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