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Top Rated Homeopathic Medicines for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as seborrheic eczema, is a non-contagious skin disorder characterized by red, inflamed skin covered by flaky, dry or greasy scales majorly on the scalp, though other areas like face, behind the ears, eyelashes, eyebrows, chest may also be involved. Dandruff is a type of seborrheic dermatitis with flakes or scales on the scalp but without inflammation of the skin. In infants (babies less than one year of age), seborrheic dermatitis is known as cradle cap. It is a long-term condition and runs a remitting and relapsing course. It does not arise from uncleanliness or an infection.

Homeopathic Treatment Of Seborrheic Dermatitis

Homeopathy works wonderfully well in treating seborrheic dermatitis. It treats both, acute and chronic seborrheic dermatitis, effectively. Homeopathic medicines reduce the intensity and frequency of flare-up of seborrheic dermatitis to begin with. Then, with the passage of time, the condition is treated and fades away. Also, these medicines boost the self-healing mechanism of the body, thus making it strong enough to fight seborrheic dermatitis on its own.

homeopathic medicines for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Homeopathic Medicines For Seborrheic Dermatitis

The best homeopathic medicines for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis are Kali Sulphuricum, Natrum Mur, Graphites, Phosphorus, Thuja Occidentalis, Calcarea Carb and Arsenic Album.

1. Kali Sulphuricum – Top Remedy For Seborrheic Dermatitis

Kali Sulphuricum is the most frequently prescribed medicine for seborrheic dermatitis. The key feature to use this medicine is yellow, sticky flakes on the scalp. The scales are greasy and moist. Itching on the scalp may occur that gets worse from heat. In some cases, there is hair loss.

When and How to use Kali Sulphuricum?

This medicine proves most effective for cases with yellow sticky flakes on scalp. It works best in low potency especially ‘X’ potencies. Kali Sulphuricum 6X , 4 tablets for adults and 2 tablets for children, can be taken three to four times a day.

2. Natrum Mur – For White Coloured Flakes With Redness Underneath

Natrum Mur is the most wonderful medicine for seborrheic dermatitis with white flakes on scalp and redness on skin beneath. In few cases needing it, crusts are present on the head and neck along the margins of the hair. There is marked itching on scalp and neck. Hair fall can be prominent with white flakes. The skin on hairy parts is greasy where this medicine is required.

When and How to use Nat Mur?

It can be used in cases with specific white flakes on scalp. The recommended dose of this medicine in majority of cases is Natrum Mur 6X to be taken three to four times a day.

3. Graphites – To Manage Scales And Itching

Graphites is a well-indicated medicine for cases having excessive scales on the scalp along with intense itching. It is prominently indicated when scales form on top of the head (vertex). It is attended with pain on touch. Scales may extend behind the ears, on margins of eyelids and moustache area (in males) in some cases. The scales reduce after washing but reappear. There is matting together of hair and in some cases hair fall is noted.

When and How to use Graphites?

This medicine is highly preferred to manage cases where excessive scales are present along with itching. This medicine is usually used in low potencies like 3X, 30C. The most commonly used among these is 3X potency. In mild cases, just one tablet a day of Graphites 3X is enough while in cases of high intensity, one tablet twice a day or two tablets twice a day may be required. Begin with just one tablet a day. In case no changes are noted, consult a homeopathic doctor for increasing the dose.

4. Phosphorus – For Excessive Flakiness And Hairfall

Phosphorus is highly suitable when there is excessive flakiness on scalp along with hair fall. Sometimes dry scabs are present on the scalp. The hair appear to fall in bunches or from some particular spots on the scalp. Itching on scalp is present that gets worse from scratching. A burning sensation on the scalp can be felt as well. In a few cases, sweating on scalp is noticeable.

When and How to use Phosphorus?

A person may use this medicine when along with flakiness on scalp, hair fall is also occurring. Among its various available potencies, the most frequently used is 30C potency. In the beginning, Phosphorus 30C can be taken one to two times a day as per severity of complaint.

5. Thuja Occidentalis – For White Flakes With Itching, Stinging On Scalp

Thuja Occidentalis is a natural remedy sourced from plant Arbore Vitae. It is an important medicine to help cases where white flakes on the scalp form along with itching and stinging sensation. There is relief from scratching. The flakiness may extend to ears. The hair may be dry, along with hair fall.

When and How to use Thuja Occidentalis?

White flakes on scalp along with itching and stinging is the key indication to use this medicine. This medicine can be used from low 30C potency to high potency like 200 C, 1M. The potency and repetition varies from case to case. As a general rule, low potencies can be taken frequently but high potencies are taken in infrequent doses. To begin with, it is safe to start with 30C once a day only. Higher potencies should only be used after consulting a homeopathic physician.

6. Calcarea Carb – For Scales On Scalp With Increased Sweating

Use of this medicine is considered in cases where scaliness is attended with increased sweating over the scalp. The yellowish-white scales can be thin or thick. In some cases, the scales are dry while in others moist.

When and How to use Calcarea Carb?

This medicine is indicated for cases presenting with scaliness and profuse sweating on scalp. One may take it in 30C potency once a day. In case no improvement is seen, high potencies like 200 C can be considered after consulting a homeopathic doctor.

7. Arsenic Album – For Dry Scales Or Crusts With Burning Sensation On Scalp

The last medicine on the list to treat seborrheic dermatitis is Arsenic Album. It use is prescribed when there are dry scales or crust over the scalp along with burning sensation. The crusts may extend down to forehead and ears in a few cases. The burning sensation gets worse in the evening. It can be attended with itching as well.

When and How to use Arsenic Album?

This medicine can be taken in cases of dry scales/ scabs with burning sensation on scalp. Though it can be used in both low and high potencies, doctors usually prefer to start treatment with 30C power. Arsenic Album 30C can be taken once a day. Its high potencies should be taken only under supervision of a homeopathic expert.

Cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis

Why seborrheic dermatitis occurs is still a question? However, certain factors are thought to play a role in its development. They include:

1. Mallasezia (a type of yeast) mainly mallasezia globose, found on the scalp: its overgrowth and irritation by toxic substances produced by it is said to cause seborrhoeic dermatitis.

2. Genetic predisposition: A person having family history of seborrheic dermatitis is at risk of getting affected by it.

3. Weak immune system

4. Oily/greasy skin

5. Increased level of androgen hormone and increased levels of skin lipids

Signs And Symptoms Of Seborrheic Dermatitis

1. Inflamed, flaky skin on the scalp. It is the main sign of seborrheic dermatitis. The flakes vary from yellow, to white to greyish in color. In spite of the flakes, the skin on the scalp remains greasy.

Which area is affected in seborrheic dermatitis? The area involved mainly is the one where skin is oily and greasy. Most commonly it occurs on scalp, eyebrows, beard, moustache, eyebrows, sides of nose, behind the ears. However less commonly, in some cases it may affect armpits, chest, groin area, on buttocks, around the navel, back and area below breasts.

2. Crust formation: In some cases, greasy skin may be covered by crusts

3. Skin redness

4. Itching and burning on the affected skin

5. Hair loss in affected part

Who Gets Affected By Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Though it can occur in both males and females, its occurrence is more common in men than women. It can affect persons of any age group, it is common in babies less than 3 months of age, and adults between 30 to 60 years of age.

Trigger Or Worsening Factors For Seborrheic Dermatitis

There are certain factors that can trigger or worsen seborrheic dermatitis. These include stress, change of season, cold dry weather, sleep deprivation, use of harsh soaps, hormonal changes, history of skin complaints like psoriasis, acne, certain medicines like lithium psoralen and obesity.

Are There Any Complications Linked With It?

Yes, in some cases few complications might occur. These are as follows:

1. Secondary bacterial infection

2. Skin thinning on affected parts

3. Psychological impact, like embarrassment and anxiety


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  1. where can I buy all this stuf for seboroich dermatitis? I am from Europe



  2. Mona rajput says:

    Hey, sir please tell me what potency should I take of nat.mur n phosporous ?? 200 or 30 n how many times?

  3. Lovejit Singh says:

    45year age man diabetic from 4 years. With this type of scaly lesion on gluteal cleft for 2 years occasionally itching. Lot of antifungal both oral as well as a topicali applied with no satisfactory results. History of dandruff since birth with involvement of back of ear and ear canal and eyelids .past history of itching lesion on glans penis for one year .past history of itching whole body 20year back that continued for 3 year.obisty present weight 102 kg. Past history of ear discharge with pain and bad smell on left ear.History
    Of sore throat with tonsillitis for 28 years.History of lap coli 10 year history of delay ed walking at the age of 1and half years.

  4. Md Amanullah says:

    oily and dandruff and itchy scalp please solution a large number of hair fall

  5. sir me 8 mahine se problem h…pahle muje laga ki dandruff h but har 2 din baad same dandruff aa jayaa h aur itchy bhi bahut hotaa h…aur baal bhi bahut nikaltee h…ap muje ek pura course baataa diyaa….mene apke psoriasis ki video dekhi…but me bahut confuse ho gaya hu…mene apko puri detail bataa diyaa… but me ek first time a ke swimming pool me kaya thaa….5 time janne me baad me scalp me white colour ki layer ban gayi…muje lagaa ki dandruff ho… se suggestions lenaaa chataa….muje homeopathy medicine recommend kiyeee…… apse mobile pr baat krnaa chataa….please sir

  6. Nishi agarwal says:

    Hello Dr,My daughter is 11 years old .She was diagnosed with seb derm when she was just 4.white flakes on scalp only with hairfall more than normal.pls suggest.she has gone through so many treatments…We feel very helpless now.

  7. niraj gupta says:

    I have been diagnosed Seb.Dermatitis on head & bon face.Please suggest some remedy


    I am suffering from seborrhic dermities from last 4 to 5 years. now it appears on my face and area near ears.please suggest medicines for the same.

    • samir sharma says:

      I am suffering from seborrhic dermities from last 4 to 5 years. now it appears on my face and area near ears.please suggest medicines for the same.

    • Neeraj Godara says:

      afternoon doctor sir
      I’m suffering from sebhhoric dermatits last 6 year it start with hair sclap now it’s on my face beards and nosal side (T side zone) white flaky ,redness,itching its ruin my life.dr. says its not cureble is this true ?if this is cureble with homeopath plz tell prescripition

  9. ajit singh rajpoot says:

    I m suffering for sheboroic dermatitis for a long time and it gets worse in cold and my age is 22 so what can i do for its cure

  10. BasitChoudhry says:

    Hi Dr , nice post, from where can i buy above medicines ? I need for my 17 year old son. I am fed up of visiting doctors. It was started in skull but now i can see some on eye lid .I will appreciate your help.

  11. Kuldeep Saini says:

    Sir ,I am facing white flakes in scalp in head ,hair are falling suggest me medicine,

  12. Dear Dr, I am 34 years old male living in UK . I got seborrheic dermatitis desease with while flaky dandruf on my scalp and it has spread around ears and nose area also on my beard area . Its not grease its very dry and white also my scalp gets so dry and stiff , on my fore head around hair line i have red patches , kindly advise me on treatment. I have this problem since i was 16 years old and i have used 100 of shampoo, oils, creams but nothing works.
    Please guide me than shall I do because i have lost half of my hair and it makes me very unconfident person
    Kind Regards

  13. Manu N Nair says:

    I am having severe itching on my face,scalp,armpits ,groin and on my chest.white flakes are noted on the scalp,face,armpits and on the groin.When i scratch this itching portion at times a liquid oozees out and skin tends to be red.The skin is red when there are no white flakes.This problem flares up in some months.I have been trying different medications in the last couple of years but in vain.

    Kindly prescribe me the medications that i should take..

  14. Ramanuj Biswas says:

    Hi sir, can you please prescribe me my scalp sheboria and hair fall more than 10 years. Its a type of dandruff. And it’s oily type itching type of skin. Then hair fall started. please prescribe me some medicine for this reason.

  15. dr hilal ahmad ( bums) says:

    sir i have seborrheic dermatitis with grayeshish to yellow flaking and greasy too with hair fall since teen age that is from 20 years. But ups and downs do occur to my ch disease but not i got complete cure so sir recomand homeopathy combination treatment for me .that is yr kindness

  16. I have dandruff for a long time.
    Thinning of hair.
    Itching on scalp.

  17. Hello Dr Sharma,
    Firstly, thank you for your generous sharing of healing knowledge. I have turned to your webpage on several occasions and am always grateful for the clarity and care I find here. I am trying to find information about seborrheic keratosis, flat skin coloured and sometimes brownish growths that my dermatologist has diagnosed. They are on my neck, back and face. Thank you for any recommendations.

  18. Gopesh kumar says:

    I have severe sebborhic dermatitis on scalp since last 2 years. Hair falls also occures. I too much worried about it. I have taken allopathic and ayurvedic treatment for it. No improvement, i ordered the homeopathic medicine those you prescribed (sulphorum, phosphorus , maze rum )in the article. Plz siggest tell me what i do ?

  19. Deepak Bhatia says:

    Dear Dr, I have got a scalp where i get flakes and sometimes burning sensations when i scratch more to remove the flakes. the same appears on the eyebrows and on the nose and behind the ear. the hair is seldom.

  20. angelina says:

    how much time the treatment take to cute this infection??

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