Are there white flakes clearly seen on the shoulders whenever you wear dark clothes? This is one of the most common and often the first symptom of dandruff. If dandruff is worsening where you are so uncomfortable that disrupts your sleep, work, or other daily activities, then you definitely need medical treatment.
Dandruff is a scalp condition that causes flakes of skin to seem. It is often accompanied by itching. Aseborrhoeic dermatitis is a severe form of dandruff. It is an inflammatory skin disorder affecting the scalp, face and some parts of the body. Typically, it causes a scaly, flaky and itchy scalp. The causes are a combination of the following factors:
- Not enough hair brushing: Combing or brushing the hair regularly reduces the risk of dandruff as it aids in the normal shedding of skin.
- Definite skin conditions: People with psoriasis, eczema and some other skin disorders tend to get dandruff more frequently than others.
- Certain medical conditions: Adults with Parkinson’s disease and some other neurological illnesses are more prone to dandruff. Patients who are addicted to alcohol, depressed, patients who have epilepsy, and patients with a weak immune system may be more prone to dandruff.
Listed below are some of the common symptoms of seborrhoeic dermatitis:
- Dusty, white flakes falling from the scalp to the shoulders
- Severe itching and redness of the scalp
- Excessive white or yellow powdery flakes on the scalp
- Associated hair loss
- The moist, sticky and greasy appearance of the hair
Seborrhoeic dermatitis can also affect the face, especially around the nose, on the eyelids and behind the ears. Often, it shows up on the body, too, in the areas listed below:
- In the middle part of the chest
- Around the navel
- On the buttocks
- Along the folds of the underarms and legs
- In the groin region
- Under the breasts
Risk factors for dandruff include the following:
- People with extreme or severe cases of dandruff often also have other chronic health conditions.
- Dandruff probably has a small hereditary component making it more common to run in families.
Dandruff shampoos arenot all similar and you might need to try-out until you find one that works for you. If you notice that you are developing itching, stinging, redness or burning from any product, stop using it altogether. If you develop an allergic reaction such as a rash, hives or difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention by visiting your nearby homeopathy clinic.
Lifestyle and home remedies
You can always take steps in order to reduce your risk of developing dandruff:
- Stress management: Stress affects your overall health, making you vulnerable to a number of conditions and diseases. It can even help activate dandruff or deterioratecurrent symptoms.
- Shampoo more often: If you tend to have oily hair and scalp, daily shampooing can help prevent dandruff.
- Get a little exposure to sunlight: Spend a little time outdoors. And be sure to wear sunscreen on your face and body.
Dandruff can be embarrassing, but help is available. Dandruff can almost always be controlled. Homeopathy offers an excellent treatment for seborrhoeic dermatitis for all its stages. The conventional treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis consists of anti-dandruff shampoos and skin softeners. However, usage of these products does not guarantee a permanent cure, though chances of recurrence are high. With homeopathic treatment, the results are long-lasting, with minimal risk of recurrence.
Dr Batra’s™ havetreated patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis with a 94% treatment success rate. Their homeopathic treatment will help in the following ways:
- Controlling undue anxiety and over-active oil glands
- Correcting the underlying diseases such as thyroid and zinc deficiency
- Treating associated complaints
- Improving self-confidence and overall quality of life