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Dandruff & Homeopathy
DANDRUFF AND ITS HOMEO MAMAGEMENT
What is Dandruff/ Scurf / Pityriasis?
It is a condition of scalp that produces flakes of skin to appear and is accompanied by itching and irritation over scalp.
A few point worth remembering about Dandruff:
It is a natural process; however, it gives trouble when the process is accelerated by irritation of scalp; ordinarily, whenever, we talk about dandruff, we mean it has reached a diseased state;
About 50-55% people all over the globe are affected by this nagging trouble;
Men are more affected than women;
UNLESS TREATED CONSTITUTIONALLY, IT IS NEVER CURED; HOWEVER, YOU CAN WASH IT OFF REGULARLY.
Studies suggested that too salty, sugary and spicy foods and alcohol aggravate the disease;
Dandruff on Scalp
What are the causes of Dandruff?
Exact cause is unknown; however, following points have been noted: [A single flake of dandruff]->
Persons suffering from Seborrheic dermatitis (Irritated oily skin) are prone to be affected more;
Recent studies reveal that fungus and bacteria play definite roles in this drama;
Exfoliation of skin from the scalp is a natural phenomenon; however, irritation of the skin of the scalp is the main reason for excessive dandruff production; to be more precise, sebum producing sebaceous glands of the scalp get irritated to produce much sebum and exfoliated skin together with oily sebum in excess make the whole situation.
Though it is considered that cleaning of hair and combing of hair, if not done properly, produces dandruff, yet, practical studies does not support this.
Shampoo can make the situation better or worse depending whether it suits your scalp or not;
What are the most effective homeo-remedies for dandruff?
Mind that, though it appears to be so, dandruff is not a local disease. It is a constitutional dyscrasia. Only hygienic measures and shampoos etc. can never cure; for cure, medicine must conform to the constitution of the patient. Depending on the totality of symptoms and miasmatic state of the patients any deep acting anti-miasmatic medicine of homeopathitic materia medica, some of which are named below, may be selected:
HOWEVER, ONE CAN MANAGE BY REGULARLY WASHING IT OFF WITH A SUITABLE NON-IRRITATING NON-MEDICATED SHAMPOO, SOAP, REETHA! MIND THAT SHAMPOO CAN HELP, ALSO CAN MAKE THE STUATION WORSE. THE POINT TO CONCERN IS WHETHER THE SHAMPOO IS IRRITATIVE TO YOUR SCALP. IF IT IS SO, CHANGE IT. ONE PERSON'S SUITABLE SHAMPOO MAY BE QUITE UNSUITABLE TO ANOTHER. IF AFTER USING A SHAMPOO, YOU NOTICE THAT AFTER A FEW DAYS, DANDRUFF AND ITCHING OF SCALP INCREASE, IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOU.