Homeopathy for Dandruff
Dandruff is a very common form of scalp irritation.
Dandruff is characterized by accelerated cell turnover ? in other words, the cells on the surface of your skin build up like crazy.Typically, it takes 21 days for new cells to migrate to the surface. ?Ideally, it?s an invisible process. But with dandruff, the cell reaches the surface in half the time.? As a result, cells build of your scalp, where they are shed up on your scalp in clumps before they?re shed. And when they shed, they look like tiny white flakes.
Seborrheic dermatitis. This condition, a frequent cause of dandruff, is marked by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales. Seborrheic dermatitis affects not only your scalp but also other areas rich in oil glands, such as your eyebrows, the sides of your nose and the backs of your ears, your breastbone, your groin area, and sometimes your armpits.
Psoriasis. This skin disorder causes an accumulation of dead skin cells that form thick silvery scales. Psoriasis commonly occurs on your knees, elbows and trunk, but it can also affect your scalp.
Cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp). This disorder, which causes a scaling, crusty scalp, is most common in newborns, but it can occur anytime during infancy. Although it can be alarming for parents, cradle cap isn't dangerous and usually clears up on its own by the time a baby is a year old.