One common demonstration of seborrhea that affects the scalp is dandruff. Scalp seborrhea can also there as thick, flaky, localized patches of scale.
On the face, seborrhea produce reddish-brown, dry-looking, or thick, greasy scales on the eyebrows, sides of the nose, and at the back the ears.
Dandruff, also known as scurf or Pityriasis simplex capillitii, affects the scalp and causes flakes of skin to appear - it is a common condition
Most cases of dandruff can be treated with over-the-counter anti-dandruff shampoos. Head talc can also be tackle by following sure basic rules like a healthy diet, low stress lifestyle etc.
Just make sure that the difficulty is nipped in the bud and does not cross the limits where it becomes a source of embarrassment.
Causes of Dandruff
The actual cause of dandruff is not clear, but some doctors consider it is the either too much or too little oil being shaped by sebaceous glands in the scalp.
Sometimes there is fundamental fungal infection of the scalp.
Dandruff appears when the skin on the scalp sheds its dead cells, rather more quickly and copiously, than usual. It is more often than not worst on greasy skins. Dry white scales are shed on the clothes.
Symptoms of Dandruff
Flaking - It is the most embarrassing and widespread symptom of dandruff. It's a key signal that the skin cells on your scalp are shedding and being replaced at an accelerated rate.
Itching - Another sign of dandruff is too much itching in your head. Itching is actually a result of these dry flakes.
Redness - The third sign occur in more severe cases of dandruff are seborrhea. In this case, there is a visible ruddiness on the scalp, which may even be accompanied with inflammation of the scalp.
Treatment of Dandruff
Diet - Fried foods should be avoid. Reduce intake of fats, dairy products, sugars, chocolate, seafood, and peanuts. Increase green leafy vegetables and raw foods. Eat a whole foods diet.
Biotin – Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that helps to break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. A typical dosage for dandruff is 3,000 mcg two times per day.
Food sources of biotin take in brewer's yeast, nutritional yeast, whole grains, nuts, egg yolks, sardines, liver, cauliflower, bananas, and mushrooms.
- Vitamin B complex, especially vitamin B1 and B2.
- Vitamin A.
Home Remedies for Dandruff
Exposure of the head to the rays of the sun is also useful measure in the treatment of dandruff.
Warm 300 grams of coconut oil with 3 grams of black pepper. When it starts boiling stop heating, sieve with a fine cloth and keep in a bottle.
Massage with fingertips in the night gently. This is one more useful home remedy for dandruff.
The use of a teaspoon of fresh lime juice for the last rinse while wash hair is highly beneficial. It leaves the hair glowing and also removes stickiness and prevents dandruff.
Mash beetroot leaves in henna paste and be relevant on the head to prevent dandruff and hair fall. This is also effectual natural remedy for dandruff.
Rub the juice of snake gourd on the scalp for the treatment of dandruff.
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- Guest 8 years agoI think dandruff is a result of a bad diet. Anyone who has dandruff needs to seriously consider switching their diet around to healthier. They might think they are eating healthy. But, they need to start investigating a whole new diet.