Organic Fully Ozonated Olive Oil for Relief of Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that can manifest at several stages in life. It is most common in infancy from birth to three years. At this stage the disease is called cradle cap. The disease is not contagious in infants and usually disappears within twelve months. Seborrheic dermatitis at this stage is seldom itchy or irritating, but if scratched, the skin can become more prone to other infections. There is some evidence that the condition in infancy is related to hormonal imbalance since most cases disappear before puberty.
The second stage of life where seborrheic dermatitis can occur is post puberty. The disease manifests as itchy irritable skin with visible flakes. It mainly is found on the head, face and neck and may be believed to be a bad case of dandruff. Stress seems to be a factor in the severity of the disease at this age.
The third stage where seborrheic dermatitis becomes prevalent is between the ages of 30 to 60. Men seem to be more plagued with this disease than women. At this age the disease can be found on the head or any part of the trunk of the body. It can vary from a mild rash to very inflamed, itchy scaly skin. Although some of the causes have been hypothesized there is no known permanent medical cure for this disease.
As mentioned, hormones seem to be a factor, as is stress. The main known reason for an outbreak of seborrheic dermatitis is an over-excretion by the sebaceous glands in the skin of the natural oils they produce. This over-excretion gives rise to the growth of pityrosporum yeast, malassezia fungus and bacteria that invade the pores of the skin causing inflammation. In areas of the body with higher numbers of sebaceous glands, the incidence of seborrheic dermatitis is increased. These areas include the face, temples, back of head, ears, nose folds, armpits chest, back and groin. The disease at its worst can be painful, unsightly and irritating but it is not contagious.
Conventional medical wisdom tells us that this condition arises from a lack of cleanliness and that to remedy the problem requires frequent bathing with salicylic acid, selenium sulfide or coal tar soaps. For persistent conditions gentle steroid lotions are recommended after washing the affected area. It is important to not overuse steroids for dermatitis as the organisms seem to become resistant, requiring stronger steroids in time.
Organic Ozonated Olive oil may provide relief for the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. Ozonated oils are common vegetable oils like olive, sunflower and coconut which have had massive amounts of medical grade ozone or activated oxygen bubbled through them. This action causes the essential fatty acids within the oils to turn into ozonides. Ozonides contain active or nascent oxygen which is known to eliminate yeast, viruses, bacteria, mold and cysts. The soothing healing power of olive oil is also well known by millions of women worldwide who use it as a face crème. By combining the power of active oxygen with the healing power of olive oil, an amazing product is born to soothe and promote healing for even tough skin problems. The ozonides in the ozonated olive oil eliminate the microorganisms causing the inflammation and the olive oil soothes and heals the skin.
Bacteria and yeast colonize within 24 hours. If ozonated olive oil is used daily, the microorganisms are greatly reduced and unable to efficiently colonize, leaving the skin more able to heal and less inflamed.
There are many other factors that may be helpful in controlling this condition. Medical research has shown a correlation between seborrheic dermatitis and low values of B complex vitamins. There may also be a relationship between the condition and a low intake of high quality essential fatty acids. The body cannot manufacture omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. They must be obtained from food sources or supplemented. Conversely, we as a society eat far too many trans fats and poor quality fatty acids in our daily diet of supermarket, restaurant and junk foods. Changing the balance between these two types of fats in the diet may be helpful to control seborrheic dermatitis.