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What is The Best Treatment for Scalp Eczema?
What is The Best Treatment for Scalp Eczema?

What is The Best Treatment for Scalp Eczema?

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 Dr Batra’s™  January 18, 2021

Eczema that affects the scalp may sometimes be seborrheic dermatitis, which is a form of dandruff. According to The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD), scalp eczema tends to affect babies under the age of 3 months. In babies, scalp eczema is known as cradle cap. It usually clears up between the ages of 6 months and 1 year, but can return during puberty. In adults, scalp eczema tends to start during their late adolescence. It can also affect adults between the ages of 30 to 60.

Types of Eczema

An itchy and scaly scalp are the signs of scalp eczema. This condition is also called atopic dermatitis which has several forms. Although its symptoms are similar to seborrheic dermatitis, you may find that the affected areas can also ooze and weep. You could also get a skin condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. This chronic form primarily develops on oily areas of your skin, so it can affect your scalp, face and back.It can also affect other oily areas of the body, such as the nose, eyebrows and eyelids. Seborrheic dermatitis may cause:

  • Redness
  • Scaly patches
  • Swelling
  • Itchiness
  • Burning sensation.

Additionally, there is contact dermatitis that can occur at any age and appear anywhere on the body. It happens when an external object or substance causes irritation or an allergic reaction on the skin. According to a research study by the Kargar Journal, contact dermatitis typically develops after your skin comes into contact with any toxic material. For example, the ingredients in certain hair care products, your brush, or even a hair accessory can cause a flare-up. The most common allergy triggers that contribute to contact dermatitis include: nickel, cobaltor even strong fragrances.

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Scalp eczema can be a stubborn condition that persists for years. It can come and go without warning, or it may disappear on its own. Symptoms of scalp eczema can be effectively managed with some simple, yet effective eczema treatment:

  1. Wash your skin regularly: You must rinse the soap completely off your body and scalp. You should avoid harsh soaps and use a moisturizer, regularly. You can also avoid skin and hair products that contain alcohol as these can cause the eczema to flare up.
  2. Soften and remove scales from your hair: Apply essential oils such as olive oil on your scalp. Leave it in for an hour or so. Then comb or brush your hair and wash it. Additionally, you can also use tea tree oil and aloe vera gel. Tea tree oilcan be mixed in a shampoo and used on the affected area. You can also use an aloe vera gel product or cut a leaf of the plant and use it on your scalp.
  3. Shampoo facial hair regularly: Seborrheic dermatitis can be worse under moustaches and beards. You can shampoo your facial hair with natural hair care products until your symptoms improve. Moreover, shaving your beard or moustache, might ease your symptoms.
  4. Gently clean your eyelids: If your eyelids show signs of redness or scaling, wash them each night and wipe away scales with a cotton swab. Warm or hot compression may also be helpful, in case of swelling.
  5. Avoid styling products: You must stop using hair sprays, gels and other styling products, while you're treating the scalp eczema.
  6. Wear smooth-textured cotton clothing: This helps keep air circulating around the affected area and reduces skin irritation.
  7. Gently wash your baby's scalp: If your infant has cradle cap, wash the scalp with natural baby shampoo, once a day. Gently loosen the scales with a soft-bristle brush, before rinsing off the shampoo. If scaling persists, first apply essential oil on the scalp for a couple of hours.

In some cases, scalp eczema can clear up without any treatment. Treatment is often necessary to control the itchy, scaly skin symptoms and hair loss.

Read about the Dr Batra’s™eczema treatment:

What is The Best Treatment for Scalp Eczema?


Homeopathy Treatment for Scalp Eczema

Certain conventional oral medications for symptoms of eczema can suppress the body’s immune system. However, homeopathy treatment for eczema helps to control itching, prevents the spread of eczema and treats the symptoms of eczema, without any side-effects. Homeopathic medications are found to be more effective than other conventional treatments, in the long-term.

Dr Batra’s™ treatment combination of homeopathy and aesthetics can provide the best treatment for hair fall due to scalp eczema. If you experience hair thinning or hair loss due to scalp eczema, then aesthetic treatments, such as groHair or STMcell are very helpful.

Dr Batra’s™ eczema treatment is holistic and personalized that extends beyond just physical symptoms, thereby correcting the emotional concerns of the patient. We highly recommend that you take the Dr Batra’s™eczema evaluation test in order to assess the current state of your skin disease. The homeopathic specialist will customise your scalp eczema treatment after considering specific conditions of the skin. Book an appointment with us at Dr Batra’s™ and let our expert winning combination of homeopathy and technology provide the most suitable scalp eczema treatment for you.

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