Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Modern Diagnostics
Ayurvedic Doctor, Thiruvalla
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What is the other name for Dandruff?
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Description for Answer: Dandruff is also known as Seborrhoea. This is a condition that causes a flaky influx on the scalp and leads to dryness which can also trigger a lack of self-confidence. This condition may be caused due to bad lifestyle choices like a poor diet and excessive smoking and drinking. Also, it may be triggered by a dry scalp and stress as well as hormonal imbalances.
What are the side-effects and symptoms of dandruff?
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Dandruff can cause a number of symptoms. The dead skin cells can fall as flakes from the scalp and create a mesh of white lint on your clothing and skin. Also, this condition can cause skin problems like pimples and acne which can spread over the face, neck and shoulders. It can also create too much of oil secretion from the glands and leave lots of eruptions. Further, it can also cause a condition like a cradle cap which is a thick and crust like a rash that may appear on the scalp and is most commonly seen in newborn babies.
Coconut Oil cannot be used to treat dandruff at home. True or False?
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Coconut oil is an excellent way to treat dandruff. You can mix equal parts of coconut oil and lemon juice so that it can be applied to the scalp. This will help in nourishing the scalp and the hair even as it helps in removing the dryness from the scalp so that dandruff can be prevented and removed. You will have to leave the mixture on your hair for 20 minutes before washing it off with shampoo.
Curd can be used as a home remedy for dandruff. True or False?
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Curd is also a good ingredient that can be used for treating dandruff. This element is filled with probiotics or good bacteria. This will help in moisturising the scalp without making it too oily. This helps in removing existing dandruff and preventing a spread of further dandruff. You can apply it to your scalp and let it sit for about an hour before washing it off with a mild shampoo.
Apple Cider Vinegar can be used without water for treating dandruff. True or False?
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Apple cider vinegar is a good element for treating a number of skin and hair problems. But you will need to use it with water so that it is well diluted. You can apply a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar to rub on your scalp before washing it off with shampoo.