Dandruff is one of the most common ailments affecting the scalp. Dandruff is nothing but excessive scaling of dead cells of the skin of the scalp. As we are aware, the body undergoes constant but gradual renewal every 24 hours. However, when it is a much faster renewal of the skin, it becomes visible in the form of scales, which we call dandruff.
Excessive and obvious scaling of skin which is visible in the form of white (grey), the flaky substance
2.Itching, oily skin,
3.Irritation or redness of the underlying skin. It tends to be chronic (long-lasting) as well as recurring.
Dandruff could be of two major types:
a. Dry (flakes appear silvery and white)
b. Moist (where the flakes appear pale yellowish with an unpleasant smell.)
While concluding the exact diagnosis of dandruff,doctor often requires ruling out other underlying diseases, which often resemble present like dandruff: They are
There must be evaluation of case history and the exact diagnosis could be arrived at by a close clinical examination. No biopsy is required.
MEZERIUM:Useful for those cases of chronic dandruff having thick scabs which are hard to remove.There is painful mark on scalp and possibly scars.
THUJA-Useful for dandruff where the patients have oily hair.There is itching on scalp.Given when person is having oily face with or without acne or pimples.
PHOSPHORUS-Useful for dandruff which fall out in cloud.
Arsenic Album-Usefull for dandruff with severe ithig in scalp.