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    Question SEBIPROX (anti-dandruff shampoo applied to face) kills Demodex?

    I was browsing the web and found this information on another Rosacea blog (http://www.rosaceacure.biz). This shampoo is not available in USA. Anyone heard of this stuff?


    10/05/2009: Anniea from Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa replies: “ROSACEA / Anti-dandruff Shampoo

    I am so excited! About 5 months ago, the skin on my forehead, upper cheeks & chin went bright red, began to dry, flake & peel as though thoroughly sun burnt. Coincidentally, I’d just changed my usual facial wash from Garnier to Neutrogena, so figured that, that was the cause & immediately stopped using the Neutrogena, but ALAS! the problem continued to worsen. I’d go the odd week or so with a fairly clear complexion, then BOOF! the redness & flaking would return. I tried Bio-Tissue Oil but that didn’t work at all, in fact it made it worse. This past Saturday, after reading every comment on this forum pertaining to ROSACEA (which I have never had medically diagnosed – yet it sounds all too familiar to what other sufferers have mentioned here), I decided to try a remedy which a Swiss dermatologist had recommended to my son to remove some white fungal spots from his face.

    Sebiprox an anti-dandruff shampoo – simply Google it – not available in the USA under this name, but by another. The main ingredient is 15mg Ciclopirox-Olamine.

    VOILA! It worked. Just before bed, I rinsed my face with warm water & whilst wet, washed it with SEBIPROX & rinsed it off. I patted my face dry with a clean towel & reapplied a little SEBIPROX to my entire face (avoiding contact with my eyes), left it on for 5mins & then rinsed it off & went to sleep.

    The following morning my face was clear & without any redness whatsoever. Really smooth & soft & my pores noticeably closed.

    I cannot tell you how excited I am! Thank you for making me aware of a MITE issue, as I would never have thought of such myself. One of my pet birds has a mite problem around his neck, so maybe that’s how I picked this up in the first place.

    GOOD LUCK!
    ~@nnie~ Durban / South Africa”

    11/08/2009: Annie from Durban, South Africa replies: “Annie back again to let you know that 1 month later & my Rosacea remains GONE ~ thanks to simple antidandruff shampoo! It obviously contains an ingredient that the mites loathe. HOORAY!”

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    Hi
    I went to the site you mentioned but I cannot find the comment. I'm thinking maybe this person had seb derm and not rosacea. Or maybe a fungal infection.

    She mentions "dry, flake & peel", and also : she never had rosacea officially diagnosed.
    From what I read, it takes a long time to erradicate a demodex infestation. This person was all better within 24 hours.

    Just a thought.

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    What's it called in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeCity View Post
    What's it called in the US?
    I think this is another name for the brand I use (on-goingly), but it's called Stieprox in NZ (Loprox in USA??). I cannot tell you how good this stuff is in terms of being low-irritant, friendly to Rosacea skin, and effectively treating Seb Derm at the same time... because the active ingrediant (1.5% w/w ciclopirox olamine) is anti-fungal. See: http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/dat...tieproxliq.pdf
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    I have searched the web and cannot find a retailer for this shampoo in the UK, does anybody know where I can purchase this in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by shantelle View Post
    I think this is another name for the brand I use (on-goingly), but it's called Stieprox in NZ (Loprox in USA??). I cannot tell you how good this stuff is in terms of being low-irritant, friendly to Rosacea skin, and effectively treating Seb Derm at the same time... because the active ingrediant (1.5% w/w ciclopirox olamine) is anti-fungal. See: http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/dat...tieproxliq.pdf
    Stieprox is indeed called "Loprox" in the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by avironneur View Post
    Stieprox is indeed called "Loprox" in the US
    AFAIK this is an Rx.
    "It's all illusion anyway."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    AFAIK this is an Rx.
    yep this is Rx only in both Canada and the US....not sure about elsewhere

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    Hello guys,

    I also came across that post and did some research... it appears that this anti-dandruff shampoo has had some positive feedback regarding Rosacea.
    The active ingredient is listed as Ciclopirox olamine (a derivative of Ciclopirox).

    Here is an encouraging comment: '09/19/2011: Dita from London, Uk writes: "I want to say very big thank you to people here who recomended using Sebiprox shampoo for rosacea. I have rosacea and stopped taking all antibiotics almost a year ago. Instead I wash my face with BICARB SODA and Sebiprox shampoo and my rosacea is almost gone! My skin looks so much better and healthier! I wash my face with sebiprox 2-3 times a week just before I go to bed. The rest of the week I wash it with bicarb soda (mix with a drop of water) also before I go to sleep. I don't use any other products. If you need to moisturise your skin I would recommend mixing a teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of milk and apply it on your face as a mask. My skin looks better than ever! Thank you!"

    I'm a bit skeptical about finding this product in stores or about it's effectiveness... but I'm willing to try it and throw in some low-carp diet, too. Will report back if any success.

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    I will have to try this out. I just noticed some redness on my face i have had for a couple of days. I have no ides if it is indeed rosacea or not but will try this ant-dandruff solution to see if it works. I have been using a soap called Defense Soap 2 times a day will see if that clears it up as well

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