Q. I have seborrheic dermatitis on my face. Countless prescriptions and home remedies did not work. I became so self-conscious and depressed I hated to leave the house.
Then I applied Vicks VapoRub on the affected areas and saw good results that same day! I couldn’t believe it! This second day, it’s 50 percent better already. I’m amazed!
A. Seborrheic dermatitis, sometimes referred to as facial dandruff, has been linked to a yeast infection of the skin (Malassezia). Readers report that Vicks applied to red, flaky areas can be helpful because of its antifungal ingredients.
Others find that a thin layer of milk of magnesia smoothed on the face before bedtime may ease symptoms. Some people achieve success by washing their faces with selenium sulfide shampoo (Selsun Blue) while showering.