Sep 29, 2009

Young school girl suffering from chronic seborrhoeic dermatitis gets relief with homeopathy.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common cause of stubborn dandruff and occurs in all age groups. This condition primarily affects the sebaceous glands present in the skin. Some of the symptoms include small reddish-brown eruptions or red, scaly, and itchy rash on the skin along with hair loss. The condition usually affects the face and the scalp, where it causes flaking of the skin. It may be infective or inflammatory in origin and outbreaks may also be triggered by hormonal imbalances, stress, or illnesses. 

Following is the case study of a girl Heena (name changed), who was brought to Dr Batra's Clinic by her parents as the last resort. In spite of having tried conventional treatment for many years, her problem persisted. She had thick flaky scales on the scalp, which would fall on her eyebrows and face. She had developed intolerable itching and bleeding eruptions on her scalp along with hair loss, and her scalp smelled bad. Combing became difficult and she had to be tonsured. She used to be mocked at school by her friends and hence wanted to avoid going to school. Although a good student, she started lagging behind in her studies and her health started deteriorating. At the clinic, the doctor, after a thorough clinical history and examination, diagnosed her as a case of seborrhoeic dermatitis. This was confirmed by a wood's lamp examination and Calcarea Sulph, a remedy selected on the basis of her symptoms as well as her personality, was prescribed for her. The doctor also advised her to wash her hair daily with an anti-dandruff shampoo, avoid harsh soaps, and avoid scratching as far as possible. With a few months of homeopathic treatment, there was great improvement in the itching and bleeding eruptions, and there was no foul odour any more. She regained her confidence and her grades started improving along with her health. 

Homeopathy is an excellent treatment option for this condition, at all stages. Homeopathic remedies not only offer symptomatic relief without any side effects but also treat the root cause of the problem, thereby reducing the possibility of a recurrence.

 

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