Dandruff is usually a condition of chronic scalp in which itching and flaking of skin can be seen very oftenly. In serious conditions inflammation of the skin occurs which is also known as seborrhoic dermatitis(in babies this is called as cradle cap). It is not a contagious condition or serious condition but can be embarrassing.
According to Ayurveda, dandruff is caused by imbalanced state of all the three doshas but primary doshas are kapha and vata. This comes under darunaka included under kshudra roga (susruta) and kaphaj roga(vagbhatta).
This can be an irritative disease of the scalp region which leads to shedding of dead tissue from the scalp with itching sensation. Causes can be-oily skin or dry skin with not shampooing enough, yeast , sensitivity to hair care products etc.
Q.1What is the cause of dandruff?
Ans.The cause can be oily or dry skin, stress factors, improper diet ,infections(fungal), improper hygiene, use of chemicals, hair styling products etc.
Q.2Can dandruff result in hairfall?
Ans. Not usually but if left untreated, itching and inflammed scalp leads to temporary hair loss.
Q.3 Do I need to go to the doctor?
Ans. Dandruff do not require doctor’s visit but if there is recurrent episodes and you are facing severe inflammation and itching you can consult a doctor.
Q.4 How to get rid of dandruff?
Ans. Chemical free anti dandruff shampoo,home remedies like use of curd hair mask, applying lemon juice , aloevera on your scalp, oiling and proper care will help to get rid of dandruff.
Q.5 What are the complications of dandruff?
Ans. Least chances but the treatment you are using can show adverse reactions and some products can irritate your scalp, just be aware what you are using in your hair care products. Consult your doctor if you have dandruff or seborrhoeic dermatitis and is not improving by medicated shampoos and other things this may leads to patches contains fluid or pus, red extreme painful patches.
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