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Cure Seborrheic Dermatitis With Honey

Updated on December 9, 2014

What Doctors Don't Tell You

I was so excited when I stumbled on this natural cure for seborrheic dermatitis that I wanted to let others know as soon as possible. For years I have had red, itchy skin on my nose and cheeks that would get scaly and sometimes get so irritated that my face felt like it was on fire. I went to see a doctor about this and he told me that it was seborrheic dermatitis and that medical science was not sure what caused it (a type of fungus was a possibility) and there really wasn't much that could be done. I was pretty disappointed and had to live with it for many years after that trying many different things that never seemed to work. A few months ago I was fortunante to be listening to a radio program that asked a question to its listeners about what food product would never go bad. The answer it turns out was honey. This caught my attention and immediately got me thinking about the fact that the dermatitis may be caused by a fungus. I did a little research and found out that honey did have anti-fungal properties (I guess that's one of the properties that prevent it from spoiling) so I figured why not put some on my face since I already had put everything else on my face that I could think of. I would start by putting warm water on my face, then drying it and then just directly spread organic, unpasteurized honey on the affected area and massaged it in for about 2 minutes. I would do this at night so that I could leave it on for about 2 to 3 hours. Now it is definitely not the most comfortable thing to walk around with a sticky, shiny face and you're probably going to want to stay in. After a couple of hours passed I would rinse off most of the honey with warm water but would leave a little film behind to work while I was sleeping. After a few days I looked in the mirror one morning and almost didn't recognize myself without the redness. I continued to do the procedure for a couple of weeks just to be sure and since then I only do it once in a while (actually I haven't even done it in the last few weeks and I'm still fine).

I am not sure if this will work for everyone and I haven't been doing it for long enough to know how it will do over the long term but I can say without a doubt that it was by far the best results I got out of everything that I have tried. I hope it works for you too.

I would like to thank the bees.


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      collie 3 years ago

      I have severe SBD, today I am using honey, for my scalp I used the only thing that has ever worked which is a selenium based shampoo 2.5 %.. the lesser concentrations don't work. However I have recently heard apple cider vinegar, and honey treatments, and I have started oil pulling too.

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      joellie 3 years ago

      hey ashton, what facewash do you use and moisturizer??? thank you.. maybe you have the links.. would be great!

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      Ashton 4 years ago

      Hello everyone. I just want to second the author's recommendation on the honey. I had SB really bad for years as a teenagner and found out about the raw honey treatment when I got to college. A lot of things you hear about on the internet are bullshit, this isn't. It works very well, seriously. I put it on my face and scalp (yes it works for the scalp too), for about three hours, three times a week. Not one flake on my scalp or face in 5 years. It works so well, I stopped buying dandruff shampoo. It Must be raw honey though, otherwise it wont work. I use local wildflower honey if anyone was wondering.

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      Bob 4 years ago

      I've been using manuka honey for a couple of months now, it's great.

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      pk 4 years ago

      have trien everyting from steroid cream ,tea tree oil,coconut oil ,started using small drops of pure honey on face and havnt look back today guna try manuka honey as they say its better.well worth trying

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      MammaOdie 5 years ago

      I am trying this *right now* thank you soooo much for sharing! I refused to believe when the doctor said that this is "just something I'd have to deal with for life" ...bah! Its so embarrassing when I have to explain why my face is red and I can't wear makeup to cover it up (makes it worse).

      Sonny- I have it pretty bad all along the scalp line I put it there too, if this works I was thinking of trying to thin out the honey and do a scalp treatment too... what have you tried in this arena?

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      Sonny 5 years ago

      Hi there ,thank you for ur sharing this but I have it on my scalp I don't know if that will work for mr but I will give a shot

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      andrea 5 years ago

      Mohammed I would not use honey on a baby. They not allowed to eat it before the age of one, therefor it's better not use it externally especially unpasteurized ones. I can't wait to start try honey, I have been suffering of sd for years and have a really bad one right now. Honey is one of those super foods I guess... ;0)

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      Mohammed 6 years ago

      can i used this procedure for my 5 month son

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      Johnny 7 years ago

      Thanks for the comment.

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      Macio from Poland 7 years ago

      Hey, thanks for describing honey cure , now my sb is not so bed becouse I use apple vinegar on my face, when it won't work anymore I try honey treatment.

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      Johnny 8 years ago

      Thanks for your comment, I didn't know about the coconut oil.

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      Ivorwen 8 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Congratulations on your find. Honey, coconut oil, and hydrogen peroxide are three 'health' items I'd hate to be without, as all work to kill bacteria, fungus and viruses.