Despite not being contagious or dangerous, dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition characterized by skin flaking on the scalp. It can be embarrassing and sometimes be challenging to treat.

Causes–Dandruff may arise from a number of reasons, such as:

Irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis).Seborrheic dermatitis, one of the most common causes of dandruff, is characterized by red, greasy skin covered in flaky white or yellow scales, and may also affect other areas of your body with oil glands, including your breastbone (sternum), your groin area, and occasionally your armpits.

Not shampooing often enough.Dandruff can develop if your hair doesn’t get washed frequently because of the buildup of scalp oils and skin cells.

A yeastlike fungus (malassezia).Most adults have malassezia on their scalps, but some people experience scalp irritation and possible increased skin cell growth.

It is unknown why malassezia irritates some scalps, but it causes extra skin cells to die and flake off, leaving behind white flakes in your hair or on your clothing.

Dry skin.You’ll likely have dry skin on other parts of your body, such as your legs and arms, too. Flakes from dry skin are typically smaller and less oily than those from other causes of dandruff, and redness or inflammation is unlikely.

Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis).A red, itchy, and scaly scalp can occasionally be brought on by sensitivities to specific ingredients in hair care products or hair dyes.

Symptoms –The condition may worsen during the fall and winter, when indoor heating can contribute to dry skin, and improve during the summer. -For the majority of teens and adults, dandruff symptoms are easy to spot: white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin that dot your hair and shoulders, as well as a possibly itchy, scaly scalp.

Cradle cap is a type of dandruff that can affect infants and causes a scaly, crusty scalp. Although it can be concerning for parents, cradle cap is not dangerous and typically clears up on its own. It is most common in newborns.

The likelihood of developing dandruff is high for almost everyone, but some factors may increase your risk:

Age.Although dandruff typically starts in adolescence and lasts through middle age, it doesn’t preclude older adults from experiencing the condition, and for some, it may last their entire lives.

Being male.Some scientists believe that male hormones might be involved in the increased prevalence of dandruff in men.

Oily hair and scalp.Dandruff is more likely to affect you if your skin and hair are overly oily because malassezia feeds on the oils in your scalp.

Certain illnesses.Adults with neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, as well as those with HIV infection or immune systems that have been weakened by other conditions are more likely to develop seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff for unknown reasons.


It is safe and effective to treat dandruff with homoeopathic medicines that have been carefully chosen.

Armoracia sat is regarded as a particular treatment for dandruff.

BADIAGA 6-Dandruff causes a sore, dry, and tatter-like scalp, and one of the best treatments is badiaga.

The scalp should also be covered in Badiaga oil.

KALISULPH 30Another successful treatment for dandruff is kali sulph; in this case, the scales are yellow.

PHOSPHORUS 30The best treatment for dandruff is phosphorus, which also helps with severe scalp itching and hair loss in large bunches.

THUJA OCCIDENTALIS 30White, scaly dandruff that causes hair to dry out and fall out can be treated with Thuja occ., an effective dandruff remedy.

Graphites is helpful for treating dandruff that is accompanied by skin eruptions like eczema, causes the scalp to become scaly and itchy, and causes hair to fall out.

LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200– Lycopodium clavatum is prescribed for dandruff that is accompanied by headaches, itchy scalp, and hair loss that comes out in bunches when combed.

NATRUM MURIATICUM 12XWhite dandruff that alternates with catarrh or a loss of smell, as well as dandruff that is worse on the scalp’s edge, respond best to natrum mur.

SANICULA 200When scaly dandruff appears on the eyebrows, scalp, or other hairy areas, Sanicula is recommended.

CALCAREA CARB 30-When dandruff causes pain when combing the hair at the root, calerea carb is an effective treatment.

CALCREA SULPH. 30Dandruff on the scalp that causes eruptions with thick yellow crusts, eczema or pimples brought on by dandruff, and hair loss can all be effectively treated with calerea sulph.

MEDORRHINUM 200– Medorrhinum can be used as a preventative treatment for dandruff, which is characterized by dry, crispy hair and itchy, flaky skin on the scalp.

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