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Seborrheic Dermatitis & Rosacea

I am 30 yr old male and suffer from sebborheic dermatitis on my scalp that developed 5 years ago after i had staples in a head wound.

When the seborrheic flares (every 4-5 days) it causes increased hair loss.

I also suffer from rosacea with flushing of my nose, cheeks and chin and small spots around the lower half of my face.

I have previously tried sulphur and silicea with no success.

Can anyone help?
 
  casinoboy on 2010-10-04
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
try radium brom 200 weekly one doses for four week only and report after..
dr.deoshlok sharma
 
deoshlok 9 years ago
Patient ID: Sex: Age: Nature of work: Habits:


Please answer the following questions in a descriptive manner after careful analysis and recollection of previous experiences and happenings.

1. Describe your main suffering?

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.


8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?


12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.
 
Homeopathy International 1 9 years ago
1. Describe your main suffering?
Seborrheic dermatitis (white & scaly) over entire scalp, occurring ever 4-5 days & causing itching & increased hair loss
Rosacea with flushing of the nose, cheeks & chin, accompanied by small spots on lower half of face.
Facial flushing when anxious & warm rooms (burning left cheek and flushing on both sides).
Nose flushing in cold wind/weather.

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?

Burning feet (in bed)
Blurred vision (afternoons/evenings - in bed)
Gas/Flatulence (in mornings)
Tiredness/Fatigue (slow to wake up, need afternoon - evening naps)
Chapped lips
Headaches above right eye

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?

Anxiety and feelings of inadequacy.
Feeling/Wanting to be alone
Frustration/Lack of patience with others

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst? Describe the sensation in your own words.

I feel resigned and sorry for myself, that i am alone and will be so for the rest of my life and that the world is against me and resentful because of that. I feel lethargic and like giving up all effort to do anything.

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?

Rosacea - 16 years
Seborrheic Dermatitis - 25 years (after receiving staples to close a head wound - no operation)
Chapped lips - 21 years following course of accutane acne medication
Headaches/Gas/Vision - Since 16 years - can't determine exact start or any event.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?

Most symptoms seems to come and go with anxiety rather then a time pattern.
Blurred Vision - late afternoon/evening
Gas/Flatulence - early/mid morning

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same? Example- time, temperature, pressure, rubbing, washing, eating, tight clothing etc.

Temp - warm rooms, cold mornings
Eating - sugary foods/Hot food & drinks

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) or any internal biological changes in the body, like, menses (in females)?

No

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

Better - Cool weather
Worse - Hot/humid weather

10. Describe your general mental set up? Are you Moody, Arrogant, Mild, Agreeable Changeable, Nervous, Suspicious, Easily offended, Quiet, Arguing, Irritating, Lazy etc.

Shy/Anxious
Fearful
Perfectionist
Quiet
Sensitive
Impatient

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?

I enjoy thunderstorms

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?

I don't like consultation as its not solving the problem

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

Loud noise
Bright light
Strong smells

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
Weeping, talking to one self etc?

Not aware of anything

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?

I love my family but try to keep a little distance, i don't discuss my feeling with family & friends often.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?

Fear of heights, snakes.
I dream that my hair and teeth are falling out, dreams of conflicts/fights.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

Crave - Sugary food (sweets, chocolate)
Adverse - Spicy food, creamy sauces, cheese & eggs

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

High thirst levels, increase during stress

14. How is your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?

Low hunger level

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can’t stand?

No allergic reactions, just aversion

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?

Heavy sweat from hands, underarms and feet during anxiety and from slightest exercise.

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?

Stools usually soft but can vary in colour and shape on frequent basis.

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?

Sleep on back, sleep usually uninterrupted but frequent and long.

20. Do you have any strange, peculiar or unusual symptom or feelings? How are you different from others?

Right hand is darker in skin tone to left (no trauma/injury experienced)

21. What medications have been taken earlier by you to treat the diseases and do you have any particular symptom surfacing after the medication?

Accutane - For acne (legacy of dry lips)

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

Fathers side - unaware of any
Mother side - Alzheimers, Skin Cancer, Thyroidism

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.

5' 11''
Dark Brown hair (blond as child)
Blue eyes
Slim (small head, long limbs)
Fair skin (lots of moles on face)
Hair - thin (head, eyebrows/lashes and facial hair)
Feet - UK size 8

I look young for my age, with a youthful face.

25. What major diseases have you had in your life and when. Please write them in a chronological manner.

None

Many thanks for your assistance.
 
casinoboy 9 years ago
Please take Calcarea Carb 200c thrice a day at a gap of 4 hours for only one day (not daily) and report back after 15 days.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
Many thanks
 
casinoboy 9 years ago
Please report how you feel after using the Calc.
 
Homeopathy International 1 9 years ago
Thank for your assistance,

I haven't experienced any change in symptom severity or improvement.

No new symptoms have occured. Should i keep going with the Calc Carb?

Regards
 
casinoboy 9 years ago
Please take Lycopodium 200c thrice a day at a gap of 4 hours for only one day (not daily) and report back after 15 days.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
Its been a while now and i have tried Lycopodium & Calc Carb with no changes.

I have seen a couple of UK homeopaths and they have descibed my case as textbook Sulphur but the remed doesn't seem to stick, any positive effects have worn off in a day or so after taking the remedy - they have prescribed 200c which hasn't worked.

Im making sure not to drink coffee and to stay perfumes etc...

Can anyone help?
 
casinoboy 8 years ago
Please take a single dose of Psorium 1M. Please take a single dose of Sulphur 200 after two week of taking Psorinum 1M. If you feel better under the influence of Psorinum 1M itself there is no need to take Sulphur 200.
 
kadwa 8 years ago
I took the Psorium and didn't see any improvement so took the Sulphur but still can't hold on to any lasting benefit with symptoms returning after 3-4 days.

Im making sure to stay off coffee and peppermint etc....

Can you suggest anything else, thanks.
 
casinoboy 8 years ago
I can give your case a try, but I will need a lot more detail than has been provided here. Are you willing to do that?

GUIDELINES FOR GIVING HOMOEOPATHIC CASE INFORMATION

It is important to describe all your problems in as much detail as you are able. One word answers and short sentences are not particularly helpful. Discuss each problem one at a time, providing (as a minimum level of detail) the following information.

1. What exactly happens?
2. Describe all sensations and pains. Each pain or sensation should be described in such a way that allows us to imagine having the same pain.
3. What causes the problem to get worse after it has started occurring?
4. What creates some relief for the problem?
5. What triggers the problem into occuring?
6. What time of the day or night does the problem occur?
7. When did the problem start? What was happening in your life at that time? Did some specific event or treatment take place just before the problem started?

Move from one problem to the next, doing the same thing. IT IS VITAL THAT YOU GIVE A COMPLETE PICTURE OF YOUR HEALTH BY PROVIDING ALL PROBLEMS YOU HAVE, EVEN IF NOT CONNECTED TO THE MAIN ONE, AND EVEN IF YOU CONSIDER IT OF LESS IMPORTANCE.

You should address each problem separately using the above 7 questions as a guide. Do not put all your complaints into each of the 7 questions. Discuss one problem at a time. If you have, for example, a headache with nausea, do each component separately too (what makes the head pain worse or better, what makes the nausea worse or better).

As well as this, please describe any traumatic incidents that have taken place in your life. Discuss anything that has had a lasting impact on you mentally, emotionally or physically.

Discuss the way that you manage or deal with your problems, or any problems that occur in your life.

Discuss any patterns you have noticed in your behavior especially concerning your disease.

Discuss any part of your life where you feel stuck or unable to change and grow, especially where this occurred around the beginning of your disease, or as the disease evolved.

Describe your childhood and the kind of environment you grew up in, with reference to your relationships with your family, your school experiences, and any serious childhood diseases.

If your earlier discussions have not mentioned these already, please describe:

1. The specific foods that you crave (not just like) or hate
2. The specific drinks that you crave or hate
3. What your sleep is like
4. How the weather and the temperature affects you
5. What kinds of things in the environment you are particularly sensitive to
6. What your general level of energy is like
7. What your level of sexual energy or desire is like
8. Describe your menstrual cycle

9. Also give these details

a) Body type and build
b) Skin colour and texture
c) Areas of the body tends to perspire on
d) Odour of sweat, body, stool, flatus, urine
e) Colour of stool, urine, sweat

10. Give any reactions to vaccines or medical drugs

I can combine the information you give here, with what you have given.

David Kempson
Professional Classical Homoeopath
Dip.Hom.Med. 1994
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Many thanks David for your help, i've answered below starting with each symptom followed by the general questions and hope this is sufficient.

Acne/Rosacea

1. I suffer from small pimples (not puss filled) that are red and itchy over the face & neck (not body) mainly around the cheeks, chin and forehead. Between 5-10 new on a daily basis.
2. There is no pain simply itching until scratched to break the surface when relief is felt.
3. Overwashing and stress worsen the problem
4. Scratching, relaxation and fasting provide relief.
5. Hot weather, sweating, hot foods and drinks, sugar and dairy products and stress increase the problem.
6. I haven't been able to notice a pattern.
7. The condition started at 15 years of age, and i experienced some bullying at school as a result, no injuries or illness or treatment suffered at the time.

Sebborheic Dermatitis

1. My scalp develops a white, scaly, greasy layer over the scalp (only) washing wont remove, only scratching from the scalp will clear which causes increased hair loss- approx 2-3 days later the scale has returned.
2. Each day the scalp itches a little more, the hair is thicker to brush and feels heavy and unkempt.
3. Stress causes increased itching and covering the head with hats also increase the itching.
4. Scratching is the only thing to bring relief.
5. Stress, hot weather, covering of the head and sugar seem to increase the problem.
6. I haven't been able to notice a pattern.
7. I had a hair transplant 6 years ago during the recovery process i was not allowed to shower but had to bathe the scalp in mild shampoo and apply vitamin E oil, the condition occured when i started to wash my hair on regular basis again after the scalp had healed.

Flushing/Blushing

1. My face, feet and hands flush, frequently throughout the day, the flushing develops very quickly and takes along time to subside.
2. My skin feels very hot to the touch, feels swollen and uncomfortable, i also experience a burning sensation of the left cheek and of both feet.
3. Stress and anxiety worsen/prelong the flushing after it has appeared.
4. Cold air and bathing in cold water relieve the symptoms.
5. Warm rooms, stress/anxiety, hot foods & drinks all cause instant flushing of the skin.
6. Mid morning the flushing seems to develop and is slightly improved in the afternoon and evening (unless a trigger has occured).
7. The problem developed at around 15 (same as the acne) i became more self conscious due to the bullying which increase the flushing and the frequency.

Bloating/Digestion

1. My stomach bloats (upper/mid stomach under the ribcage) after eating and i experience heavy and frequent gas during digestion.
2. The stomach distends and burbles after which i experience heavy gas and flatulence which has a strong odor of rotting eggs, which can be accompanied by lose bowel movements but sometimes harder stool - (no two seem to be the same) there is no pain or discomfort at all.
3. Cold drinks can cause slight cramping and sugar can increase the symptoms.
4. Lying down seems to aid the symptoms and warm drinks bring a little easing of any discomfort of trapped wind.
5. Sugar, Dairy and large portions, spicy foods cause painful trapped wind of food bring on the symptoms, i eat small portions of food, snack frequently, eat at different times each day and skip meals - i drink alot but eat little & usually skip breakfast (have done since 11 years of age)
6. Flatulence occurs on waking and clears around lunchtime, bloating occurs after large meals (lunchtime and dinner) and takes 4-5 hours to subside.
7. My diet changed at 11 years old when i started senior school and started to skip breakfast, increased my sugar intake and started snacking and eating infrequently. No stress or injury accompanied this. Bloating, flatulence and gas developed at about 18-19 years and increaed in its frequency and severity about 5-6 years. This seems to have increased as my stress and anxiety levels have over the years.

Chapped Lips

1. My lips become very dry and chapped with the skin peeling on upper and lower lip every 2-3 days, when dry the skin cracks and bleeds on the lips and corners of the mouth.
2. The lips become very rough, tight and dry after washing, the lips become taught and crack when opening my mouth, moving the lips and eating which causes them to bleed and beome painful.
3. Water and lip licking cause the lips to dry out at a quicker rate.
4. Nothing seems to relieve the problem at all, creams and oils wear of quickly and the lips dry out swiftly after.
5. i haven't noticed any pattern and nothing seems to slow the cycle at all.
6. The lips dry out more over night as i am not awake to apply creams.
7. I was prescribed a course of Accutane for my acne at 21 which dried my lips as a side effect, although a low dose for only 6 months and having finished the drug 10 years ago the side effect is still present.



I experienced some bullying as a child due to my acne at school from the age of 15 and became very self conscious as a result, my parents divorced when i was 17 and i became introspective and depressed with my looks, particularly my skin (acne and flushing) since become quite shy, secretive and find it hard to open up and trust people for fear of negative comments and rejection. Over the years i have put more and more value on my physical appearance and experienced periods of anxiety and depression when my visable symptoms worsen.

I tend to run away from emotional problems and anxiety and clam up rather the talk, i try to distance myself from people and not attend events. If i have a physical problem such as work i like to tackle it head on, get it into the open but like to solve it myself and rarely ask for help (i see it as my problem so i have to solve it).

I find that once one of the visible symptoms occurs (such as a skin outbreak) the stress and anxiety that develops as a result cause the other symptoms to worsen.

The area of my life i feel stuck is with building relationships, i would love to start a family but don't feel i can get close to anyone and that they will love me because of my symptoms and how i look as a result, over the years as i have become more distant un unable to trust for fear of getting hurt i have found it hard to hold down any relationship for any length of time and i feel stuck until i can resolve my symptoms.

I had a happy childhood but my parents worked alot so the older i got the less time i spent with them, spending my time with friends more than family. I had a younger sister, we argued more with each other as we got older to try and compete for my parents time and attention. At school i was average and not outstanding. I was quite quiet and didn't stand out at all, i wasn't really noticed but did have lots of friends but in groups was very quiet and not always heard. I had a severe bout of mumps at 3-4 years, broke my arm at age 6, and had tonsilitis at 13. Other than that my general health was fine as a child. At 23 i suffered a bout of Kidney Stones and have had 2 further incidences since then.


DIET/LIFESTYLE

I crave sweets, ice creams, biscuit, cakes etc.., i dislike eggs and cheese and dont like spicy or creamy foods or sauces,

I crave cold drinks and coca-cola, i drink lots of tea although it leaves a sour taste in my mouth after drinking, i don't drink alcohol out of habit rather than dislike and i find coffee bitter unless highly sweetened or flavoured.

I stay up late and sleep about 6-7 hours a night, i nap for an hour or two in the late afternoon early evening, my sleep is usually un-interrupted and i sleep on my back when sleeping deeply or on my left side when napping. When anxious i dream about conflict, arguments and fighting, i also dream of teeth falling out. As a child i used to dream frequently of fire and falling.

I particularly suffer in hot weather with symptoms worse, i get very tired, lose my appetite, become very thirsty and more fatigued. I prefer cold weather as i find it easier to warm up then to cool down.

I suffer in warm rooms, central heating worsen my symptoms so i keep window open even in winter, i have very minor hayfever and allergy to pollen but nothing that bothers me to much.

I am quite lethargic and become tired quite easily, if busy i can keep going on little sleep and food but if quiet i suffer from lack of energy and sleep for longer, napping more often. I suffer from mental tiredness more then physical so if stressed i feel very run down and exhausted.

My sexual desire has declined over the last 5 years and i would say is low for my age.


APPEARANCE

I am 5' 11'' 12 stones with a slim build and broad shoulders, i have long limbs and a small head.

I have pale skin (pink rather than olive) i have lots of moles on my face and body i have dark brown hair and blue eyes. My hair (head, face and body) is fine rather than thick.

I sweat heavily from my head, hands, feet and underams, expecially when stressed or anxious.

My sweat has a sour odor and light yellow in colour, my urine is also quite smells strongly and has an acrid/stale odor its also quite dark yellow. My stools vary but are quite pungent and light brown (milk chocolate colour)

DRUGS

I haven't had any negative reaction to vaccines or adverse reactions to drugs.


I hope this helps & many thanks again
Mike
 
casinoboy 8 years ago
Can anyone help?
 
casinoboy 8 years ago
Sorry I had lost track of you - I had it in my mind someone else was dealing with this thread when I scrolled down the topic list. My apologies.

I will get to work on this today.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Well there does appear to be an easy answer here, so unless it has already been tried I would start with that.

The general problem appears to be one of making relationships with people. However, to be sure I would ask you to expand on a couple of key points.

Describe more on:

'Can't get close'

'Being hurt'

'Clam up'

'Open up'

'Rejection'

'Secretive'

'Trust'
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Hi thanks for all your help.

I've described the key words as follows:

'Cant get close' - I find it uncomfortable to be close to people, i need personal space around me both physically and mentally - physically i don't like people close because i feel they can see all my spots, scars (the imperfections i am conscious of). Mentally i find it uncomfortable if people are close as they can see experience all of my insecurities and witness my fears, faults and mistakes.

'Being hurt' - emotionally hurt more then physically - being put down, having my faults pointed out, dumped or told im not good enough.

'Clam up' - i find it physically hard to speak, i run out of things to say and feel the pressure of the silence in the conversation.

'Open up' - again i find it hard to know where to start talking, its as if i open my mouth but no words come out - i think of things to say but nothing comes into my head, and when i can think of something my brain says stop and don't say it, you'll regret it.

'Rejection' - for me its not being wanted by people, not wanting to be friends with me, not wanting me at parties, birthdays etc... colleagues not wanting me to work with them

'Secretive' - i want to hide all information about my life and my feelings so people don't think im sad, boring or think im boring or pathetic because of my lack of a good social life, my self consciousness and shyness.

'Trust' - having faith that i can tell people my fears and that they will not just think i'm weak but that they will accept them and still like me regardless and not tell the world and show me up.

I hope this helps and thanks again for all your help.
 
casinoboy 8 years ago
The first remedy to start with is the easy choice I think. I would suggest Nat-mur 200c.

By easy, I mean a well-known remedy. These remedies, our polycrests are well represented in our literature. However, the easy choice does not always mean the right one, but I don't want to miss such a remedy by looking too hard in other directions.

INSTRUCTONS FOR SPLIT DOSING

Firstly, you need to create a separate dosing bottle. Get a bottle with a dropper, 15-30mls in size, and fill it with a mixture of water and alcohol (5 parts to 1 part). Dissolve 2 granules or 2 drops of the medicine you bought from the pharmacy into this mixture. Your doses will be made from this bottle.

Hit the bottle firmly against the palm of your hand, or another elastic surface like a book. It should be a firm hit not a tap. 2 hits is enough to begin with, and should not be increased unless it is clear that it is needed. The water in this bottle will 'remember' the number of times you have hit it, so that subsequent doses will be stronger (necessary to overcoming the resistance of your disease).

Place 1 drop into an amount of water - start with 1/4 cup (62mls). Stir thoroughly and take 1 teaspoon into the mouth. Throw the rest of the cup away.

This is one dose. Repeat doses would be started from the 2 hits on the bottle.

Each step of this process can be adjusted to reduced aggravation or to increase the effect of the medicine. In order to be able to do this, it is important to measure each step (count the hits, the drops, measure the water etc).

Take one dose only to begin with, then we can assess the reaction after 5-7 days.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:33:22 BST]
 
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
ý use for sd sebclair bepanthen cream and ý found something sour milk this realy works me thats crazy but true
 
berk54 8 years ago

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