Seborrheic Dermatitis versus dandruff- which one do y ou have and how can you tell. The school of thought – and also what we believe - is that there is a very specific fungus called malassezia – both malassezia furfur and malassezia globosa that cause both dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis as well as cradle cap in babies and infants.
So What is The Difference Between Seborrheic Dermatitis & Dandruff
The difference is the amount of the fungus that is present on the scalp or any other area of the body where the irritation, flaking and redness can be found. So basically seborrheic dermatitis is the severe form of dandruff. Those that have mild forms of dandruff have less of a count of the fungus on the scalp. People that have the classification of seborrheic dermatitis have a much higher count of malasezzia fungus inside the follicle.
What Causes The Fungus To Grow Out Of Control
If you suffer from severe dandruff, chronic dandruff anywhere on the body such as beard dandruff, eyebrow danruff and even ear dandruff then you have seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the nose, the ears including the inside and the back of the ear where it meets the head. Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the eyebrows by leaving them flaking and itching.
One of the first things that you need to know is that the fungus feeds off of scalp oils (sebum) and sugar including and espcially fruit sugars. So step #1. During breakouts of dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis you need to stop the sugar. This includes raw sugar and high sugar items such as sweets, ice, cake, cangy and soft drinks unless they are diet. Stevia and a few other artificial sweeteners should also be avoided while in a breakout or if trying to prevent a breakout. Secondly, make sure to wash your hair daily. This fungus feeds off of the scalp oils! It is vital to make sure and cleanse your scalp and body (affected areas) daily. This will make a big difference.
Finally – there is a breakthrough ingredient for seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. It is the magic bullet that kills 3 birds with one single stone. The ingedient is called Zinc pca. Remember that zinc is nature’s anti biotic. BUT this form of zinc is much more than that. It regulates the amount of sebum or oils that the body will put out. This form of zinc is also anti bacterial and anti fungal- naturally. There are also herbs that help to irrigate and purify the hair follicle. This herbal complex along with zinc pca make Zincplex an amazing product. Our lotion also uses several essential oils for dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis including tea tree oil, neem and much more!
Yes These Can Cause Hair Loss
Seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff both cause inflammation inside the hair follicle. They also cause the scalp to emit more scalp oils. This is a defense mechanism of the scalp to prevent damage caused by the fungus or bacteria. however, the emission of extra scalp oil can cause more long term problems. This is because the fungus feeds off of the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis hair loss or danruff hair loss or hair thinning can be helped by reducing the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. When under complete control you