By: Terry Graedon November 6, 2017 2 Comments
    Will Smearing Greek Yogurt on the Face Ease Flak…

    Have you ever heard of seborrheic dermatitis? This skin condition resembles dandruff on the face. Probably the cause of both conditions is an overgrowth of the yeast that normally co-exists with other…

    By: Terry Graedon September 3, 2017 4 Comments
    How to Get Rid of Beard Flakes

    Have you ever heard of beard flakes? Some men find that the skin on their cheeks and chin under their beard is itchy and flaky. As a result, they are embarrassed to discover that they may have white f…

    By: Terry Graedon November 21, 2016 9 Comments
    Why Does Listerine Soothe Your Itchy Scalp?

    Have you been bedeviled by an itchy scalp? There are plenty of reasons why your scalp might itch. Lice are one possibility, of course, though they seem to be most common among children and people who …

    By: Joe Graedon November 10, 2014 9 Comments
    Sea Salt Wash Foils Facial Dandruff

    Q. I am a 54-year-old man and I've had seborrheic dermatitis since my early 20s. The steroid skin creams that have been prescribed to deal with this cause other skin problems. I've been washing my fac…

    By: Terry Graedon March 24, 2014 12 Comments
    Vicks VapoRub Helps Calm Facial Dandruff

    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…

    By: Joe Graedon October 29, 2012 58 Comments
    Seborrheic Dermatitis: Curing Facial Dandruff

    Q. My sister is coming over in a week. I have dandruff on my face (eyebrows, nose, forehead and inside my ears). Can I cure it with Vicks or other remedies? Please tell me how. A. Facial dandruff is c…

    By: Joe Graedon June 8, 2009 9 Comments
    Noxzema Helped Seborrheic Dermatitis

    Q. My dermatologist prescribed both a gel and a cream for seborrheic dermatitis, but neither worked. Then I happened to clean my face with Noxzema, although I had not used it for 50 years. The seborrh…

    By: Joe Graedon October 1, 2007 12 Comments
    Smear Laxative On Face To Fight Flakes

    Q. A friend who is an internist recommended a mixture of milk of magnesia (MoM) and Lotrimin AF to combat seborrheic dermatitis on my face and the backs of my ears. She suggested mixing roughly half a…

    By: Joe Graedon June 14, 2004 0 Comments
    Noxzema Works Against Itchy Skin

    Q. I was troubled for months by itching on my scalp and eyebrows and around the edges of my nose. My dermatologist suggested trying a mild corticosteroid cream for the facial dermatitis, but she cauti…