5 myths of dandruff busted

5 myths of dandruff busted

Dandruff
September 24, 2019

Dandruff is a very common condition today. Even though it is a common condition it has lots of misconceptions. You need to know about all myths related to dandruff so that you don’t have any misbelieves about dandruff.

Myth 1 All flakes in your hair is dandruff

Not all flakes seen in your scalp is dandruff. Many times you just have dry skin on your scalp, which is assumed to be dandruff. But the fact is dry skin and dandruff both are different conditions. If your flakes are relatively small and white, you’re dealing with a dry scalp whereas dandruff flakes tend to be larger and yellowish in color. Click here to know more about Dandruff vs. Dry Scalp

Myth 2 Dandruff is contagious

Many of you think that if you come in contact with a person with dandruff then you will also suffer from dandruff. This is not true. Anybody can have dandruff but it doesn’t spread from one person to another.

Myth 3 Dandruff only occurs on the scalp

Dandruff is most commonly seen on the scalp, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the only place where dandruff can form. Other areas such as eyebrows, ears, and around the nose can also show some flaking. Click here to know the: symptoms of depression

Myth 4 Dandruff can cause hair loss

Many people suffer from dandruff and hair loss at the same time and they experience hair thinning and baldness. So, they consider that dandruff is the cause of hair loss and loss of hair volume. Although dandruff may be the reason for hair loss it doesn’t cause complete baldness.

Myth 5 Washing your hair every day can help you get rid of dandruff

Many people believe that dandruff mainly arises when you do not wash your hair properly, and they start washing their hair daily, but it is not true. Dandruff doesn’t necessarily mean that you have dirty scalp or hair. There are several causes of dandruff such as stress and yeast infection.

What exactly dandruff is?

As we know our skin cells ex-foliates frequently, in the same way, the skin cells present on our scalp also ex-foliates. If these cells ex-foliate rapidly, it leads to dandruff. 

Excessive oil (sebum) production precipitates dandruff in many people.

So, to treat dandruff you do not need to wash your hair daily or use some anti-dandruff shampoo lifelong. Anti-dandruff shampoos will only clear off the formed scales externally but your internal problem will remain the same and your dandruff will keep on relapsing.

Hence, you need to treat your problem internally with proper homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy will treat your underlying cause of dandruff and hence you will not have relapse of dandruff.

As mentioned above that there is fast shedding of scalp skin leading to dandruff, homeopathy aims to control this activity of scalp tissues. It slows down the fast generation of skin cells of the scalp, which means your main root cause for dandruff is treated, thereby giving you permanent results.

Some of the commonly used homeopathic medicines for dandruff are Mezerium, Thuja Occidentalis, Kali sulphuricum, Kali muriaticum, Sulphur, Psorinum, Natrum muriaticum, Graphites, Sepia and more.

Please note that for complete cure, one must take medicines from a homeopath because homeopathic medicines are selected based on the totality of your symptoms, causes, triggering factors, personality, and temperament. Do not self-medicate.

So, if you are suffering from dandruff then, first of all, get cleared off all the myths mentioned above and take proper treatment. You can book an appointment with us through https://www.drbatras.com/book-an-appointment to get a safe, customized, effective, and long-lasting treatment for dandruff.

Dr. SHETTY KSHITI
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Dr. SHETTY KSHITI

BHMS

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