We are all conversant with the many negative effects of beer/alcohol on one’s body health. From the loss of consciousness, delirium tremens, to liver cirrhosis. But, wait. How about its effects on seborrheic dermatitis because that is what all of us are dealing with, right? Maybe, it has never ringed a bell to you or else you have never heard of such. In this post I will elucidate on the relationship between beer and seborrheic dermatitis, i.e. What are the effects of taking beer in a person suffering from seborrheic dermatitis?

Dandruff caused by seborrheic dermatitisSeborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition which the skin is characterized by scales that overly erythematous patches or plaques. The common site of involvement is the scalp where it is identified as severe dandruff. Other sites that are affected, include face especially the eyelids and eyebrows, ear, chest, armpits and groin regions. It can be a very disturbing condition that may cause restlessness and affect a persons esteem.

Though there is no definitive cause of this condition, there are several things that have been identified as the exacerbating factors of the disease. They include, no regular shampooing, extreme weather, pollution, loss of hair, excess fatigue, as well as stress as some of the primary reasons.

Well, you may be asking, how does beer and this condition relate? Recent research has pointed to a link between seborrheic dermatitis and the yeast Candida. There is evidence linking seborrheic dermatitis to growth of the yeast Candida in a patient’s body. This implies if one consumes foods that have a high contents of yeast such as beer, this leads to worsening of the disease. Consuming large quantities of beer, pumps into the body more of this type of yeast which leads to more manifestations of seborrheic dermatitis.

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According to a numerous online views on the subject, majority of the input directly supports the idea that indeed beer exacerbates seborrheic hence upholds the above theory about yeast. It has been found that drinking beer causes seborrheic dermatitis lesions to flare up or even become worse.A certain number of people have pointed out that after a night of imbibing many beers, the following day they wake up to a worse state of the skin condition.On the other hand there has been a positive report by those with the condition who have, once in a while, taken a break from the drinking spree.

They report to have seen some of the lesions reduce or even disappear and experience comfort on their skin. This indeed links the wellness to stopping the drinking of beer.

In addition, due effects of alcohol on the liver, whereby it weakens it through accumulation of toxins, alcohol compromises the function of the liver- detoxification,thereby causing accumulation of toxins in the body. These toxins reach the skin and make the condition severe.

The beer has, without a doubt, been found no friendly to a person with seborrheic dermatitis. Whether from research, or personal experience, there is evidence that beer worsens this condition. This means, no matter how hard you try your hand at various treatment modes for seborrheic dematitis, yet keeping to your one or two bottles of beer, it might be a waste of time. In order for your condition to get better and the medication to be beneficial, stop taking beer.