Dandruff treatment and remedies
Rethink the Way You Treat Your Dandruff
One will be happy by getting patting of their shoulders for appreciation
but not with embarrassing patting situation of cleaning dandruff flakes from their
shoulders. Young adults often have more conscious towards their hair and thus
for dandruff too. Dandruff
is a very commonest scalp / skin disorder in adolescent age group irrespective
of sex. It is medically called as Pityriasis
simplex capilliti / Pityriasis Capitis / Seborrhoea.
What is Dandruff - Dandruff is a condition of shedding of
dead skin cells in excessive manner from
the scalp, i.e., flaking off of skin scales with or
without itching. Even though dandruff can persists all through the year, its
incidences and severity will be more during winter. Usually, it recurs and tends
to be chronic. Normally, our skin as a process of life cycle sheds dead skin as
scales in every 3 weeks – so occasional flakes are common, but in case of
Dandruff, it will be in excess. It often remains as chronic problem with or
without itch / redness / hair fall.
In most cases, causative
factors remain unknown. Anyhow, they can be classified as Internal and External,
causes – Poor Hygiene, Poor Nutrition, Hormonal
imbalance, Allergic skin disorders, Depression / Emotional stress, etc.
causes – Poor care of scalp, Excessive use of shampoos,
(which make skin dry and scaly) using hair sprays / gels / hair colouring
products / hair driers, hair curling / straightening irons, exposure to extreme
temperatures, cold weather, indoor heaters, fungal or bacterial infection, Drugs,
Types – Dandruff could be of two types
Dry type – where flakes appear
silvery and white. It may be due to lack of oil application, working more in
sun, poor diet regimen, exposure to extreme cold temperature, indoor heating
system, hair shampoos, dyes, soaps, sprays, gels, allergy, immune deficiency diseases,
after fever, etc.
Moist type - where the flakes appear
pale yellowish with unpleasant smell. Most of the wet type will be because of
fungal or bacterial infections.
Symptoms and self care – Dandruff needs not to be
considered as disease – it should be treated as just a symptom of white flakes
with or without itch found in the base of hair strands. To remove flakes, do
not scratch or brush the scalp too hard since it can injure scalp to infect and
swell. Most cases of dandruff do not
require a visit to the doctor, anyhow, if it is not properly cared or treated, Dandruff
in course of time may cause hair fall or hair loss, itching in scalp, acne,
pimples and recurrent infection of facial skin.
General treatment for
Dandruff - When
one suffers from Dandruff they often turn to anti-dandruff or detergent based
shampoos, which cleanses the hair completely. Here one should aware they often
cause dryness of the scalp which makes the flaking worse than further. Vit B, E
supplements can help to certain extent to maintain healthy scalp. Moisturizing lotions don't do much more than smooth out
scales and make patches look redder. In severe and difficult cases, the
intermittent use of topical Corticosteroids may be recommended to soothe the
condition by controlling infection and inflammations.
Homeopathy treatment for
for dandruff, most of the people try to find solutions with costly
anti-dandruff shampoos and hair oil / hair vitalizer, topical Corticosteroids etc.
Here, they should aware that they can’t simply wash away all the dandruffs just
with shampoos or rejuvenate hair just with oils. One needs to aware further that external treatment will usually
work very temporarily. Even though Dandruff is very difficult to treat to get cured,
one can fight efficiently and easily with Homeopathy. Homeopathy medicines provide healthy scalp by
abating dryness of scalp / sebum secretion / excessive skin proliferation, etc.
Homeopathy can also help to control
itching as well as for fungal infection too, thus facilitate scalp / skin in a
better way to cope with the situation. Homeopathic medicines
usually provide amazing results while administer internally to treat the core
of the disease or condition.
S.CHIDAMBARANATHAN. M.D (Hom)
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