Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Wheatgrass for Seborrheic Dermatitis

In a word, yes wheatgrass can work very well for seborrheic dermatitis. I would recommend applying a little wheatgrass spray to the affected area(s) twice daily.

A particular type of yeast, Malassezia, may be linked to seb derm via immune suppression, but a direct causal link has not been proven. Hormonal changes may also be a factor. There are also some medical conditions and medications associated with the condition.

Because of the immune nature of seb derm, I don't prescribe anti-fungals as they, like steroid creams, can further suppress the skin's immune status. By comparison, wheatgrass somehow stimulates the skin's immunity which may be why it can help overcome the condition by natural means.

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FYI what is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Seborrhoeic dermatitis (also seborrheic dermatitis AmE, seborrhea, informally seb derm) (also known as "seborrheic eczema"[1]) is an inflammatory[2] skin disorder affecting the scalp, face, and torso. Typically, seborrheic dermatitis presents with scaly, flaky, itchy, and red skin. It particularly affects the sebaceous-gland-rich areas of skin. In adolescents and adults, seborrhoeic dermatitis usually presents as scalp scaling (dandruff) or as mild to marked erythema of the nasolabial fold.

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  1. I did not know you could treat seborrheic dermatitis with wheatgreass. Do you make the wheatgrass spray? If so do you have a recipe or can I get it at the store? Thanks for your response.

  2. HI, You have to take wheatgrass regularly to overcome the seborrheic dermatitis problem.