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Oily Skin Causing Dandruff And Acne

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 18, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I'm looking for supplemental ideas. Maybe a mineral supplement that contains iodine?

Probiotics ive seen get a lot of press for skin conditions but i react very badly to them

I've tried high dose cod liver oil for Vitamin A

digestive enzymes?

Not sure if i want to try things that mess with hormones like DIM, pygeium, Saw Palmetto, nettle...

B-complex?

I have no problem spending a lot to remedy this issue, and don't want to address it topically.

Also the diet I'm going to begin(i've tried many) is one based on starch(potato's)for macronutrients with fruits/vegetables/eggs/offal to supplement micronutrients.

Which other supplements might be helpful? I do not digest certain things like well cooked brocolli very well

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I had to do both (systemically and topically) to get rid of mine. But every person is different. Even the 2%zinc shampoo didn't completely get rid of mine but when I used the RX Nizoral shampoo, that was the death nail. It's all gone! I am definitely using a good probiotic as well and I find wearing hats makes it flare up for me.

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Yep, fungal overgrowth often goes hand-in-hand with gut issues, which is often reflected in skin problems. I might still suggest treating the gut for yeast issues instead of or in addition to using a shampoo though (that is, treat systemically instead of just topically).

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I second what BoneBrothFast states here. Seems likely that you are reacting to something you are eating rather than suffering for lack of a nutrient or supplement. Check for food allergies and heal the gut.

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on September 18, 2012
at 11:20 PM

I found that had a similar problem and I am not sure if what you are describing is the same. Is the dandruff itchy or scaly at all? Are you break out at all around the scalp or on the scalp? Around the nose, chin or eyebrows, and or in front of the ears on the side of your face? If so, this is definitely seborrheic dermatitis which is caused by a yeast or fungus and can be easily cleared up by Nioxin shampoo or a 2%zinc shampoo. Does this help? Sometimes this looks a lot like acne, it even forms pustules that pop, but it's not acne.

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on September 18, 2012
at 11:49 PM

Yep, fungal overgrowth often goes hand-in-hand with gut issues, which is often reflected in skin problems. I might still suggest treating the gut for yeast issues instead of or in addition to using a shampoo though (that is, treat systemically instead of just topically).

Aeb34822732d3ff78a8085a71f1baebe

(141)

on September 19, 2012
at 12:37 AM

I had to do both (systemically and topically) to get rid of mine. But every person is different. Even the 2%zinc shampoo didn't completely get rid of mine but when I used the RX Nizoral shampoo, that was the death nail. It's all gone! I am definitely using a good probiotic as well and I find wearing hats makes it flare up for me.

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on September 18, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Oily skin has almost nothing to do with acne.

If you have trouble digesting broccoli, you probably have problems digesting a lot of stuff. Your best bet is to fix up your gut. Elaborate on how you "react badly" to the probiotics. It's extremely likely that you're just experiencing die off, which is uncomfortable, but a good thing.

Starch and/or high-carb foods for people with acne is generally a bad idea.

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on September 18, 2012
at 11:46 PM

I second what BoneBrothFast states here. Seems likely that you are reacting to something you are eating rather than suffering for lack of a nutrient or supplement. Check for food allergies and heal the gut.

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