Dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis

dandruffDandruff is a problem characterized by increased flaking of the skin over a prolonged period of time.

A small amount of dead, sloughed cells is part of normal skin function and does not amount to dandruff. We begin to consider dandruff only once the flaking becomes excessive and conspicuous and the color of the flakes changes from clear to white.

The propagation of the fungus that causes dandruff and the appearance of the flakes themselves are facilitated by the seborrhea, hormonal issues, diseases of the endocrine system, problems with the digestive tract, chronic infections, a weakened immune system, vitamin deficiencies, exhaustion, genetics, environmental factors, diet, and water quality.

Unfavorable conditions that can augment the pathological process include irritation caused by alkaline cleaning products, excessive perspiration, and cold winter weather.

It is important to determine the underlying cause of the problem, as the commonly-used name ‘dandruff’ actually covers three separate conditions: seborrheic dermatitis, seborrhea oleosa, and dandruff as such.

Treatment:

  • Homeopathic mesotherapy
  • An assortment of home care products
  • Laennec

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