Hey! The trio of sauerkraut, glutamine and kefir has worked wonderfully. Just 2 days of this (while abstaining from wheat, etc) is enough to clear me up almost completely. No itchiness, flakiness and overall my skin feels much better. No rashes, either.
I've had trouble routinely getting ahold of the goat's milk kefir. Only one store in my area sells it, and they stock very little. Other people seem to buy it up quite often as well. I've tried Lifeway's plain kefir and it's worked OK, but I find the goat's milk is a bit easier on my stomach.
The trick, for me, is abstaining from nightshades and wheat. If I avoid those and take the glutamine, kefir and sauerkraut daily, then it goes away pretty rapidly. If I don't, then a sort of low-grade version tends to stick around (some flakiness, slight itchiness, slight redness/rash).
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That's great news Skeletor!
I was going to say, I believe I have candida overgrowth as I have some of the symptoms such a white tongue and I recently acquired angular chelitis, which is cracked lip corners. If that's the case which I believe it is, then the cultured foods and glutamine combo would not entirely cure me. I would need to rid myself of this yeast infection in my body. I'm currently seeing a functional medicine doctor who is going to help me rid myself of seborrheic dermatitis and the candida. You might want to look into that for yourself if you come to a plateau like myself. Functional medicine seeks to treat the underlying cause of disease, not treat the symptoms as conventional medicine does. Check this out from Dr. Mark Hyman, the chairman of the institute for functional medicine, has to say about eczema and dermatitis:
Hello Skeletor all those who suffer from Seborrheic Dermatitis, I truly have found the cure...MICRONEEDLING. Miceroneedling is a cosmetic procedure to stimulate collagen and skin rejuvenation. The underlying cause of seborrheic dermatitis is a defective skin barrier, and because of this defective skin barrier, the skin barrier is unable to protect itself from the yeast malezssia furfur, therefore causing inflammation. So with microneedling, the skin barrier will be repaired and thus cure the condition.
I have searched and searched Pubmed about seborrheic dermatitis and it’s not due to leaky gut syndrome, but an impaired skin barrier. (but dysbosis may contribute to the impaired skin barrier.)
Now I’ll say this, I’ve acquired seborrheic dermatitis as a 35 year old man, so if this is something you’ve had your whole life, then maybe microneedling won’t work. I just had my procedure about two weeks ago and my level of breakouts after eating certain processed foods is no where near the level it used to be as the breakouts are much more smaller. I’m not cured yet, but I believe that with one or two more treatments I will be.
What I recommend you to get your condition in check is, eat a clean diet, get your dermatologist to prescribe diflucan at 200mg per week(no topical meds as that diminishes the skin barrier) but use Aloe Vera gel along with diflucan to get the yeasts in check prior to and after the procedure.
After the procedure your condition will be worse, but after the coming days you’ll see an improvement. Make sure that when you get the procedure that the aesthetician goes over your eyes brows and below your eyebrows as that is also where seborrheic dermatitis occurs.
Interesting. Thank you for the tip--I'll look into this!
I will say that if you have seborrheic dermatitis really bad, you may want to use the diflucan and and topical aloe vera gel for a few weeks or so until the condition has calmed down considerably, as the aesthetician won’t be able to go over areas where a breakout exists. I’d recommend shaving the night before or the day of the procedure as having hair on your face makes it more difficult for the needles to penetrate the skin.
Also the reason why I said that microneedling won’t cure the condition if you had it your whole life is that would indicate it was genetic, so I don’t know if the procedure would cure it, but it might.
I myself acquired seborrheic dermatitis from dealing with severe psychological stress at work and having 2 bouts of depression. Psychological stress wears down your skin barrier.
Just to give you an update, I’ve not had another microneedling procedure yet due to finances. Anyway, I’m extremely happy with my results from this procedure. I used to get dandruff in my eyebrows, and that has been completely eliminated. I used to get rashes on my forehead that were the size of a quarter, which are now the size of a rain drop! Once I get the money, I’m going to have another procedure and hopefully that’ll be it. I’ve ate some serious processed junk food that would have normally gave me a huge rash on my forehead, but like I said, is much smaller now.
Have you gotten the procedure? I can be pretty expensive so I’d shop around if I were you to get the best price. Mine cost $150.
I haven't gotten it yet. I did call around and it appears that a few facilities around me do offer it, though it's expensive and the condition is (currently) not terrible, so I haven't pursued it. When I find myself with the extra pocket money I'll likely give it a go, though! Glad to hear it's worked so well for you!
I implore anyone with skin issues to test out their water. It is said that 85% of American households have hard water (water with calcium and magnesium in it).
I recently started washing my hair and face with distilled water (I'd take showers, but I'm careful not to let the shower water hit above my shoulders), resulting in my face, scalp, and hair being way less dry.
If you have $200 bones to spare, I'd consider buying this: https://watersticks.com/product/showerstick/
I'm poor, so I'm going to stick with the distilled water rinse until I save up enough money to buy it.