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Dandruff is a harmless dry, white flake of skin that you brush off your collar or shoulders. However, it may be humiliating and unpleasant. Dandruff is not caused by frequency of hair washing, instead, it's all about your scalp's skin. The issue is that skin cells develop and die too quickly. It's not obvious why this happens. Malassezia, a common fungus, causes dandruff. The dandruff can be caused due to overreaction of the body with fungus.
Dandruff is classified by Ayurveda as Shudra Roga-Darunakam, which occurs when all three doshas are out of balance (Ayurvedic humor). Pitta and Vata are the two main doshas involved. Both doshas produce unique impurities termed ama, which are dry and hot in nature when they are inflamed. These toxins collect in the scalp's deep tissues, damaging them. Itching and spots on the scalp are caused by contamination of the deep tissues and an intensified Vata-Pitta Dosha. Because of these variables, the scalp loses a higher-than-normal number of dead epidermal cells, resulting in dandruff.
Treatment of dandruff in Ayurveda is elimination from its root cause, i.e. by balancing Vata and pitta dosha, and by using potent drugs to speed up the process. The treatment for dandruff includes multiple detoxifications, massage of head with herbal oils and intake of medications to balance doshas. This line of treatment has helped people live dandruff free flaunting hairs.

Dandruff & its Comorbidities.

Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp Psoriasis

In the initial stage, it is difficult to differentiate between Scalp Psoriasis and Dandruff. Both are common skin conditions which effect Scalp.
These two conditions also share similar symptoms like itchy, red, scaly skin which makes it even harder to differentiate between the two. Though two conditions look similar there are some other aspects where they differ from each other. As there are no tests available to diagnose these condition it can be done only through visual examination of the scalp by the doctor will able to make the diagnosis.

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Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common, chronic, superficial skin disorder causing scaly, itchy, red skin on the scalp, face, upper chest, back and other oily areas in the body.
Seborrheic dermatitis is one of the leading causes of stubborn dandruff and occurs in all age groups. This condition primarily affects the sebaceous cysts present in the skin.
People with oily skin are more likely to develop seborrheic dermatitis. It's a very bad case of oily skin dandruff. This common scalp ailment can produce red scaly areas and irritation in addition to flakes.

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Dry skin dandruff

Dry skin dandruff

This type of dandruff usually happens in winters as the weather becomes cold and indoor heating dries up the skin, including scalp. Overly drying a scalp can irritate it and cause it to shed skin cells. Dandruff flakes are tiny and white colored. This makes your scalp itchy.

Oily skin dandruff

Oily skin dandruff

Sebum, an oily fluid that helps moisturize and protect your skin, is produced by glands just beneath the surface of your skin. When these glands create too much sebum, your hair might become oily. Moreover, excess oil can clog together and irritate your scalp, leading to dandruff. The flakes of oily skin dandruff are larger than those of dry skin ones. The flakes might seem a little yellow rather than white, and they may also appear oilier. Seborrheic dermatitis is a next level severe condition of oily skin dandruff.

Fungus related dandruff

Fungus related dandruff

Malassezia is the type of fungus that causes dandruff and is found on every human skin. This condition may further lead to eczema in some people.

Disease related dandruff

Disease related dandruff

Psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis are just a few of the common skin conditions that can damage your scalp and create dandruff.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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patients ask about the program.

Thick or powdery flaking of the scalp which may or may not be associated with itching and bleeding on touch is known to be as Dandruff.

It is difficult to differentiate between Scalp Psoriasis, Seborrheic dermatitis and Dandruff. Both are common skin conditions which effect Scalp.
These two conditions also share similar symptoms like itchy, red, scaly skin which makes it even harder to differentiate between the two. Though two conditions look similar there are some other aspects where they differ from each other. As there are no tests available to diagnose these condition it can be done only through visual examination of the scalp by the doctor will able to make the diagnosis.

No, But Dandruff can be an underlying cause for Hair-fall

Yes. Ayurvedic treatments can cure Dandruff with complete treatment.

Dandruff is the most common scalp issue seen in 9 out of 10 people. Both male and female can be suffering from Dandruff irrespective of their age.

Ayurveda treatments for Dandruff is by targeting multiple functioning of the body as well as the root cause. Thus, the treatment protocol may majorly include internal medicines and external treatments.

Dandruff can lead to Eczema, Scalp Folliculitis, Scalp Psoriasis, Fungal infections, Hair-loss and baldness.

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