A type of alternative medicine, homeopathy has been used for centuries to treat various health issues. Homeopathy treatment focuses on treating the whole person rather than just treating the symptoms of a particular disease.
Homeopathy is a system of “treatment” in which highly diluted substances are used in order to heal the body naturally. Among the illnesses that can be treated with homeopathy are both physical and psychological, including asthma and depression.
As a system of beliefs, homeopathy has been remarkably successful in treating health issues.
Homeopathy remedies for Seborrheic dermatitis
Trying to find a natural way to treat your disease without side effects?
If yes, then you are in the right direction. Various natural remedies for Seborrheic dermatitis are very effective.
In this blog, you will get to know about homeopathic medicines and treatments for Seborrheic dermatitis.
What is Seborrheic dermatitis?
Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as seborrheic eczema, is a non-contagious skin disorder characterized by red, inflamed skin covered by flaky, dry, or greasy scales majorly on the scalp, though other areas like the face, behind the ears, eyelashes, eyebrows, chest may also be involved. Dandruff is a type of seborrheic dermatitis with flakes or scales on the scalp but without inflammation of the skin. In infants (babies less than one year of age), seborrheic dermatitis is known as cradle cap. It is a long-term condition and runs a remitting and relapsing course. It does not arise from uncleanliness or an infection.
Homeopathic Treatment Of Seborrheic Dermatitis
As a treatment for seborrheic dermatitis, homeopathy works wonderfully. It treats both, acute and chronic seborrheic dermatitis, effectively. Homeopathic medicines reduce the intensity and frequency of flare-ups of seborrheic dermatitis, to begin with. Then, over time, the condition is treated and fades away. Also, these medicines boost the body’s self-healing mechanism, thus making it strong enough to fight seborrheic dermatitis on its own.
7 Homeopathic Medicines For Seborrheic Dermatitis
The best homeopathic medicines for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis are Kali Sulphuricum, Natrum Mur, Graphites, Phosphorus, Thuja Occidentalis, Calcarea Carb, and Arsenic Album.
1. Kali Sulphuricum – Top Remedy For Seborrheic Dermatitis
Kali Sulphuricum is the most frequently prescribed medicine for seborrheic dermatitis. The key feature of using this medicine is yellow, sticky flakes on the scalp. The scales are greasy and moist. Itching on the scalp may occur that gets worse from heat. In some cases, there is hair loss.
When and How to use Kali Sulphuricum?
This medicine proves most effective for cases with yellow sticky flakes on the scalp. It works best in low potency especially ‘X’ potencies. Kali Sulphuricum 6X, 4 tablets for adults and 2 tablets for children, can be taken three to four times a day.
2. Natrum Mur – For White Coloured Flakes With Redness Underneath
Natrum Mur is the most effective medicine for seborrheic dermatitis with white flakes on the scalp and redness on the skin beneath. In a few cases needing it, crusts are present on the head and neck along the margins of the hair. There is marked itching on the scalp and neck. Hair fall can be prominent with white flakes. The skin on hairy parts is greasy and this medicine is required.
When and How to use Nat Mur?
It can be used in cases with specific white flakes on the scalp. The recommended dose of this medicine in the majority of cases is Natrum Mur 6X to be taken three to four times a day.
3. Graphites – To Manage Scales And Itching
Graphites is a well-indicated medicine for cases having excessive scales on the scalp along with intense itching. It is prominently indicated when scales form on top of the head (vertex). It is attended with pain in touch. Scales may extend behind the ears, on the margins of eyelids, and mustache area (in males) in some cases. The scales reduce after washing but reappear. There is matting together of hair and in some cases hair fall is noted.
4. Phosphorus – For Excessive Flakiness And Hairfall
Phosphorus is highly suitable when there is excessive flakiness on the scalp along with hair fall. Sometimes dry scabs are present on the scalp. The hair appears to fall in bunches or from some particular spots on the scalp. Itching on the scalp is present that gets worse from scratching. A burning sensation on the scalp can be felt as well. In a few cases, sweating on the scalp is noticeable.
5. Thuja Occidentalis – For White Flakes With Itching, Stinging On the Scalp
Thuja Occidentalis is a natural remedy sourced from the plant Arbore Vitae. It is an important medicine to help cases where white flakes on the scalp form along with itching and stinging sensation. There is relief from scratching. The flakiness may extend to the ears. The hair may be dry, along with hair fall.
6. Calcarea Carb – For Scales On Scalp With Increased Sweating
The use of this medicine is considered in cases where scaliness is attended with increased sweating over the scalp. The yellowish-white scales can be thin or thick. In some cases, the scales are dry while in others moist
7. Arsenic Album – For Dry Scales Or Crusts With Burning Sensation On the Scalp
The last medicine on the list to treat seborrheic dermatitis is Arsenic Album. Its use is prescribed when there are dry scales or crust over the scalp along with a burning sensation. The crusts may extend down to the forehead and ears in a few cases. The burning sensation gets worse in the evening. It can be attended with itching as well.
Cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis
Why seborrheic dermatitis occurs is still a question? However, certain factors are thought to play a role in its development. They include:
1. Mallasezia (a type of yeast) mainly mallasezia globose, found on the scalp: its overgrowth and irritation by toxic substances produced by it is said to cause seborrhoeic dermatitis.
2. Genetic predisposition: A person having a family history of seborrheic dermatitis is at risk of getting affected by it.
3. Weak immune system
4. Oily/greasy skin
5. Increased level of androgen hormone and increased levels of skin lipids
Signs And Symptoms Of Seborrheic Dermatitis
1. Inflamed, flaky skin on the scalp. It is the main sign of seborrheic dermatitis. The flakes vary from yellow to white to grayish. Despite the flakes, the skin on the scalp remains greasy.
Which area is affected by seborrheic dermatitis? The area involved mainly is the one where the skin is oily and greasy. Most commonly it occurs on the scalp, eyebrows, beard, mustache, eyebrows, sides of the nose, and behind the ears. However less commonly, in some cases, it may affect the armpits, chest, groin area, buttocks, around the navel, back, and the area below the breasts.
2. Crust formation: In some cases, greasy skin may be covered by crusts
3. Skin redness
4. Itching and burning on the affected skin
5. Hair loss in the affected part
Who Gets Affected By Seborrheic Dermatitis?
Though it can occur in both males and females, its occurrence is more common in men than women. It can affect persons of any age group, it is common in babies less than 3 months of age, and adults between 30 to 60 years of age.
Trigger Or Worsening Factors For Seborrheic Dermatitis
There are certain factors that can trigger or worsen seborrheic dermatitis. These include stress, change of season, cold dry weather, sleep deprivation, use of harsh soaps, hormonal changes, history of skin complaints like psoriasis, acne, certain medicines like lithium psoralen, and obesity.
I am Dr.(BHMS) Shikha the founder of Ekayan healthcare. With 12 years of experience, I aim to provide my patients with safe, gentle, and effective treatment. As a Homeopathy doctor, I work on the target that “the body can cure itself,” and with this idea. I have treated so many patients with my experience and skills and will do so on.