The yellow or white flakes falling on your shoulder from your scalp or hanging in the hairs can be a bit embarrassing. This is mainly due to a scalp disorder called Dandruff. Dandruff also called as Seborrheic dermatitis has become a common and well-known scalp condition and many people across the world are getting troubled by it. People with dandruff, along with dry flakes also endure few other symptoms like itching, hair loss, dry scalp and so on. Even though dandruff is not dangerous nor is the life-threatening condition, but can affect individuals physically and psychologically and also lead to stress and depression. For all those people out there suffering from dandruff, here is the good news i.e. Homeopathy. Yes, you heard it correctly, homeopathy works wonderfully in controlling dandruff and also lowers the risk of its reoccurrence.
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What exactly is this Dandruff?
Dandruff, as discussed earlier is a scalp disorder which causes itchy and scaly scalp. As we all know, our skin shed old skin cells and replace them with new ones regularly and even our scalp also does this process. But if this shedding of old skin cells happens too fast, it leads to dandruff. The white flakes which we see on our scalp are the dead cells which come out from our scalp when we comb our hair. The exact cause of dandruff is not clear, but several factors are said to trigger this condition. One such condition which triggers dandruff is the dry scalp. A fungus named Malassezia which lives on the scalp on most of the adults can also cause dandruff. Dandruff apart from the scalp is also seen in other areas of the body like ears, eyebrows and the area between chest.
Dandruff affects people of all age groups and gender and is also seen in children. In children, this condition is referred as cradle cap.
What Causes Dandruff?
Pinpointing a particular factor for dandruff is difficult, as it can be triggered due to several factors like
- Dry skin
- Lack of scalp hygiene
- Yeast infection due to Malassezia
- Not brushing hair regularly
- Scalp psoriasis
- Unhealthy diet
- Hormone imbalance
- Excess usage of chemical-based products and shampoos
- Seasonal changes especially in winter
- Seborrheic dermatitis
What are the symptoms of Dandruff?
Common symptoms seen among people with dandruff are
- Presence of white flakes on shoulder and hair
- Severe itching
- Rash in the eyebrows, beard, and ears
- Hair fall
These above symptoms usually worsen with the change in weather i.e. cold weather. Hence, extra care is required for your scalp and hair in winters.
How does Homeopathy control dandruff?
Homeopathy treatment for dandruff is greatly recommended, it works by controlling the roots of the problem and aims at providing long-term relief. It regulates oil secretion and also treats other scalp allergies, infections and others. It offers treatment after careful examination of individual health conditions and symptoms. Homeopathy treatment is safe and there is no issue of side effects with it.