Homeopathy For Dandruff
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Dandruff is a shedding of dead cells of skin which is
accompanied with itching and redness. Research on the etiology
of dandruff has focused on the role of a fungus normally found on the human
scalp and skin. The exact reason for the cell turnover that causes dandruff and other hyper-proliferative
skin disorders is unknown but causes such as diet,
hormones, and vitamin deficiencies are related as well as antibiotic
use and yeast overgrowth.
Symptoms of Dandruff
- White, oily-looking flakes of dead skin in your hair and
on your shoulders.
- Itchiness and flakiness of skin
- Scalp can be either excessively dry or oily.
- Intermittent phases alternating with burning itching and
scaling actively increased during winter with remissions during summer this
may be effect from sunlight
- Scalp appearance ranging from mild patchy scaly adherent
crust, plaques are rare they spread from scalp to forehead and posterior of
neck and ear folds,.
- Red and greasy patches of skin and feeling tingly on skin
- Depending upon the severity duration and progression of
disease we can do biopsy examination and fungal culture test to find out the
Causes Of Dandruff
- Poor hygiene.
- Excessive use of chemical hair products.
- Dry skin.
- Seasonal changes
- Yeast like fungal infection - Fungus malassezia
- Allergic sensitivity and individual susceptibility.
- Overgrowth of skin cells that make up the scalp may cause
dandruff. It is not known what accelerates this cell growth.
- Dandruff causes have been attributed to dry skin, oily
skin, shampooing too often or not often enough.
- Use of too many chemical hair products. (e.g., hair
Other Factors Known To Trigger Dandruff Include
- Hormonal imbalance.
- Poor health.
- poor hygiene
- Use of electric hair curlers or blow dryers.
- Allergic hypersensitive.
- Lack of rest.
- Emotional stress.
- Excessive consumption of sugar, fat, starch.
- Improper nutrition.
- Heredity predisposition.
- Stress and anxiety. Cold weather and dry indoor heating.
- Sometimes sensitivities to certain hair-care products or
hair dyes can cause a red, itchy, scaling scalp.
Homeopathic Remedies for Dandruff
Falling out of hair; scalp itches and is
numb. Intolerable itching when getting warm in bed. A very general condition
corresponding to this drug is dryness of mucous membranes and skin, and
tendency to paretic muscular states.. Disposition to colds in the head; dry,
- Ammonium muriaticum
Itching of scalp, dandruff, falling out of
hair in large bunches. Especially adapted to those who are fat and sluggish;
or large and fat, but legs too thin.
- Arsenicum album
Scalp itches intolerably; circular patches of
bare spots; rough, dirty, sensitive, and covered with dry scales; nightly
burning and itching; dandruff. Scalp very sensitive; cannot brush hair.
Mentally restless, but physically too weak to move. Great prostration.
Aggravation after midnight, from cold in general.
Dandruff; scalp sore, dry, tetter-like. Dull,
dizzy feeling in head; with sensation of enlargement and fullness
- Baryta carbonica
Dandruff. Brain feels as if loose. Hair falls
out. Confusion.Specially indicated in infancy and old age. This remedy
brings aid to scrofulous children, especially if they are backward mentally
and physically, take cold easily,
- Bryonia Alba
Seborrhśa. Hair very greasy. Sensitive scalp;
every hair pains. Averse to least motion, even of distant parts. Dry,
burning heat; with aggravation of all symptoms.
- Carboneum sulphuratum
Chronic skin diseases with much itching. Very
useful in patients broken down by abuse of alcohol. Sensitive patients worse
cold, wasted muscles, and skin and mucous membranes anesthetics.
- Calcarea carbonica
Itching of the scalp. Scratches head on
waking. Scalp itches; on awaking. Adapted to Fat, flabby; who sweats easily.
Scrofulous constitution. Patient is fat, fair, and flabby; takes cold
easily. Averse to work or exertion.
Dandruff. Dryness of scalp. Humid, itching
eruption on hairy scalp, emitting a fetid odor. patients who are rather
stout, of fair complexion, with tendency to skin affections and
constipation, fat, chilly, and costive, take cold easily. Has a particular
tendency to develop the skin phase of internal disorders.
- Heracleum sphondylium
Much fatty perspiration on head and violent
itching. Seborrhśa capitis.
- Kali carbonicum
Loose feeling in head. Dandruff with great
dryness of hair; falls out. Burning as from a mustard plaster.
- Kali sulphuricum
Dandruff and scalded. Ailments accompanied by
profuse desquamation. Applicable to the later stages of inflammation.
Dandruff; yellow scales in skin diseases. All ailments are worse in a warm
room and toward evening and better in cool, open air.
Great falling out of hair. Eczema; moist
oozing behind ears. Deep furrows on forehead. Premature baldness and gray
hair. Worse by pressure of clothes, warmth, and awaking. Better by cold
applications. Carbo-nitrogenoid constitution. Patient is thin, withered,
full of gas and dry.
- Magnesium carbonicum
Sticking pain in the side of the head on
which he lies, as if the hair was pulled; worse, mental exertion. Dandruff
itching of scalp worse in damp weather.
- Medorrhinum Nosode
Hair dry, crispy. Itching of scalp; copious
dandruff. Medorrhinum is a remedy which is predominantly indicated for the
people who are very comfortable at night. Medorrhinum symptoms are worse in
White scaly dandruff. Affections of external
head; scaly eruption, white scabs. Patient is very sensitive to cold.
One-sided symptoms; whole or partial numbness of one side of scalp. Violent,
Irritative burning, itching, burning smarting, burning boring, etc. with
coldness of part affected. Worse at night, warmth of bed, fire, cold air,
drafts, damp weather, by motion and touch. Better by wrapping up and in open
- Natrum muriaticum
Dandruff, greasy, oily, scalp. Dry eruptions,
especially on margin of hairy scalp. Itching and burning of hair follicles.
Alopecia. Eczema; raw, red, inflamed, especially in the edges of hair worse
from eating too much salt. Great emaciation; losing flesh while living well.
Great liability to take cold.
Itching of scalp, dandruff, falling out of
hair in large bunches. Dandruff, falls out in clouds; baldness of single
spots. Adapted to tall slender persons of sanguine temperament, fair skin,
delicate eyelashes, find blond or red hair, quick perceptions, and very
sensitive nature. Young people, who grow too rapidly, are inclined to stoop;
who are chlorotic or anaemic.
Corrosive itching on forehead and edge of
hair; worse from heat. Violent Itching, scalp sensitive and numb. Nocturnal
burning. Very sensitive skin; slightest friction causes soreness and
chapping. Numbness of scalp
Hair matted. Hair dry, lusterless,
rough. Dirty, dingy look of the patients’ skin. Intolerable itching; worse,
from warmth of bed. Sebaceous glands secrete excessively; oily skin. Wants
to wash parts affected. Worse by warmth. Dull tangled hair.
Hair falls out. Roots of hair sensitive.
Itching; not relieved by scratching. Patient is indifferent, very sad, weeps
- Sanicula aqua
Profuse scaly dandruff. Patient looks old and
thin. Body smells like old cheese. Water smells like old, musty rain water.
Craves bacon, or ice cold milk.
Scalp dry, falling of hair; worse, washing.
Dryness and heat of scalp with instance Itching, especially at night, and
scratching causes soreness; wetting makes it burn. Adapted to persons of a
scrofulous diathesis, Persons of nervous temperament, quick motioned, quick
tempered plethoric, skin excessively sensitive to atmospheric changes. Lean,
stoop-shouldered persons who walk and sit stooping; walk stooping like old
men. Standing is the worst position for Sulphur patients; they cannot stand;
every standing position is uncomfortable. Dirty, filthy people, prone to
skin affections. Aversion to being washed.
- Thuja occidentalis
White, scaly dandruff; hair dry and falling
out. Greasy skin of face. Hydrogenoid constitution, having Good humor.
Inclination to speak. Cheerful disposition without extravagance. An itching
on the occiput.