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Seborrheic dermatitis and gut health: common truths

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The condition of the skin is a reflection of human health – therefore, one of the universal criteria for beauty has always been the absence of signs of peeling and inflammation on the skin. These pathologies include seborrheic dermatitis.

Seborrheic dermatitis brings the patient a lot of discomforts – the affected areas itch and itch. However, psychological discomfort often comes first. After all, with pathology, clearly defined redness covered with scales appears on the skin, which looks unaesthetic and often makes the patient doubt his external attractiveness. The disease is characterized by changing periods of remissions and exacerbations.

Let’s see what are the features of this disease, what effect does the condition of the gastrointestinal tract has on it, and how can we get out of the vicious circle of its symptoms?

What is seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis (seborrheic eczema, dermatitis of seborrheic places) is a common chronic dermatosis, which is manifested by redness, rashes with white-yellow scales, and slight itching. The disease affects the skin of the face, the upper third of the chest, back, and scalp. It was first described in 1887 by the German physician Paul Unna and was called “seborrheic eczema”.

And what about gut?

Seborrheic dermatitis can occur as a result of dysbacteriosis, and problems with the gastrointestinal tract.

The human intestine is inhabited by bacteria. Some of them are useful, supporting the health of the gastrointestinal system. Others are conditionally pathogenic. They work in tandem, complementing each other. But if opportunistic bacteria begin to actively develop, gastrointestinal diseases occur. Together with them, immunity suffers, metabolism decreases and other body systems suffer. As a result, skin problems arise.

No wonder they say that a leaky gut causes seborrheic dermatitis.

How to solve the problem?

Modern medicine has stepped far forward, having developed effective methods of dealing with the disease in the shortest possible time.

Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis involves the elimination of the causes of its occurrence.

And also gut flora with seborrheic dermatitis is restored by the following methods:

  • An individually selected diet with the restriction of certain foods and spices.
  • Use of topical preparations to treat redness and itching.
  • Taking antifungal drugs.
  • Reception of vitamin-mineral complexes with a high content of vitamins A and E.
  • Treatment of the nervous system.

Remember, a timely visit to the doctor will quickly eliminate the problem and avoid complications. Seborrheic dermatitis is not a sentence! We wish you health!