“I have dandruff for many years! I tried all shampoos but if I don’t take head bath it comes back again and again!”

“I am totally fed up with this dandruff. It gives me itching. I am much embarrassed in meetings and public places!”

Dandruff is the most common problem that may occur to everybody. White dry flakes constantly found while brushing, gathering on color and shoulder really gives a source of embarrassment, and the itch that may come with it is a genuine nuisance. Medically, dandruff takes the terminology as “Pityriasis Capitis or Seborrhoeic dermatitis.” Many people assume that the problem has something to do with hygiene and often wash their hair. Frequent shampooing can wash the scalp, but the existing cause remains as such.

Why it happens?

Our body surface skin continuously sheds dead skin cells. Dandruff refers to increasing amounts of flakiness on the scalp, represented by increased turnover of the cells, which adhere to each other. This can involve any hair bearing area of the body including the eyelids. Normally the fakes are dry and white.

    Greasy and yellow fakes resulted from abundant secretion of oil substance “sebum” by sebaceous glands. This glandular activity is controlled by the hormone “Androgens”, which is very active during adolescence. This is the reason why many teenagers complain pimples and dandruff simultaneously. Some times the leading cause of this is a fungus, called mallasezia or pityrosporum.

    Sometimes dandruff may cause intense itching, which makes you scratch that leads to infection, resulting with oily secretions in scalp and yellowish brown scabs smelling bad. Most commonly, this type is confused with psoriasis. Psoriasis can be well differentiated by its enormous silvery scaling with red base. Other causative factors include food allergies, excessive sweating, use of alkaline soaps and stress. Dandruff by itself does not lead to hair loss, but some fungal infection may cause patchy hair loss.


 
Flaking is minimal in dandruff
 
More in Psoriasis with red base


How to Prevent?

Take head bath regularly to get rid of scalp excretions and dust particles. Natural shampooing with herbal powders, shampoo is good. Conditioners and other ingredients may help your hair to feel softer and look shine but frequent use would cause the hair shaft to swell and damage the cuticle. An ideal shampoo is neither highly acidic nor alkaline but which keeps the Ph between 4.5 – 5.5. However if you discontinue your measures or shampooing, the dandruff will recur, because the problem lies within your system.

    Dandruff is not a contagious condition, so you can't get dandruff from using other people's combs and brushes. However if suspect fungus is the cause use separate comb.

How to Treat it?

Homoeopathy has gained its popularity in treating skin diseases and hair problems. Even though a patient gets temporary measures such as shampooing, topical applications, internal remedy is needed to rule out the cause.

    In scalp conditions a persistent dandruff can be remedied, a patchy hair loss can be corrected and even the allergic manifestations and psoriatic lesions can be corrected without side effects. Medicines are not prescribed as material forms, only most diluted dynamised in order to act principally on the body rather than affected part. The body immune system is stimulated to act on its natural way to fight against excessive cells shedding, to fight against fungus, and proliferate the skin cells most rhythmically.




Clinical evidence

 

Click on the following links

       Homoeopathy remedies Dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis
       Clinical evidences on Alopecia aeratae
       Clinical evidences on Alopecia Totalis
       Clinical evidences on Hair loss due to hormonal imbalance
       Hirsutism… Homoeopathy finds solution
       Moustache and Beard started growing after Homoeopathic treatment