Seborrheic dermatitis is a non-contagious skin disorder majorly affecting the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by red, inflamed skin covered by flaky, dry, or greasy scales on the scalp. In addition to the scalp, the face, area behind the ears, eyelashes, chest, and back may also be involved. It is also called seborrheic eczema.
In infants, seborrheic dermatitis is known by the name of cradle cap. It is a long term condition and runs a remitting and relapsing course. Dandruff is a type of seborrheic dermatitis with flakes or scales on the scalp but without inflammation of the skin.
Cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis
The exact cause of seborrhoeic dermatitis is not known. Irritation by toxic substances, produced by a type of yeast called Malassezia, mainly Malassezia Globosa, found on the scalp is said to cause seborrhoeic dermatitis. Genetic predisposition, weak immune system, obesity, oily/greasy skin are other factors that could lead to seborrhoeic dermatitis. Change of season, sleep deprivation, and stress makes the condition worse.
Symptoms of Seborrheic Dermatitis
The first noticeable symptom of seborrheic dermatitis is inflamed, flaky skin on the scalp. In spite of the flakes, the skin on the scalp remains greasy. Itching and burning on the scalp may also occur along with the flakes. The flakes vary from yellow to white to greyish in color. In addition to the scalp, the face, chest, and back may get involved. Also, dryness of the scalp is another symptom of seborrheic dermatitis.
Homeopathic Medicines for Seborrheic Dermatitis
Homeopathy works wonderfully well in treating seborrheic dermatitis. These medicines treat both acute and chronic seborrheic dermatitis effectively.
To start with, homeopathy medicines reduce the intensity and frequency of flare-ups of seborrheic dermatitis. In time, the condition is treated. Also, these medicines boost the self-healing mechanism of the body, thus making it strong enough to fight seborrheic dermatitis on its own.
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