Dandruff is a type of a skin disorder that influences the scalp. It is a condition which affects head portion and produces dry, white chips of dead skin that are shed from the scalp. When the scalp is scratched or the hair is brushed, the scales from the scalp is fall like snowflakes and settle on the shoulder, eye brows, and dress. It does not cause hair loss. The person may experience signs of eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhea, if white flakes are persisting for a long time. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) such as yoga, Ayurveda, homeopathy etc. play prominent role in the remedial measures of the condition and has very effective solutions.


Causes Of Dandruff

  • Mental stress and skin problem
  • Unhygienic scalp
  • Dry skin
  • Red and oily skin
  • Excessive use of shampoo
  • Hair treatments through different chemicals i.e. lotions
  • Hormonal imbalance and immune factors
  • Chronic illness
  • Allergic hypersensitive

Symptoms Of Dandruff

  • Scaling of skin in the form of white and snowflakes
  • Peeling scalp
  • Scalp itching and redness
  • Red blisters on the scalp
  • Inflammation
  • Dry facial skin
  • Psoriasis-excessive flaking
  • Seborrheic dermatitis-inflamed skin

Sometimes, various kinds of shampoos or other chemical may react adversely and cause infection, pus or redness.

Risk Factors

  • Use of highly acidic and alkaline shampoo
  • Powerful chemicals
  • Oily hair is more susceptible
  • Young people are more prone to white flakes
  • Unbalanced diet and nutritional deficiencies

Ayurveda as a holistic medicine is a highly useful natural remedy for the dandruff treatment, white flakes, baldness, grey of hair, and hair fall. Many Ayurvedic herbs and medicines are available for the treatment of this condition. Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre, Tripunithura is a best place that peovides ayurveda treatment for dandruff in Kerala. Dr. R.S.Roy has a vast experience in the field of skin and allergic diseases. Amrita Ayurveda has many branches in Kerala.

 

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