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Dandruff Treatment

OVERVIEW

Dandruff, also known as Seborrheic Dermatitis, is a common skin condition that affects mainly the scalp. It can also occur on oily areas of the body, such as the face, back and upper chest.

The skin consists of sebaceous glands which release sebum or oil that lubricates hair and skin. The excess production of oil(sebum) leads to build-up and causes flaking of the skin. The itchy, white, and scaly flakes are a common characteristic of dandruff.

The condition can occur at any age, although it is most common during three age periods: infancy(first three months of life), during puberty and in adulthood with an apex at 40 - 60 years of age.

(Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4852869/.)

Dandruff affects half of the population in the world. If the condition is left untreated, the inflammation of the skin and excessive scratching can cause hair loss and skin conditions such as acne.

Visible symptoms like white, scaly flakes and physical discomfort such as itching are annoying and emotionally distressing. It negatively impacts the self-esteem and self-confidence of an individual as well. As dandruff can also occur on the face, it can significantly affect the quality of life and causes psychological distress too.

If you are suffering from dandruff then contact Dandruff Experts at Dr Batra’s UAE for homeopathic dandruff treatment and effective remedies. (Book an appointment)

What causes dandruff?

The exact cause of dandruff is yet unknown. A combination of factors such as

  • stress
  • genetics
  • medications
  • weather
  • immune system response
  • fungus

can cause the condition.

Fungal Infection

A fungal infection which involves a yeast Malassezia Furfur is one of the major causes of dandruff. The microorganism resides on the skin and usually causes no problems. However, in some people, the presence of Malassezia and its growth makes the skin secrete more oil or sebum. This evokes an inflammatory response leading to redness and itching, which in turn leads to dandruff.

Genetics

Experts believe that gene mutations can make an individual more susceptible to dandruff. The mutations lead to protein-deficiency, thus unable to control fungal overgrowth.

Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions can cause dandruff (Seborrheic Dermatitis) in individuals. Some of them are listed below:

  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Neurological conditions such as epilepsy and traumatic spinal cord or brain injury
  • Recovering from a heart attack or a stroke
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Chronic Alcoholic Pancreatitis
  • Certain psychiatric conditions like eating disorder or depression
  • Down Syndrome
  • Zinc Deficiency

Medications

Certain medications can cause Seborrheic Dermatitis. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • -Buspirone
  • -Lithium
  • -Haloperidol decanoate
  • -Chlorpromazine

Immune System

Some experts believe that dandruff may be related to an immune system disorder. Also, people with weak immune systems, like HIV/AIDS patients, are at a higher risk of having dandruff.

Other Factors

Apart from medicines and health-related factors; Seborrheic Dermatitis can be triggered by various other factors such as:

  • Cold weather
  • Dry climate
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Excessive stress
  • Hormonal changes

Homeopathy is an efficient remedy for dandruff. Contact Dandruff Experts at Dr Batra’s for effective dandruff treatment.

What are the symptoms of dandruff?

Dandruff can sometimes look similar to diseases like psoriasis, fungal infections, rosacea, and atopic dermatitis. Few of the distinct symptoms are listed below:

  • Severe itching of the scalp
  • Red, swollen skin
  • Excessive white, powdery skin flakes on the scalp, hair, eyebrows or beard
  • Related hair loss due to inflammation or scratching
  • Acceleration of the onset of male-pattern hair loss
  • Moist, sticky, and greasy appearance of the hair

In infants, dandruff affects the face, scalp, and it can develop in the diaper area and skin folds. Adults experience recurrent bouts and periods of remission. It can show up:

  • In the groin
  • Around the navel
  • In the middle of the chest
  • On the buttocks
  • Under the breasts
  • Around the nose
  • On the eyelids
  • Behind the ears

How is dandruff treated?

Over-the-counter shampoos, creams and lotions are some of the conventional remedies used for dandruff treatment. Using such products does not guarantee long-term relief and the chances of recurrence are high.

Homeopathic medicines treat the root cause of the problem and help in the reduction of Itching, Dandruff, Frequency and Duration of complaints. Additionally, it helps in:

  • Controlling overactive oil glands
  • Correcting the underlying health problems such as thyroid and zinc deficiency
  • Treating related complaints like stress
  • Improving self-confidence, self-esteem and overall quality of life

Benefits of Homeopathic Treatment for Dandruff

  • Homeopathic medicines are effective and do not cause any side-effects.
  • Customized homeopathy dandruff treatment is provided after considering the patient’s medical history, physical symptoms and emotional needs. The holistic treatment approach provides long-lasting relief.
  • No side-effects
  • Long-term relief
  • Treatment in the early stages yields better results.
  • Advanced stages of the disorder also respond very well to extended homeopathic dandruff treatment.

Why Choose Dr Batra's™ for Dandruff Treatment?

Personalized Treatment
Dandruff causes significant discomfort to an individual. The social embarrassment of regular itching and visible flakes may lead people to social anxiety and self-isolation. This can negatively impact the self-confidence and the self-image of the patient. Stress and anxiety as well are a result of this condition.

At Dr Batra’s™, the team of expert homeopathic doctors and trichologists offer personalized solutions for dandruff treatment.

A holistic treatment approach is taken, where physical symptoms and the psychological impact on the patient is considered. The doctors thereafter customize a dandruff treatment plan for the best results.

How do you diagnose dandruff?

Dandruff treatment at Dr Batra’s™

  • Scalp skin analysis through video-microscopy is done to check the extent of scalp damage and the intensity of scaling. This painless test magnifies the scalp up to 200 times.
  • Wood’s lamp diagnosis to check the causative factor. It is a procedure that uses ultraviolet light to detect fungal or bacterial skin infections.
  • Depending on the aforementioned analysis, homeopathy treatment for dandruff is determined.

FAQs

Is dandruff contagious?

No. Dandruff is not contagious. It is a common skin condition that affects the scalp. A combination of factors such as stress, genetics, medications, weather, immune system response and fungus can cause the condition.

How long do I have to take homeopathy dandruff treatment?

Dandruff is a chronic disorder of the scalp and requires long-term treatment. It generally gets better with homeopathy dandruff treatment. But recurring dandruff will require extensive treatment to get long-term relief.

Why dandruff is more common in men?

Dandruff is more common in men. But the exact reasons are yet unknown. Some experts believe that testosterone hormone plays a significant role in males with dandruff conditions. Homeopathy dandruff treatment can help males and females experiencing dandruff problems.

What are the complications caused by dandruff if left untreated?

Dandruff can lead to hair loss. The visible flakes and regular itching can cause socially embarrassing situations. It can negatively impact the self-esteem and self-confidence of an individual in the long run. Homeopathic dandruff treatment in the early stages gives the best results.

I have redness, itching and flakes in my eyebrows. Is it dandruff?

This is an extreme form of dandruff. Homeopathy is an effective remedy for this skin condition. Consult dandruff experts at Dr Batra’s for dandruff treatment. Contact us today!

Is dandruff common? What is the treatment available?

Dandruff is one of the most common skin conditions in the world. Homeopathy dandruff treatment is helpful in treating the root cause of the dandruff problem and provides long-term relief.

Can home remedies help in treating dandruff?

Home remedies may give temporary relief only. Medical treatment is essential for treating dandruff. Homeopathy dandruff treatment effectively controls sebum or oil secretion. It treats the underlying health conditions causing dandruff. At Dr Batra’s, personalized homeopathy dandruff treatment is provided after assessing the symptoms for long-term relief.

Is dandruff a life-threatening medical condition?

No. Dandruff is a common condition that affects people worldwide. It is not life-threatening but the condition can cause severe emotional distress. Homeopathic dandruff treatment is very effective in treating this condition.

How is homeopathic dandruff treatment helpful?

Homeopathic dandruff treatment is effective at all stages of dandruff. Homeopathy medicine provides relief without any side-effects. It treats the root cause of the problem and reduces the possibility of recurrence.

What are some self-help measures or remedies I can take for dandruff?

Keep the scalp clean by washing regularly. You should protect your hair from pollution. In case you have severe dandruff, contact dandruff experts at Dr Batra’s here for effective dandruff treatment.