Overview of Dandruff
Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. Dandruff isn't contagious or serious. But it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. Dandruff is a very common skin condition that nearly all people experience at some point in their lives regardless of age or ethnicity.
It affects not just the scalp, but also the ears, eyebrows, sides of the nose, beard and less commonly the central (often hair-bearing) part of the chest. Skin cells that grow and die off too fast are the problem. Exactly why that happens isn't clear. A very common fungus called Malassezia may contribute to dandruff. This fungus lives on the scalp of most healthy adults without causing any problems. One theory is that the immune system of someone with dandruff may overreact to that fungus.
Seborrheic dermatitis - People with seborrheic dermatitis have irritated, oily skin and they are more likely to have dandruff. This condition, one of the most frequent causes of dandruff, is marked by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales. Seborrheic dermatitis affects many areas of the skin, including the backs of the ears, the breastbone, eyebrows and sides of the nose. Seborrheic dermatitis is closely linked with Malassezia, a fungus that normally lives on the scalp and feeds on the oils that the hair follicles secrete.
Not enough hair brushing or shampooing - Combing or brushing the hair regularly reduces the risk of dandruff, because it aids in the normal shedding of skin also If you don't regularly wash your hair, oils and skin cells from your scalp can build up, causing dandruff.
Dry skin - Flakes from dry skin are generally smaller and less oily than those from other causes of dandruff. And redness or inflammation is unlikely. You'll probably have dry skin on other parts of the body, such as your legs and arms, too.
Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis) - Sometimes sensitivities to certain ingredients in hair care products or hair dyes can cause a red, itchy, scaly scalp.
White flakes on shoulders of dark clothing
Scaly facial skin
A facial rash over eyebrows, nose and ears
Oily scalp and facial skin with dry flakes
Chest rash with dry flakes and red spots
Homeopathic Treatment of Dandruff
Homeopathy works wonderfully for dandruff by treating the roots of the problem. It improves immunity and aims at the overall improvement of an individual. At Peachtree Clinic we customized suitable treatment for dandruff based on individual symptoms, health history and severity. These remedies provide relief from symptoms and offer long-lasting results. Homeopathic remedies for dandruff are very effective in treating it Naturally and also ensure a permanent recovery from it.
The following remedies are commonly used for dandruff treatment:
Kali Sulph, Thuja Occidentalis, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Mezerium Graphites, etc.