Dandruff is a skin condition characterized by the appearance of flakes of dead skin from the scalp in the hair. The sensation of itchiness in areas of the scalp is a common symptom of this condition. The condition is not contagious and cannot be passed from person to person. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), approximately 50% of the world's population suffers from dandruff, and it can be treated and managed, with effective dandruff treatment.
Dandruff is caused by a fungus called Malassezia Globosa, which feeds on the oils that exist on most scalps. When oil breaks down, it produces oleic acid. Some people are allergic to oleic acid, which causes excessive scalp skin shedding. This skin condition wreaks havoc on the scalp. As the skin layers are constantly replaced, cells are pushed outward, where they die and flake off.
Although dandruff flakes may appear similar, they can be caused by different types of scalp conditions. Knowing what type of dandruff you have is essential before you start your dandruff treatment at our clinics in Dubai.
Dry Skin Dandruff
The most common condition that occurs in the winter is dry skin dandruff. It is caused by taking a hot bath, which causes your scalp to become extremely dry and flaky. This type of dandruff is very common in people with dry, curly hair.
Fungal Malassezia is a naturally occurring component of the skin and scalp. This fungus thrives on excess oil on the scalp, producing oleic acid which causes skin cells to clump together, and results in white flakes.
Oil-related dandruff occurs when sebum oil accumulates on the scalp. This oil is stored by the scalp glands and causes clumps of dead skin cells and dirt which result in itchy flakes.
Some skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, cause an overproduction of skin cells, resulting in scaly skin on the scalp. Dandruff is caused when these skin cells come into contact with sebum oil and dirt.
Seborrheic dermatitis causes severe redness, sores, and itching of the scalp. It is primarily visible on the back of the head and neck.
Dandruff does not directly cause hair loss. The itching caused by dandruff affects the hair follicles, which can result in some hair loss. Dandruff might increase hair loss in people with androgenetic alopecia.
According to a study published in Researchgate, homeopathy dandruff treatment effectively treats seborrheic dermatitis. Homeopathy dandruff treatments are extremely effective and have no side effects.
Homeopathy is effective in treating a wide range of health problems with no side effects. In a 2002 clinical trial, two groups were assigned for the study of dandruff treatment. After 10 weeks of dandruff treatment, the group that received the homeopathic remedy in low doses showed significant improvement.
At Dr Batra’s® clinics in Dubai our homeopathic dandruff treatments strengthen the immunity system against the fungus that causes dandruff. Homeopathy helps to control overactive oil glands and treats the root cause for long-term results. Homeopathic treatment for dandruff at Dr Batra’s® clinics in Dubai also helps with stress and anxiety, which aggravate dandruff.
Itchy scalp and dandruff can be embarrassing, but it is critical to understand the root cause of dandruff to treat it with effective and safe dandruff treatment. Homeopathic dermatologists can determine what type of dandruff you are suffering from and recommend the best dandruff treatment option suitable for you.
Over 1.5 million people have been successfully treated by Dr Batra's® Healthcare for a variety of ailments, including different types of dandruff.
At Dr Batra's®, our team of homeopathic specialists creates a personalized dandruff treatment plan based on the medical science of homeopathy. For the patient's overall well-being, we offer safe and effective homeopathy dandruff treatment as well as lifestyle, dandruff control, and hair care advice.