Thanks for the positive feedback and such details in your experience.
Personally I only used a hydro-cortisone cream for about a week at the very beginning. This was way back during my very first doctor visit regarding the issue.
As you likely know the hydro-cortisone works amazingly fast. During the week of usage I thought, wow, that was simple. Should have went to the doctor sooner…
However, as soon as I stopped using the cream my seborrheic dermatitis returned even worse than before. Then I read stuff online + the guy at the pharmacy warned me about long term usage.
The next few years I spent battling the seborrheic dermatitis with all the methods found online (many of which I discuss on the website).
Most things would work well for a while, then suddenly become ineffective.
One thing that worked for quite a while, was Coal Tar shampoo. However, it seemed to peel the skin and didn’t feel very natural.
Regarding the peels. I have not heard of that specifically, but have seen/heard that blue light therapy could be very effective.
It is claimed to similarly kill of all the bacteria, while allowing healthy skin to form.
Previously winter time was much worse for me. My opinion is this is due to central heating in the home.
Currently the only three things that I am doing to fully control my seborrheic dermatitis are:
- Wash and moisturise with Cetaphil Restoraderm (honestly didn’t think it could have such a drastic affect, but it works very well at soothing things)
- Supplement with l-glutamine. This seems to make me much less reactive to food.
- Stopped consuming/drastically cut dairy products. I still get some dairy in products that contain it as an additive, however, I stopped drinking milk, cheese, and such.
As a side note. Greasy food is the worst for me. Way worse than alcohol, sugar, or anything else.
If I eat a greasy pizza I can almost instantly feel my skin tingle. Usually if I do eat something really greasy I compensate by consuming a bunch of water shortly after.
Even though I might a few flakes that appear every now and then, it is nothing like the flaking red skin I have before.
Also I have not used a single anti-dandruff product (for hair or facial skin) for over 5 months. This really helped my skin tone balance out again.