Thanks for the update.
Sad to hear that the combination didn’t work out for you. However, it’s the perfect example of “everyone is different”.
If you’ve noticed from this post, I’m doing a substantial amount of research on the subject now. Truly hoping to uncover something significant.
However, it’s quite intense going through so much conflicting research in the area. Plus, lots of the papers have a ton of scary SD photos (which can be quite hard to look at, I even try to cover them up as I’m reading the paper).
In terms of the yeast, I definitely thing it’s part of the problem. However, my hypothesis regarding the whole issue is not as clear cut.
As for the Azo. Funny enough, I’ve tried the product. The main overview post failed to mention this. Identical to you, I found it on that forum (it was the only place that it’s results for SD were mentioned). Additionally, there are a few Amazon reviews on the product saying it worked to clear some skin infection for them (don’t believe it was seborrheic dermatitis, but other dermatitis, skin infection, toe nail fungus).
For comparison, here is the one I was using. Unfortunately I don’t have the box anymore and the packets don’t list the ingredients.
My experience with the product was rather short lived. I started taking 3-4 tablets a day and my seborrheic dermatitis improved.
After about a week or so things go really good. So, I bought 2 more packs just so I didn’t run out (I’m in Canada and had to pick it up at a mailbox across the border). A few weeks in the effects started to wear off. To try and combat this I upped the dose to around 5-6 tablets a day. To be honest I don’t quite remember if increasing the dose helped initially, but in the end the SD was back. I kept taking the Azo tablets for a while longer, but they were longer having any effect. In a way I have to apologize for sharing this, as it might cast doubt (and effect results). However, I really hope that they work for you indefinitely.
A few more things regarding the Azo. I’m not sure if the one I was taking was the plus version. Perhaps, I could dig up my old Amazon reciept and find out. The packaging looks the same except without the “New Formula” part. Looking at the ingredients list, their new formula doesn’t seem to contain bacillus coagulans, which I remember 100% mine did. Back when it was working, I hypothesized that it was the bacillus coagulans combined with the fractioned coconut oil which made it effective (both have been shown to be good at controlling yeast). Personally, I’m a skeptic to homeopathic stuff, so I didn’t take the active ingredients listed as active into account (The dilution of homeopathic medicine just doesn’t make sense to me). Prior to Azo, I’ve actually tried bacillus coagulans on it’s own from Thorne Research. Strangely enough, it didn’t do anything for the SD on it’s own. It did improve my general sense of well being though (particularly energy levels).
Didn’t expect to write such a huge reply :). Hope it helps. All the best and stay in touch. Look forward to hearing about any progress you make.