wife’s side of the bathroom and there was a brand new box of Nystatin, I was floored that this product was in my house. I asked my wife recently why she had it and she said when my baby son was breast feeding she got a red rash on her nipple and she put ointment on it and it wouldn’t go away. She told my son’s predatrician what was going on with her and she prescribed nystatin said my son my have thrush and when he breast feeds he keeps reinfecting the wound. My wife applied at night the next day it was gone and never had to use it again. So here I am with a new tube but unfortunately for me it was not an instant cure but I do see an improvement just very slowly. I was curious to know if anyone has had patches of hair loss due to SD and if so what do they recommend?

Hi Andrew. Sorry to hear that the cream didn’t work for you. Did you try to use it for 2 weeks, or did you simply put it on once?

It’s the same dosage as the german one that I have been using. Maybe it doesn’t work for you for whatever reason, as many others have reported. Sometimes it appears to be a swing and a miss.

You mentioned hair-loss in another comment, right? Are you sure that your skin disorder is SD, and not something that looks similar?

All the best,