Tips for Managing Seborrhoeic Dermatitis Effectively
What is Seborrhoeic Dermatitis?
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is a skin condition that presents itself as scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff if the scalp is affected. Whilst it mainly affects the scalp it can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back.
Symptoms of Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
Signs and symptoms of Seborrhoeic dermatitis can include:
• Redness of the skin
• Greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellowish scales that may attach to the hair shaft
• Bleeding may occur when patches of scale are removed
• Soreness and itching
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is not contagious, and it isn’t a sign of poor hygiene either – but unfortunately this does nothing to alleviate the embarrassment (not to mention the discomfort) for sufferers. Living with unsightly scales can really give your confidence a knock and a common complaint we’ve heard from our community is that it is not uncommon for those of you who scratch at your scalp regularly have been asked if you have head lice! Cringe!
For many of you finding relief from the itch is equally as important as having a clear and healthy scalp – free from unpleasant, thick patches of scale and skin that leave you feeling self-conscious. And why wouldn’t you, we all want to feel and look our best, don’t we?
What is also very evident is that there is a definite sense of frustration amongst people who suffer from this condition. It can expensive trying different products in an effort to manage the symptoms and disappointing when the results fall short of expectations. It is important to note that seborrhoeic dermatitis is usually a long-term condition. It may require repeated treatment before symptoms go away, and don’t be surprised if they return at a later date. Although you can’t cure it, you can have a management plan to keep your symptoms under control.
Tips for Managing Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis is caused by the overproduction of sebum (oil substance secreted by the sebaceous glands that helps prevent hair and skin from drying out) so putting oil on your scalp may actually exacerbate the condition.
Easier said than done of course, but try not to scratch your scalp. If you can’t resist use the pads of your fingers rather than your nails. Nails often harbour germs, so scratching can cause infection.
Likewise, pulling scale off the scalp is a big no-no, and can cause infection and noticeable hair loss.
Keep it Clean
Shampooing often can help control the excess oil that contributes to the condition.
Break down the Scale
COCO-SCALP is a unique ointment formulation – not a shampoo – that is designed to be applied to the affected areas of the scalp and left on for one hour. This allows maximum medicine contact time for COCO-SCALP to break down the scale, and treat the skin below. The special scalp formulation of salicylic acid (to remove scale) and Coconut Oil (to moisturise, soothe and condition the skin and hair) provides the relief that sufferers are searching for.
Suitable for treating scalp conditions ranging from severe dandruff to Psoriasis, Eczema and Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, COCO-SCALP has been developed by Dermatologists and is steroid free.
It’s not a shampoo. It’s not a steroid. It just treats scale.
For treatment of Seborrhoeic Dermatitis you apply COCO-SCALP daily for 3-7 days until improvement has been achieved. Thereafter intermittent repeated applications may be necessary to maintain improvement.
That’s just an hour a day for the first 3 -7 days and then regular maintenance as needed.
An hour treatment time may sound like a long time but just think of it along the same lines as other ‘treatment or repair’ things that you fit into your week: pamper sessions including filing and polishing your nails, shaving your legs, and touching up your regrowth (or in the real world) doing the laundry. watering the garden or cleaning the bathroom.
Editors note: My husband usually applies the treatment before mowing the lawn, or settling down to watch his favourite sport on TV.
If you are one of the people suffering from an itchy scaly scalp (and our recent competition survey shows that there are many of you), and you are desperate to find something that works, planning to use COCO-SCALP around your other daily activities will be easy and well worth the relief from the itchy, painful scalp that drives you nuts.
Last month seven members of the Mum Media Group community suffering from a range of scaly scalp conditions put COCO-SCALP to the test, with an overwhelmingly positive outcome.
All of the reviewers noticed an improvement in their condition after using COCO-SCALP, and 100% of them found it more effective than any treatments that had previously tried.
You can read the full results and comments resulting from the trials here:
COCO-SCALP has been awarded the official Mum Media Group stamp of approval – and given the results from our reviewers we happily endorse it – particularly if it means spreading the word and helping more of you find relief from this very uncomfortable condition.
We’re so confident that COCO-SCALP will shift the scale that we are daring you to wear black once you have used COCO-SCALP treatment!
You can find COCO-SCALP in leading pharmacies nationally – ask for it by name.
Coco-Scalp Ointment (coal tar solution 12% w/w, sulfur-precipitated 4% w/w, salicylic acid 2% w/w, 40g) is a General Sales Medicine for the treatment of dry scaly skin disorders of the scalp such as psoriasis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see your healthcare professional. AFT Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, Sydney.
Always read the label & use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.