Homeopathy has an insightful and deep understanding towards the treatment of dandruff. One thing is sure, which every patient should know, that dandruff may be a skin disease but it is not skin deep. It has deep roots and must be treated accordingly. The treatment prevents relapses and removes the tendency towards dandruff.
We strongly believe in understanding the totalistic causative factors while handling skin diseases, whereby the study of skin, mind, genetic influences and immunological matters put together determines the line of treatment.
Homeopathy is strictly against the use of local creams or lotions to treat deep seated skin diseases like dandruff because local applications provide only temporary relief. Most importantly the disease is pushed inwards and may attack other vital organs like heart, lungs, liver and so on.
Homeoapathy drugs are tested on healthy human beings before being applied to patients, hence they are very safe. The treatment has a very scientific approach to skin diseases as a whole including dandruff.
Generally, shampooing frequently to wash away flakes before they build up is the first step in treating dandruff. But it is difficult to shampoo enough to keep up with this extra shedding and most importantly shampooing may not stop the irritation or itching.
There are 73 homeopathy medicines which give great relief in dandruff (pityriasis capitis, seborrhea or scurf). However, the correct choice of remedies and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus treatment is tailor made for each individual patient unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same treatment.
Some of the drugs which may be used in a case of dandruff under an expert physician are Arsenicum album, Sepia, Sulphur, Calcarea carbonicum, Graphites, Mezereum and so on.
Results are usually observed within 4 to 9 weeks of treatment whereby dandruff reduces considerably and eventually the problem of dandruff is taken care off with persistent treatment for about a year and a half.
Last but not the least, homeopathy is a highly effective treatment for dandruff which is one of the major reasons for hair loss