Homeopathic remedies to treat dandruff
Everybody has dandruff…well, at least at some point of time if not a regular problem. Weather, poor hygiene and excessive sweating are usually associated with dandruff; it is known to run in families as well [but not transferable]. But, in some, it is not due to these and in these people it is a persistent and treatable condition.
Human scalp sheds millions of cells every minute. These cells are subjected to the action of yeasts and bacteria that normally inhabit one’s scalp. This action is further facilitated by the sebum [oil] produced from the skin cells. The result is dandruff.
In most people this is mild and not very apparent. But if for some reason, the human skin gets unhealthy or begins to shed too many cells, becomes inflamed or is not in a situation to control the action of the bacteria and yeasts. Then dandruff becomes a big problem. These cases need treatment.
Also there are cases where dandruff co exists with some chronic conditions depicting a weak immune system. In any of these cases, the regular anti dandruff topical treatments may not be as effective as is desired. These cases need a strengthening of the immune system and regulation of the number of cells shed. This can happen only with a holistic approach as happens with homeopathic treatment.
It is important to identify why a person has excessive dandruff and treat the condition from the roots. For example if a case has chronic health problems associated with severe dandruff, just washing the scalp with anti dandruff chemicals is not the solution. It is just going to come back. Where as, if the immune system is treated, taking into consideration the whole disease picture of the person, then alone will the dandruff reduce and stay away, along with the healing of the body in total. This is the homeopathic philosophy.
A word of caution, it is better to get the dandruff examined by a physician than to neglect as dandruff can many times be an indication of a deeper skin disease, such as tinea or psoriasis [in this case, they are no longer dandruff]
There are many wonderful remedies to dandruff in homeopathy [to be taken with qualified prescription only]
Calc sulph, Graph, Merc, Mez, Nat mur, Phos, Petr, Psor, Sulph, Thuja, etc