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  1. A conditioner is like a moisturizer for hair. ...

    A conditioner is like a moisturizer for hair. Usually the primary "moisturizing" agent(s) is/are some type of oil(s). Shampoo, on the other hand, is soap for the hair; is uses a surfactant to...
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    I'm happy to help, rogue, and will definitely...

    I'm happy to help, rogue, and will definitely keep the forum posted on my progress. In fact, I plan to summarize my findings and research here once I am back to normal (well, IF I am back to...
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    I have wondered a bit but I am not worried. My...

    I have wondered a bit but I am not worried. My skin is slowly returning to normal and I don't see any reason why it should go back to the way it was. I am not using coconut oil anymore because it...
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    It's no problem, Arjane. Do what you feel is...

    It's no problem, Arjane. Do what you feel is best. I understand very well how difficult this treatment protocol can be to maintain. I was lucky enough to have an entire summer for...
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    I understand your skepticism. This condition can...

    I understand your skepticism. This condition can be very confusing.

    I think one reason why medical doctors do not prescribe coconut oil or honey for SD is because they (a) have no idea what...
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    It's no trouble. I think coconut oil will...

    It's no trouble.

    I think coconut oil will work on SD in GENERAL, which is to say it will probably help no matter what the initial cause was.



    I am not completely symptom-free yet, though I...
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    Something I would like to add. It certainly...

    Something I would like to add.

    It certainly doesn't hurt to take a short break from the coconut oil (a weekend, perhaps) and just let your own skin oils and waxes accumulate. This has been a very...
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    I am not sure. Here is what I used and it worked...

    I am not sure. Here is what I used and it worked really well...
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    I have seen a few cases online where people were...

    I have seen a few cases online where people were able to achieve permanent relief from "SD", though some of them still struggled with "rosacea", which, to me, is just "SD" but less severe. So to...
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    My personal story is long and convoluted but to...

    My personal story is long and convoluted but to sum up I am doing better every day and coconut oil (and oils in general) have been absolutely essential to that process. I feel like I will be...
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    Sounds about right to me. The research I have...

    Sounds about right to me. The research I have done leads me to believe that coconut oil is beneficial because it serves as an analog for your own sebaceous secretions, which are absolutely essential...
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    I dipped cotton balls in melted coconut oil and...

    I dipped cotton balls in melted coconut oil and then patted it all over my face. More is better. Let it sit overnight and then rinse with cool water in the morning.

    No, it does NOT "cause"...
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    That's what I would hypothesize, yes. It's no...

    That's what I would hypothesize, yes. It's no different than having a really bad sunburn in my opinion. Your skin will flake and even scab in order to keep microbes out and water in; you need to...
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    The patches will persist as long as you have...

    The patches will persist as long as you have tissue damage. The only thing that can resolve tissue damage is TIME. Things like coconut oil can amplify the effect of time so I would recommend using...
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    There is no need to be so dramatic. Nobody is...

    There is no need to be so dramatic. Nobody is telling you to lose hope or to leave the forum community. We're simply informing you that other people have opinions, too, and that you are not the...
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    You're not the only person here with a knowledge...

    You're not the only person here with a knowledge of basic biology, so please keep that in mind. That said, I understand your frustration. This condition is very difficult to deal with and there is...
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    Then perhaps you can explain why mites live on...

    Then perhaps you can explain why mites live on many people's (and dog's) skin and cause zero problems for them.
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    Yes, all over the scalp, yet many people with...

    Yes, all over the scalp, yet many people with rosacea and seb derm do not have problems with their scalp. How do you explain that?

    And your condescending remarks are unnecessary, not to mention...
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    In other words, mites are probably exacerbating...

    In other words, mites are probably exacerbating the condition but not causing it. If mites were the cause, you would have rosacea all over your body.
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    This doesn't explain why the sebaceous glands are...

    This doesn't explain why the sebaceous glands are themselves "overactive", nor does it explain the disparate location of symptoms between patients. For instance, why does this mite infestation...
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    Glad to hear it Derix. Please keep us posted on...

    Glad to hear it Derix. Please keep us posted on your progress.
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    There are others who experience an increase in...

    There are others who experience an increase in acne and inflammation when using the oil but it subsides over time, usually one to two weeks. My hypothesis is that your skin is "subsuming" the extant...
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    It's really hard to say, exactly. There are...

    It's really hard to say, exactly. There are several plausible mechanisms of action (occlusive, antimicrobial, structural, etc.) that could explain coconut oil's general efficacy as a skin protectant...
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    Terribly sorry for your loss, HB! You have my...

    Terribly sorry for your loss, HB! You have my sympathies, friend, and my ear, if you need it.
  25. You're right to concentrate on your digestive...

    You're right to concentrate on your digestive health as well. It is a key factor in attenuating inflammation. I would recommend perusing this site: http://drhyman.com/blog/tag/diet-nutrition/

    It...
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