Thank you so much for starting this interesting website with so much information about SD. I have been a sufferer for about a year, firstly with psoriasis, then eczema on my neck (caused by Dandrazol shampoo prescribed by a GP for the first skin problem) and then after returning to my surgery and being told to use this same shampoo daily for a week by another doctor to treat SD (I managed 4 days) I developed a worse SD condition as a result, I guess one might call it a ‘flare up’? While having these scalp conditions, I was also losing far too much hair for my normal hair growth to sustain. I had been on Warfarin for about 9 months, which may not have helped. I came off that last September. So, I lost faith in chemicals to treat scalp conditions - although the steroid lotion and creams I was prescribed, did help my skin and scalp when used sparingly. During this ‘flare up’, I was so upset and frustrated, also very itchy all over my body and resorting to anti-histamine to calm my skin down, that, after searching the internet, I found your post about using raw honey. I have been using honey every other day now as a balm, before I wash my hair. I also apply it to areas of my face. I leave it on for as long a possible but not always for 3 hours. I find it washes out easily. Then I use a shampoo and conditioner for irritated scalp by Green People (I live in the UK and found it in a shop in Glastonbury but is also available on line) After washing my hair, I am a little anxious about combing it before drying it, due to possibly pulling more out, so I use a very thick and wide comb and then a very worn out hairbrush with hardly any teeth!! I will keep up this gentle treatment and hope that the summer eases things off. I feel that for me, this condition is far worse in the winter, but now I am more aware of it, I will monitor the situation. I also take Vit D, as after a recent blood test I was found to be low in that, Vit E (sparingly) garlic, turmeric and organic cider vinegar, but these I use to treat other issues as well!
Your advice and help for fellow suffers is so well researched and tested, I regard it as an academic paper. Thank you again and I do hope your own condition continues to improve.