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.
Dry skin. Simple dry skin ? the kind you get in winter when the air is cold and rooms are overheated ? is by far the most common cause of itchy, flaking skin. But flakes from dry skin are generally smaller and less oily than those caused by dandruff.
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.
1. Phosphorus [Phos]
Phos mainly indicated in tall, slender persons, narrow chested, with thin, transparent skin, weakened by loss of animal fluids, with great nervous debility, emaciation and amative tendencies. Great susceptibility to external impressions, to light, sound, odors, touch, electrical changes, thunder-storms is also marked. In scalp skin of forehead feels too tight. Itching of scalp, dandruff, falling out of hair in large bunches.
2. Arsenic Album [Ars-Alb]
Ars alb patient is marked by Great anguish and restlessness at the mental sphere. Scalp is very sensitive in open air. Head is in constant motion. Scalp itches intolerably; circular patches of bare spots; rough, dirty, sensitive, and covered with dry scales; nightly burning and itching; dandruff. Scalp is very sensitive and cannot brush hair.
3. Thuja Occidentalis [Thuja]
The main action of Thuja is on the skin with ill effects from vaccinations. Thuja has white, scaly dandruff; hair dry and falling out in bunches. Emotionally sensitive with fixed ideas for every thing.
4. Kalium Muriaticum [Kali Mur]
Kali Mur is one of the best remedies for Dandruff. Indicated in cases of dandruff with scaling and thick crust formation Characteristic tongue of Kali Mur is White or gray coating of base of tongue, and expectoration of thick, white phlegm.
5. Sanicula Aqua [Sanicula]
Sanicula child is very cranky and irritable always wants to be carried and constantly needing breast milk. They are better in open air. Crankiness and irritability are the keynote indications for the prescription of the remedy. They have profuse scaly dandruff with soreness behind ears.
6. Badiaga [Badiaga]
Badiaga is usually in muscular problems which are aggravated from motion but has also good action on dandruff when it is indicated. Dandruff on scalp sore like dry, tettery like scales. Dull and dizzy feeling in head.
7. Kalium Sulphuricum [Kali Sulph]
Ailments in Kali Sulph are accompanied by profuse desquamation. Dandruff on scalp with discharge which are yellow, mucoid or serous discharges, profuse and intermittent.
8. Ammonium Muriaticum [Amm Mur]
It is especially adapted to fat and sluggish patients who have respiratory and skin troubles. Hair falls out, with itching in scalp and dandruff. Head feels full and compressed which is worse in mornings.
9. Medorrhinum [Medo]
Medo is one of the most deep acting remedies in homeopathy curing many chronic problems like depression, rheumatism, dandruff etc. Indicated in itching of scalp with burning pains. Dryness of hair.
10. Cochlearia Armoracia [Coch Arm]
It is specific for dandruff and acts by local applications.