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, i.e.,
Internal causesPoor Hygiene, Poor Nutrition, Hormonal imbalance, Allergic skin disorders, Depression / Emotional stress, etc.
External 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,  etc.
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 Dandruff 

 Generally 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.

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