Dandruff

Dynamic Homeopathy

What It Is, Causes, Signs, & Homeopathic Treatment of Dandruff

Do you suffer from dry or oily scalp? Do you see visible white flakes on your head? If answer to the above questions is YES, then you are probably suffering from Dandruff. 

Dandruff is a very common problem and causes public embarrassment due to itching of scalp and visible white flakes on clothes.

What happens in Dandruff?

Itchiness and flakiness of scalp is the hallmark of Dandruff.

  • White flakes over the scalp and hair.
  • Flakes when in excess, fall on shoulder
  • Flakes more noticeable on wearing dark coloured clothes
  • Itchiness, soreness, redness of scalp
  • Flakes may be dry or greasy

What can dandruff lead to?

Though Dandruff does not cause any harm to your health, it can damage your self-esteem and self-confidence and lead to severe and acute embarrassment. Hair loss and affection of the skin of the rest of the body can happen in extreme cases. Few oversensitive young people may become emotionally and socially withdrawn and even become depressed!

  • Hair loss: Extreme cases may lead to itching, scratchiness in scalp. This may cause further scalp infection and subsequent hair loss.
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis: Dandruff is considered as mild form of Seborrheic dermatitis. Extreme cases of Dandruff may lead to this condition which is characterized by extremely red, flaky, greasy, skin patches. It extends beyond scalp.
  • Depression and Social withdrawal: Some individuals get so affected by the social embarrassment caused by Dandruff that they socially isolate themselves and can even fall into Depression.

Diet and Nutrition for Dandruff

  • Reduce intake of sugar: Restrict fatty foods, simple carbohydrates like processed food, refined sugar and fried food.
  • Eat more green vegetables and fruits: These will provide ample vitamins and nutrients necessary for your scalp health.
  • Consume more food items containing Vitamin B6(pistachios, prunes, bananas, spinach, chicken, tuna), folate (dark, green leafy vegetables, beans, lentils, oranges), B12 (liver, chicken eggs, beef, skim milk, tofu, cheese) and biotin (almonds, walnuts, berries, carrots, onions, swiss chard). 
  • Include fish in your diet if you are non-vegetarian to get good amount of omega 3 fatty acids. For a vegetarian, flaxseeds, walnuts, beans are the best bet.
  • Eat more green vegetables and fruits: These will provide ample vitamins and nutrients necessary for your scalp health.
  • Consume more food items containing Vitamin B6(pistachios, prunes, bananas, spinach, chicken, tuna), folate (dark, green leafy vegetables, beans, lentils, oranges), B12 (liver, chicken eggs, beef, skim milk, tofu, cheese) and biotin (almonds, walnuts, berries, carrots, onions, swiss chard). 

Home Remedies

Do’s

  • Massage the shampoo gently into your scalp. Rinse well.
  • Oil your hair regularly and leave it overnight in case of dry hair.
  • Stress is known to cause flare-ups of Dandruff. Practice yoga, meditation, etc. to keep stressful reactions at bay.
  • Eat a balanced diet for healthy scalp.
  • Expose your hair to very mild sunlight of early morning because sunlight kills yeast which causes Dandruff. At the same time, protect your skin from excessive sun exposure.

Don’ts

  • Do not overuse styling products like hair sprays, styling gels, etc.
  • Do not overuse shampoo it may cause hair fall.
  • Do not scratch your scalp while shampooing. It will damage your scalp.
  • Do not dye your hair, and if you do, use ammonia-free dye.

What is the best treatment for Dandruff?

Homeopathy is adept in managing symptoms of Dandruff and has an exemplary success rateTreatment For Dandruff with Homeopathy ensures not only a reduction of the symptoms, but also restores the balance of skin cells to prevent recurrent.

Few of our amazing remedies include:

  • Sanicula: Very usefuls remedy for dandruff which is scaly and profuse. Suitable for patients who have dread of downward motion. There is associated profuse sweat at back of head & nape of neck during sleep. Patient’s thirst is less.
  • Badiaga: One of the leading remedies for Dandruff with extremely dry and sore scalp. There is sensation of enlargement and fullness. Thirst is increased.
  • Phosphorus: Great remedy for Dandruff with itching of scalp. Hair falls out in large bunches. Suits well to tall, slender, narrow chested with clear skin individuals.
  • Kali Sulphuricum: Excellent remedy in Dandruff with associated baldness. Baldness in spots is treated well by this remedy. Flakes are yellow in colour. Also good for associated ringworm of scalp or beard with abundant scales.

It is, however, worthwhile to remember that self-medication is not recommended.

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