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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. Julian M Gonzalez says:

    Hello Dr. im interested in taking phosphorus for my dermatitis because that best relates to the issue I’m having excessive hair fall and itchiness and flakes. Would you please get in contact with me I just have some questions before I go ahead and start taking the supplement.

  2. Raza Abbas Naqvi says:

    Dr. Ive had Seborrheic Dermatitis for over an year now, recently it came on my face and cheek. The cheek got a rash which turned white as if it has no pigmentation left that occured after usage of anti.fungal steroid creams
    But now. Its all over my nose.
    Its red skin first
    Then if i dont apply vaseline all the time it turns flaky dandruff
    And if i do apply vaseline all the time. There is no dandruff but the skin turns full red on nose and face
    Pleass suggest a homeopathic medicine
    My father is also a homeopath. He gave ne celandulaQ , which had no affect

  3. I have sebborea problem in my scalp pls suggest good medicine

    • PRAVESH KUMAR says:

      Hi Dr. Sharma my name is pravesh kumar and I am 31 years old. I am suffering from seborrheic dermatitis since last 10 years. Affected area of my body is scalp eyebrows chest nose beard. please give me a good suggestion.

    • Yousuf Ali says:

      Seborrheic dermatitis for 15 years. Please suggest me

    • Neetu Dhamani says:

      My son has SD with too mach of white flakes in scalp and has come on chest , back beard and genital area.too much hair fall and bunches of scales come out in the form of flakes.tried many medicine but disappointed.please help

  4. parth sarathi says:

    I am suffering from scaly patches , oily skin, white heads, black heads acne, redness around nose, bulb like shape on tip of nose, greasy skin, on my face, dryness in eyes, and also pytiriasis versicolor on my back, arms, armpit, chest greasy skin on whole body, hair fall for last 20 years.

    • Dear Dr. Sharma I am suffering from since 3years oily scalp and dandruff and itching , hairfall .please suggest Some help

  5. Susan G says:

    Hi Dr. Sharma,
    My daughter has seborrheic dermatitis in the ear.
    Crusty, weepy … sometimes with blood in the ear canal with too much itching and flaky skin. It is causing the ear also to get infected.
    Please suggest some help.

  6. Pramod kumar says:

    Oily scalp itching hota hai hair fall bhi hota hai to kya kare sir

  7. Use biom8 oil. Its the best thing u can use today.

  8. There is no treatment in homeopathy for sebboric dermatites

    • Rüdiger Altpeter says:

      Hello Dr.Sharma,
      I am taking statin 80 (atorvastatin) for about 3 years. Since a year I have noticed a strong seborrhoe. I wonder whether it could be related. I am left sided, warm blooded, have asthma bronchalis mainly indoors, diabetes2 and had an infarction 3 years ago. Could any of the remedies mentioned above apply?

  9. Kirti gupta says:

    Sir mujhe sebborric dertamisis Ki problem hue h kuch month pehle he mujhe PTA Cala iske baare me n meri scalp white dikhti Hai n papdi se utarti Hai n khujli b maarte h kahi kahi shampoo karne par burning sunsesion Sa hota Hai alopathik treatment start Karte he hair fall bahut jayada bad gya h n hair thin n white b ho Gaye Hai plz mujhe homeopathic medition bataayiye iski I m worried hair fall

    • There is no treatment in homeopathy for sebboric dermatites

    • Julian Gonzalez says:

      Hello! I have seborrheic dermatitis but where my scalp is really itchy and my hair falls out alot and I have a real bad receding hairline. What phosphorus products would you recommend for me in my case?

  10. Shahnawaz alam says:

    Sir i am suffering from yellow oily flaky scalp and hair fall from 2 years which medicine should i take and what is the power and dose of the medicine

  11. always itching hota hai and white flakes on the head
    and sweatingon the head and dandruff gili ho
    jati hai anditching ho jati hai
    sweating on the head and white flakes on
    oily dandruff ho jata hai and itching hoti hai
    skin oily ho jati hai

  12. shekhar says:

    hello sir, i have saeborrhic dermatitis problem from around 5 years and now hair become thin and hair falls also occurs with itching in scalp with greying of few hairs due to use of shampoos like keraglo and have no relief with these medications. pls give me cure of my problem.regards shekhar

  13. Saloni bansal says:

    My 4 month old child is suffering from seborrheic dermatitis all over his body particularly face, legs n arms with itching. I am giving him homoeo medicine for last 20 days but no relief seems. I dont know the name of the medicine given by the dr. I am worried about my son as he is suffering a lot. Plz help me in curing him

  14. Attique says:

    Respected sir, I was suffering scalp seborrhoeic dermatitis and hair loss due to this, I am almost bald from 15 years. My face is also very affected due to this. I look very old instead of my age.Its too long desease for me. So pls can you prescribe me effective medication for scalp sheboria.

  15. Ramanuj Biswas says:

    Respected sir, I was suffering scalp sheboria and hair loss from 14 years. Its too long deases for me. So pls can you prescribe me effective medication for scalp sheboria.

  16. I have been getting treatment for sub dermatitis from 2000 till now but it doesnt go away. First the scales were yellow but now cant say are they white or grey. As it is granuler, flaky and sticky. I never tried homaepathic medicine before. With every new medicine it get better but with times it comes back. My hairfall has increased a lot. I even had two bald patch once but by putting surma over it works and hairs coming out again. Hairwash after applying coconut oil make the scalp sore. Kindly help me.

  17. seborrheic dermatitis in last 2 years

  18. I have had chronic seborrheic dermatitis for maybe 8 years. I have a history of eczema on one forearm when I was a teenager. This scalp dermatitis has been a real problem. I continually changed shampoos, The SD got so bad that I started researching on line for remedies. I have got it slightly under control with coconut oil scalp soaks. I ran across the thuja oil for skin tags and got to reading about what it can do, so I put it on my head in a few places that are real bad but it is not going to go far with this little bottle. I am going to try the Thuja shampoo. I have lost a tremendous amount of hair. If you have any solutions for me please help. It’s embarrassing to say the least and very stressful. I have to be careful with shampoos or I get these little sebaceous plugs that freak me out. $1 shampoos don’t seem to make these plugs happen. I am 64 yrs old.

  19. Mujhy y problem han bilkol yehi symptoms han sir my irretation pory sir my fungus eyebrows my bhi pimples han jalan bhi hoti han bohat meine alopethic li thi koi aram nai 3 month ho gya han please meri madat kry my bohat bohat pershan ho please apko dua do ga

  20. Yaakov Soussan says:

    Hello Dr Sharma,
    What would you suggest for an oily scalp that has this gluey discharge, it looks like dead cells, whitish and the scalp actually aches to the touch ,it is inflamed.

    Thank you

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