DANDRUFF

A skin condition characterized by greasy or dry white scales, with or without associated reddened skin.  Cradle cap is the term used when seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp of infants.Seborrheic dermatitis may involve the skin of the scalp, face, nose, eyebrows, behind the ears, in the external ear, and the skin of the trunk the cause is unknown. Seborrheic dermatitis appears to run in families.Stress, fatigue, weather extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin leaning,

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skin disorders. Such as acne, obesity,and use of lotions that contain alcohol may increase the risk ofseborrheic dermatitis. It is a chronic, recurring condition caused by inflammation of skin glands.  It is similar to dandruff in adults. (However, dandruff can also be caused by other scalp conditions). Cradle cap is not contagious, it is not caused by poor hygiene, it is not an allergy, and it is not dangerous. 

Cradle cap may or may not itch.  If itching is present, excessive scratching of the area may cause additional inflammation and breaks in skin may cause mild infections or bleeding. The tendency to develop seborrheic dermatitis appears inherited.  The severity can be lessened by controlling the risk factors and by careful attention to skin care.

Symptoms are skin lesion, patch or large area, greasy, oily areas of skin, skin scales, white and flaking or yellowish, oily, and adherent "dandruff", patches may include the scalp, eyebrows, nose, forehead, or ears, itching, usually painless unless infected, mild redness, Hair loss may also be associated with this disease.

In homoeopathy medicine like Kali sulph, Thuja, Graph are used for the treatment. The proper analysis of the case with the qualified homoeopathic physician will give the better results.