Several treatments have been claimed to be effective in uncontrolled studies. A blind, randomised, parallel-group study in 80 patients found 1% ichthyol to be superior to 4% coal tar in seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp.33
Tacalcitol (1a-24-R-dihydroxycholecalciferol) was used in four patients with good results,34 crude honey (30 patients),35 borage oil, 40% urea ointment,36 dithranol (18 patients),37 pyridoxine and cystine38 have been reported as beneficial in uncontrolled studies.
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