This tip comes from a very good doctor I once had. His treatment was simple and it worked. He recommended using Selsun Blue medicated shampoo with Selenium. Put the shampoo on the affected areas and leave it there for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse it off. This works. I have seen it work. You may have to do it once a day until it is cleared up. After it is gone, then use it twice a week, leaving it on for at least 5-10 minutes each time to maintain keeping the problem clear. If it is not clearing up the problem, then you are not leaving it on long enough and need to extend the amount of time. If that does not work, it may be time to see the doctor or a specialist.
I never had either of these conditions, however, one of my former spouses had Seborrhea especially around the nose, eyebrows and mustache. The skin would be quite red and produce large flakes of skin. Basically, wherever he had facial hair and the corners of his nose and eyebrows. On my spouse, it was fairly clear that bacteria was involved. He was also touching his face unconsciously. Smoking didn’t help the situation.
Mustaches and beards are the worst catchalls for bacteria from the nose, from the mouth, from food and from handling the facial hair spreading bacteria. Facial hair is a bacteria haven which is one of the reasons I have an extreme dislike for facial hair. I have an extreme dislike for bacteria. If someone is going to have facial hair, they need to thoroughly wash their face every day with antibacterial soap as well as bathe and shampoo daily. This Selenium treatment did fix his problem. So did eliminating the mustache.
Although he was always dressed quite neatly in clean, pressed clothes, his hygiene habits were atrocious… which is why he became a former spouse. It was quite surprising that someone who appeared to be so neatly dressed would go so long between bathing.
My own brother is also that way. You have to insist for him to bathe. Out of fairness, he is 20 years older… but he is worse than my former spouse about bathing… yet he is an obsessive hand washer. Quite a contradiction. But you often see these types of issues when someone is developing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Others may fail to bathe out of bad habits or simply as a deliberate act of retaliation. Or perhaps it is because they were both from the same state and it was learned behavior.
However, bacteria is clearly a factor in Seborrhea.
A lady friend I knew had Psoriasis. I recommended the Selsun Blue to her and she had significant improvement. Although I did not see the results, I thought I would include Psoriasis since she said it was effective.
While bacteria is not always at the cause of these problems, it can make it much worse. Damaged skin from these conditions can harbor bacteria which compounds the situation and makes it much worse. Thus, it is important to keep these areas clean and dry so not to allow bacteria to proliferate.
Selsun Blue medicated shampoo is an excellent treatment for Seborrhea, Psoriasis and dandruff. However, sometimes these conditions can be quite serious and require doctors prescription treatments. Even if it has not worked for you in the past, there are always new developments which you may not be aware. Some doctors are better at finding improved treatments for their patients. A dermatologist may also have better suggestions than your GP. It varies depending on the doctor and the problem.