_cate_, on 10 Apr 2015 - 00:02, said:
Just wanted to share that the only thing that works quickly for me is ciclopirox, an antifungal. I tried many things (ACV, hydrocortisone, ketoconazole, clotrimazole, baking in the sun, etc....). A few years ago during a terrible, full facial SD flare up, I was desperate and starting looking through the medicine cabinet. My boyfriend has psoriasis and a bunch of prescriptions, so I started looking them all up. One was Loprox (ciclopirox) and it turned out that is was sometimes prescribed for SD. It has been the only thing that stops it overnight. The problem is, I ran out, and I couldn't get a dermatologist to prescribe it to me. (By the time I saw the derm in Canada, I had no flare up so he didn't really think I had SD.... he was relying on my diagnosis... maybe next time I'll take pics!). I was able to find some on eBay, but it's 0.1% instead of 0.77% like Loprox and it seems to work very slowly. I just ordered the 0.77% finally and waiting in the mail. Please note: I am in no way condoning buying Rx drugs on the internet! Just telling you my story. SD is very frustrating.
I also wanted to say that in terms of triggers, sometimes it can be something irritating that causes mine to flare. I also have acne, and if I go a little too hard with Retin A or BHA, I can get a flare up. It seems like my skin will move from having acne flare-up to having SD flare-up. Some kind of microbial warfare going on on my face :/ A few days ago, I started using low strength azelaic acid (8%) with low strength tretinoin (0.025%), and now I have a minor flare up. I think the combo was just irritating enough to cause problems. It could be something else... one can never know exactly. On a side note, azelaic acid has been proposed as a possible treatment for SD since it's also anti-fungal.
hi thx for the update,Dr Cynthia Bailey suggests it too on her site to cool down a flare up. i guess its a good cream .
I use ketoconazole but i am open to that kind of suggestions and will give it a try at some point.
i started the raw honey treatment but my sculp got very flaky so after 12-13 days i stoped. Maybe the honey was not good enough cause it was crystallized . I dont know , i have on mind to check dermdoctor born to be mild , restoraderm wash and moisturizer , no milk-coffee for a month and granpas thylox sulfur soap .. ill tell you guys if anything of these works..
i have been reading in different forums like this one and i am reading this topic from the start . I am currently at page 35 .Its quite boring but we gotta try all possible safe treatements.
Some people use far too many products and supplements , without caution .... You can damage your liver or other organs if you take a lot of supplements over the safe limit for a long time so be careful people !!!!! Remember that we are trying things that worked for some people on the internet and that is without supervision of a specialist on the field.
I guess dermatologists cant help us
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Edited by Hopedieslast, 12 April 2015 - 07:24 PM.