Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a severe form of dandruff. Seborrhoeic dermatitis is non-contagious. Exact cause of Seborrhoeic dermatitis is unknown but a yeast named Malassezia furfur is believed to cause the inflammatory condition on the scalp. A weak immune system makes a person prone to Seborrhoeic dermatitis. Stress, fatigue and sleep deprivation are known to worsen the condition.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis presents with an inflamed skin covered with flakes majorly over the scalp along with hairloss in most cases. It is also seen on the chest, face, eyelashes, area behind the ears and the back may also get affected by Seborrhoeic dermatitis. Itching and burning is often present in the affected areas. In infants, cradle cap is the term applied to Seborrhoeic dermatitis over the scalp where thick, oily, yellowish/ brownish crust forms on the head.
Fungal infection, sunlight, stress and oiling hair are the precipitating factors of Seborrhoeic dermatitis. If it is ignored then it may lead to itching, pus-filled boils, infection and destruction of the eyelids and eyebrows, Pityriasis amantacea (severe form of dandruff), sebo-psoriasis, exacerbation may be seen with progression in HIV patients.
Homoeopathy for Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
Significant reduction in the severity of Seborrhoeic dermatitis is seen with homoeopathic medicines. Patients are able to reduce and gradually stop conventional medicines when they started with homeopathic medicines.
Homoeopathic medicines are natural medicines which help to reduce the itch, dandruff, intensity, frequency and duration of the complaints.
Homoeopathy has a holistic approach in treating this condition hence it helps to reduce undue anxiety.
Homoeopathy helps in treating the associated complaints and corrects the underlying diseases like thyroid disease or zinc deficiency. Homoeopathy help to improve confidence and improve the quality of life.
Keep the scalp clean by washing regularly. Use a natural dandruff cleansing shampoo every alternate day.
Protect your hair from sunlight and pollution. Keep your hair covered while travelling.
Consume 2 tbsp of roasted powdered flaxseeds every day. Eat a serving of probiotic yogurt daily for a healthy scalp.
Apply coconut oil or olive oil on scalp to loosen the scales and then wash hair with mild shampoo.
Practice relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation to ease stress.
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