Category: Dandruff


Now Available in Most Walgreens Stores

Working late one night in my 53rd story office, I felt a presence come through the window. It was an inspiration sent from God in early 1985. I grabbed a note pad and quickly wrote down several common skin/hair problems that most people struggle with. That night God was giving me faith to believe for scientific medical breakthroughs to help countless suffers. Near the top of that list was “dandruff.”

Dandruff is a common scaly scalp condition, which is often itchy. It can sometimes spread into the ear canals and onto the face, especially the eyebrows. It exists on a spectrum with scalp dermatitis (seborrhea) and psoriasis. The major problem in treating dandruff WAS that only OTC shampoos were available. NOW due to this inspired breakthrough, there is an ORAL OTC PILL available in most Walgreens stores. This unique approach to treating scalp problems, like dandruff and the above conditions, was developed through a God-inspired discovery. Two minerals, namely bromide and nickel, were discovered and used in LOMA LUX Dandruff Pill to slow down scalp overgrowth (scaling) and to reduce inflammation (redness and/or itching). Clinical testing of these oral minerals has proven their utility in a variety of scalp disorders. I have personally used them to treat thousands of patients over more than 25 years, many of them with scalp ailments like dandruff.

Effectiveness and safety are remarkable. Efficacy during the initial treatment often requires 2-4 months of once daily dosing. Clearing is frequent—the dandruff goes away! If it comes back after a few months to years—usually due to stress or cold winter weather—a repeat treatment typically induces an even longer remission, requiring only a 1-2 month second time treatment course.

Safety is also very good. Only people with nickel allergy (intolerance to costume jewelry) should use caution. These should consider a course of nickel desensitization prior to starting a full treatment dose of LOMA LUX Dandruff Pill. A protocol is available from the manufacturer, Plymouth Healthcare, Inc. Pregnant women should not use it.

I love LOMA LUX Dandruff Pill, not because my wife and I invented it, but because of how it helps family, friends and patients in such a unique way. You see medicated shampoos don’t always work. Also people get tired of using them all the time (usually smelly messy products). Then some people CAN’T use shampoos but once every week or two due to hair texture (common in African Americans).

Whether you suffer, or know someone who does, I invite you to take advantage of this unique healing OTC scalp remedy. If your Walgreens doesn’t have it, you should order it online at

NOW FOR THE FUN PART! I am working again at what I love—dermatology. My clinic is Ft. Gibson Medical Clinic in Ft Gibson, OK. Call 918-478-2101 for appointment times and directions. I look forward to seeing you!

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103 All His Benefits

What is Causing My Dandruff and How Can I Treat It?

This is probably the most common condition, other than dry skin, that I will talk about. In fact on one end of the spectrum, it can be considered dry skin of the scalp (i.e. Dandruff). While on the other end of the spectrum it can be considered scalp Psoriasis. For our purposes we will define Seborrheic Dermatitis – also called Seborrhea – as everything from mild Dandruff to severe scalp Psoriasis. It manifests any time in life. Cradle cap occurs in newborns and SEB DERM often manifests in the elderly – stroke and Parkinson’s patients are especially prone.

What does it look and feel like? If mild, just asymptomatic flaking or dryness, usually confined to the scalp, face and ears. As it worsens redness appears with the flakes. Sometimes a greasy oily surface texture can also be present. Severe cases can have itching, burning and even discolorations in darker skinned people. Rarely SEB DERM can spread to the central chest and groin/anogenital regions. Eyebrows and ear canals are very common locations.

What causes it? Several factors are at play. Hereditary risk is a major concern. Ask if anyone in your family ever suffered from bad Dandruff or Psoriasis or Eczema. (This entire spectrum of inflammatory skin and scalp conditions are certainly interconnected.) Stress is a major factor in onset and subsequent flaring cycles. Finally, many now believe that yeast microbes play a role. Diet and hygiene round out the rest of the causative factors, but they play more subtle, long term roles.

Now for the BEST PART–let’s get the SEB DERM better, maybe even put it into remission!  Topical therapy includes various shampoos for the scalp, and lotions & creams for the face and ears. These require maintenance to continue to be effective. Oral therapy like over the counter LOMA LUX Psoriasis can be even more effective–making the SEB DERM completely go away.

First, let’s cover external applications. EPIONCE INTENSIVE NOURISHING CREAM, preceded by EPIONCE BALANCING TONER is excellent for easily irritated dry prone facial skin.  Use it once to twice per day. Cleanse first with EPIONCE GENTLE FOAMING CLEANSER. If the complexion is opposite–oily and acne prone, cleanse twice daily with EPIONCE LYTIC GEL CLEANSER.  Follow this with EPIONCE LYTIC TONER &/or EPIONCE LYTIC PLUS LOTION.
Several medicated shampoos can help control the scalp.  Ketoconazole OTC shampoo and zinc shampoo (like Head & Shoulders) are good–especially if rotated back and forth monthly.

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Internal OTC treatment can be added to the above for the GREATEST EFFECTIVENESS.  LOMA LUX Psoriasis is an oral once daily unique mineral remedy that can balance and heal from the inside. This can take 2–5 months of daily dosing, but can really pay off in reducing disease severity–sometimes even getting the SEB DERM into a long term remission–one that can turn it off for months to years without any maintenance efforts.

SEB DEM is one of my favorite things to treat because it is usually so responsive to good care. Be patient and persistent and let me know how you do!

P.S. Remember to continue all treatment for an extra month after all symptoms are gone. This helps lock it into a solid remission.  Finally, REMEMBER HIS BENEFITS. Psalms 103.

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