Seborrheic Dermatitis, Allergies and Dry Eyes
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: D. Selvarajan
Posted on: March 07, 2005

1) My first son aged 31 years, male, married has suffered for the last 11 years from "dandruff" and "seborrheic dermatitis," which forms heavily in his head and the scales are formed on the eyebrows, cheeks, near the ear and underarms, chest also. Most of his hair has fallen out and he is becoming bald slowly. He has tried so many medicines and shampoos for many, many years, but no permanent cure. Kindly suggest to me a good & permanent cure for it.

I cannot provide you with "permanent cures". All health problems are dependent on the state of all the body systems. These can only be addressed with a full consultation with a qualified natural health practitioner such as a medical or clinical herbalist or a naturopath.

Please see our website at for information about seborrheic dermatitis. This inflammatory skin condition results in dry flakes falling from the sebaceous glands. Choose "Q&A" from the main menu, then enter "seborrh" for the search. Some of the common factors underlying this condition are listed there. Search the Q&A for "dandruff" to see a previous answer for dandruff control.

2) My son, aged 25 years, male, bachelor, is suffering from "slight breath problem, initial asthma and bronchial hyper reactivity". Kindly suggest a best suitable permanent herbal cure for him.

Asthma is a hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system to environmental factors or particular foods. Please see previous answers to questions about asthma on our website Choose "Q&A" from the main menu, then enter "asthma" for the search.

3) Myself aged 57 years, male, married, am suffering from "itching in the left ear" which seems to be a fungus plus seborrheic dermatitis, with scale formation. But the there is no problem of hearing. I suffer with this problem frequently in spite of my using many ear drops and ear ointments. What is the best permanent remedy by herbs?

Seborrheic dermatitis is often related to certain foods in the diet, and to deficiencies that can be supplemented. Please see the seborrheic dermatitis remedies suggested on our web page in answer to your question 1). Antifungal treatment often effective. Please see our website for possible causes of fungal infection, and dietary suggestions, herbs and supplements that are used in treatment. In the Q&A section, search for "candida".

4) I am also suffering from "dryness of eyes" while seeing TV programmes and late night works and during outer sight seeing and browsing Internet in the PC. I am using moisturizing eye drops then and there. But this problem repeats. What is the best herbal remedy for this problem for a permanent cure.

Ghee is soothing and nourishing to the eyes. Ghee is prepared by cooking unsalted butter over a low heat until the milk fats settle to the bottom. Strain off the clear liquid and discard the fats. Apply the cooled liquid to eyelids two or three times daily. Take one to two teaspoons internally, twice daily. Ghee is a good tonic for the eyes, beneficial in keeping the eyes healthy.

The Bates eye exercises bring nourishment to the eyes. We should all do these exercises daily for eye health. These exercises are well described in "Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight - Naturally!", a book by Thomas R. Quackenbush.

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