Dandruffed? Stop scratching your scalp with homeopathy

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What is dandruff?

Dandruff is a condition of upper skin layer of the scalp where there are excessive shedding dead skin cells.
Naturally there will be shedding of the skin cells from every parts of the body after a period of time. When there is excessive shedding of scalp dead cells with itching, it is called as dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. Sometimes it can be seen on eyebrows or along the sides of the nose.
It is normal for these to be shed or rubbed off because the body is constantly producing new cells that simply move up to replace older ones.
Dandruff is primarily an aesthetic problem, which many people find unattractive or embarrassing.
Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population at the pre-pubertal age and of any gender and ethnicity.  No population in any geographical region would have passed through freely without being affected by dandruff at some stage in their life.



What causes Dandruff?


The exact cause for this is not known.
A fungus group named Malassezia yeasts is one of the reason foe itchy scalp.
Excessive sweating and unhygienic situations make the condition worse.
Dandruff can also be a manifestation of an allergic reaction to chemicals in hair gels, sprays, and shampoos, hair oils.
Seborrheic dermatitis is not contagious or related to diet, but it may be aggravated by illness, psychological stress, fatigue, change of season and reduced general health.


Symptoms of Dandruff

The hallmark sign of dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, is white flakes on the scalp and in the hair.
·         There are while flakes of skin on the scalp, and in the person's hair
·         Flakes may be oily looking
·         Head may feel tight and itchy
·         Head may feel tingly
·         Head may feel sore
·         Red, flaky, greasy patches of skin (adults, Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp in adults)
·         Crusting and scaling rash on scalp (babies with Seborrheic dermatitis, or cradle cap)




How is Dandruff treated?

Antidandruff shampooing can help in some cases. Olive oil and coconut oil can help you to moisturize your scalp.
It is not so easy to treat dandruff. Dandruff will not harm you or your scalp at all


Home remedies for Dandruff

Olive oil
The problem of scalp dryness can be cured with olive oil which is a good moisturizer. With regular use of extra virgin olive you can keep your scalp away from drying and flaking. Simply heat up some extra virgin olive oil until it is slightly warm. Then use this warm oil to massage your scalp and then wrap a towel around your head for half an hour.

Lemon
Lemon contains acids which can get rid of yeast causing dandruff. For treating dandruff, take fresh lemon juice and use it to massage your scalp. Leave it for a few minutes and then wash your hair with a shampoo followed by a conditioner.

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has got healing, antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help in controlling dandruff. Take some fresh aloe vera juice or aloe vera gel and apply it to your hair just a few minutes before taking a shower.

Coal Tar
Coal tar is a keratoplastic causing the skin to shed dead cells from the top layer and slow skin cell growth.

Neem
Neem has anti-fungal properties that can be effective in treating dandruff.


Black Pepper
Black pepper contains the dandruff fighting minerals zinc and selenium. In Indian traditional Ayurveda, powdered black pepper has been used to treat dandruff.


Homeopathy for dandruff


Dandruff is not something which harms your health. But it scratches your mind.
There are many wonderful remedies for dandruff in homeopathy. A remedy is tailored for you on your presenting symptoms. Dandruff is not contagious so that you cannot get it from someone else.
I am listing out some of the important homeopathic medicines which should not be taken without your homeopath’s advice.


Mezerium ,   Calc carb, Thuja,    Phosphorus ,      Graphitis ,      Sulphur,       Sepia
Sanicula , Nat mur , Ars alb,  Acid fluor  Etc…


Repertory (For qualified homeopaths only)

( Van zandvoort R, Complete repertory 2003)

HEAD - ITCHING - scalp

abrot. acon. act-sp. adam. AGAR. AGN. ALUM. alumin-p. alumin-sil. AM-C. AM-M. amyg-p. anac. anag. anan. ANT-C. APIS apisin. arg-met. ARG-N. arge-pl. arn. ars-i. ars-s-f. ARS. arund. asar. aur-ar. aur-i. aur-s. aur. bad. bamb-a. BAR-C. BAR-S. bell. benz-ac. berb. borx. BOV. bran. bry. calc-i. calc-p. CALC-S. calc-sil. CALC. caps. CARB-AC. CARB-AN. CARB-V. CARBN-S. carneg-g. CAUST. cench. cham. chel. chin. chinin-s. choc. CLEM. cob-n. cob. coff. coloc. com. con. corn. CROT-H. crot-t. cub. cupr-ar. CYCL. daph. dig. DROS. elaps eup-pur. fago. ferr-ar. ferr-i. ferr-p. ferr. FL-AC. FORM. gels. germ-met. granit-m. GRAPH. grat. harp. HEP. hura hydr. hydrog. hydroph. hyper. ignis-alc. ind. iodof. irid-met. iris-t. jug-c. jug-r. KALI-AR. kali-bi. kali-c. kali-chl. kali-i. kali-n. kali-p. KALI-S. knau-ar. kola lach. lat-h. LAUR. LED. lil-t. LYC. lys. m-arct. MAG-C. mag-m. manc. MED. menis. menth-pu. meph. MERC-C. MERC-F. merc-sul. MERC. MEZ. morg-p. mosch. mur-ac. NAT-M. nat-s. NIT-AC. nux-v. ol-an. OLND. paeon. par. ped. PETR. ph-ac. PHOS. pic-ac. plan. plut-n. PULS. RAN-S. rat. RHOD. RHUS-T. RUTA SABAD. sanic. sarr. SARS. sel. seneg. SEP. SIL. sol spect. spig. SPONG. STAPH. stront-c. stry-xyz. succ. SUL-AC. sul-i. SULPH. tab. taosc. tarax. TARENT. TELL. ther. THUJ. til. uran-met. verat. VINC. zinc-phic. ZINC.

HEAD - ERUPTIONS - dry
alum. arg-met. ars. aur. BAR-C. CALC. CARB-AN. chel. CIC. clem. dys. FL-AC. GRAPH. hell. HEP. kali-ar. kreos. lach. LYC. mag-c. med. merc. MEZ. mur-ac. nit-ac. OLND. par. petr. ph-ac. PHOS. PSOR. RHUS-T. ruta sars. seneg. sep. SIL. STAPH. sul-ac. SULPH. sumb. syc. TRIF-P. verat. VINC. VIOL-T. ZINC.

HEAD - ERUPTIONS - scales - white
alum. calc. kali-m. kali-s. MEZ. NAT-M. tell. THUJ. tub.

HEAD - ERUPTIONS - scales
agar. alum. AMBR. anac. aran-ix. ars-i. ars-s-f. ARS. arund. aur. bell. berb-a. bros-gau. BRY. CALC. carbn-s. CHEL. CIC. clem. cycl. dros. dulc. dys. ferr. FL-AC. granit-m. GRAPH. HELL. KALI-BI. KALI-C. kali-m. kali-n. KALI-S. KREOS. LACH. led. LYC. merc. mez. morg-g. morg-p. naja nat-m. nit-ac. nux-m. OLND. ozone PAR. petr. phos. phyt. plut-n. psor. RHUS-T. RUTA sabin. sanic. SEP. SIL. squil. STAPH. sulph. sumb. syc. tell. thlas. THUJ. TRIF-P. tub. viol-t.

HEAD - DRYNESS - hair - falling, and, with dandruff
KALI-C.

HEAD - FALLING out, hair, alopecia - dandruff, from
am-m. thuj.

HEAD - DANDRUFF
all-s. alum. AM-M. ars-br. ARS. asim. bad. BAR-C. bran. bros-gau. BRY. bufo calc-p. CALC-S. CALC. CANTH. CARBN-S. chinin-s. choc. citl-vg. coch. CROT-H. DULC. dys. fl-ac. germ-met. granit-m. GRAPH. hep. HYDR. hydrog. ictod. iod. KALI-BR. KALI-C. kali-chl. kali-m. kali-p. KALI-S. kola kreos. lac-c. lach. LYC. MAG-C. mag-p. maland. MED. MEZ. NAT-M. OLND. PHOS. porc-m. PSOR. rad-br. sanic. saroth. SEP. sil. stann. STAPH. sul-i. SULPH. term-c. THUJ. uran-met. URT-U.



Source:-
http://uhs.umich.edu/dandruff
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandruff
http://www.e-ijd.org/article.asp?issn=0019-5154;year=2010;volume=55;issue=2;spage=130;epage=134;aulast=Ranganathan
http://www.top10homeremedies.com/category/home-remedies
http://www.dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/
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