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Homeopathic Treatment for Scalp Folliculitis

What is Scalp Folliculitis?

Inflammation and infection of the hair follicles on the scalp are known as scalp folliculitis. The medical term for scalp folliculitis is acne necrotica miliaris. The scalp is one of the major sites for folliculitis as the follicles on the scalp are the densest. The primary feature of this condition is the formation of red colored itchy pimples or pustular eruptions on the scalp. This situation needs an early diagnosis and treatment as it carries the risk of permanent damage to the hair follicle and resultant hair loss. Homeopathic treatment for scalp folliculitis is very beneficial. Homeopathic medicines are mild and gentle to use, especially for the treatment of skin disorders. They have no side effects because the preparation of homeopathic medicine for scalp folliculitis is with natural products. These medicines help to prevent the spread and progression of the condition. It also helps in the management of the symptoms like itching and burning. With homeopathic medicines, the intensity and frequency of symptoms gradually decline. At the same time, they help to heal the eruptions. Homeopathic medicines boost the self-healing mechanism of the body and fight the infection. They also manage hair loss.

Why do We Get Scalp Folliculitis?

Scalp folliculitis can occur because of two reasons. The first is bacterial infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus, fungal infections, yeast infections, viral infections and infections by mites. The second is non-infectious, in which scalp folliculitis develops due to over production of sebum and oil resulting in clogging of hair follicles.

What Factors Put You at Risk?

People having skin diseases like acne or dermatitis are more prone to developing scalp folliculitis. Medications like antibiotics or steroids may contribute to this condition. It can also develop due to irritation caused by certain hair products. Any wound or surgery to the scalp leading to skin damage makes a person prone to scalp dermatitis. Factors like wearing tight skull caps that increase heat, and sweating on the scalp also make the person prone to this condition. Bathing in poorly maintained hot bathtubs or swimming pools is another contributing factor. Shaving the head with infected tools can also cause scalp folliculitis. Apart from the above factors, certain medical conditions like diabetes mellitus, leukemia or HIV/AIDS can make a person prone to developing scalp folliculitis.

How do I Know if I Have Scalp Folliculitis?

The main symptom in scalp folliculitis is the development of red pimples or pustules on the scalp. The eruptions are very itchy and contain clear or yellow fluid. A crust develops over the eruptions. Burning, pain, soreness or tenderness accompanies these pimples. In severe cases, cases with a delay in treatment, or badly managed cases, there may be permanent follicle damage, scarring, hair loss or bald patches.

Homeopathic Medicines for Scalp Folliculitis

1. Sulphur – Beneficial Homeopathic Medicine for Scalp Folliculitis with Red Pimples

Sulphur is a very effective homeopathic treatment for scalp folliculitis where pimples appear on the scalp. In such cases, there is dryness, itching and burning on the scalp. Symptoms get worse in warm environments and on washing the scalp.

2. Silicea – Highly Recommended Homeopathic Medicine for Scalp Folliculitis with Pustular Eruptions

Silicea gives great results in cases of scalp folliculitis where pustules develop. It is a very good medicine for folliculitis conditions with suppuration. It helps in absorbing pus and quick healing. The eruptions may be itchy, and the itch worsens during the day. Patients may also see an increase in sweating.

3. Calcarea Sulph – Homeopathic Medicine for Scalp Folliculitis with Yellow Discharge in the Eruptions

Calcarea Sulph is a great homeopathic treatment for scalp folliculitis where the outbreaks are painful and ooze yellow discharge. The eruptions heal slowly and form a yellow crust. This remedy is beneficial for scalp folliculitis in children.

4. Graphites – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Scalp Folliculitis when Discharge is Sticky

Graphites is a useful homeopathic treatment for scalp folliculitis where the primary feature is sticky discharge from the eruptions. The eruptions are moist rather than dry. These eruptions may also be very itchy. Washing the scalp may give temporary relief.

5. Mezereum – Prominent Homeopathic Medicine for Scalp Folliculitis with Thick Crust

Mezereum works wonders in cases of scalp folliculitis where the unique feature is the formation of thick crusts on the scalp. Thick discharge may get collected under these crusts. It may also have intolerable itching and ooze a gluey discharge. The patient’s hair may get matted due to the discharge.

6. Mercurius Sol – Homeopathic Medicine for Scalp Folliculitis with Blood Stained Discharge

Mercurius Sol is an excellent homeopathic treatment for scalp folliculitis where the eruptions have an offensive, blood stained discharge. There may be intense itching on the scalp. In most cases, symptoms get worse at night.

7. Oleander – Suitable Homeopathic Medicine for Scalp Folliculitis with Burning

Oleander is a very effective homeopathic treatment for scalp folliculitis in which burning of the scalp is a prominent feature. Soreness is felt with even slight friction in the scalp.

8. Hepar Sulph – Homeopathic Medicine for Painful and Sensitive Scalp Folliculitis

Hepar Sulph is a very beneficial homeopathic treatment for scalp folliculitis where the major complaint is eruptions on the scalp along with pain and sensitivity. The pain gets worse with the slightest touch. The scalp is sensitive to cold.

9. Arsenic Album – Homeopathic Medicine for Scalp Folliculitis with Hair Loss

Arsenic Album works well in cases where hair fall occurs with scalp folliculitis. Hair fall is in circular patches, and dandruff occurs as dry scales.

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  1. shailesh jain says:

    he eruptions have an offensive, blood stained discharge. There may be intense itching on the scalp. In most cases, symptoms get worse at night.

  2. पप्पू says:

    मेरा नाम पप्पू हे मेरे सिर पर लाल छोटी छोटी फुंसी टाइप की होती हैं ये कोन सा सा फंगस है और होम्योपैथिक चिकित्सा में इसकी दाव बताए उम्र 45

  3. Terie Blankenbaker says:

    Dr. Sharma, I have been diagnosed with acne necrotica miliaris. I have been battling it since July of 2021. I have tried 3 different medicated shampoos as prescribed by the dermatologist. I have also taken doxycycline for over one month and then another antibiotic the name of which I can’t remember. I have tried several of my own remedies. So far nothing has helped. do you have any advice?

  4. Abdullah says:

    I have scalp acne with pull filled and ichy, its been 10 years and i tried many medicines including isotretrinion 20mg for 6 months, all acne was gone and after 3 months came back. Is there any medicine in homeopatic that help reducing scalp acnes? My doctor said its staph bacteria. If its staph why it doesnt go away with medicines and antifungul topicals. Please help me ill be really thankful to you.

  5. Dr. Sahib
    mere sir me daane nikalte hai, unme kuchh white-2 sa lagta hai, aur baal bahut jhadte hain, baal bhi kaafi km ho gaue hain. Pls help me

    Thank you

    • Sir muje ye problem 5/6 salo se hai , or meri age 23 hai, allopathy me bohot treatment krvaya hai Lekin koi result nahi mil raha or vapas ho jata hai

  6. Venkata Suresh Chindanuru says:

    Hello doctor, I have been struggling with scalp folliculities for more than 8 years now, very severe condition, too many puss boils and inflammation, overall very bad situation.

    Lately I have been using doxycycline hyclate 100mg, this antibiotic works very well but the moment I stop this tablet it comes back with double impact. I can’t live with out this madicine now. Any help suggestions on homeopathy for this severe scalp folliculities ?

    • Ashish Kumar says:

      Sir मेरे सर में इस तरीके की पीली पीली फुंसियां होती हैं काफी आयुर्वेदिक एलोपैथिक ट्रीटमेंट लिया लेकिन जब तक दवाई चलती है तब तक आराम रहता है यह फुंसियां लगभग 8- 9 साल से हैं और कभी-कभी यह बिना ट्रीटमेंट ही सही हो जाती है लेकिन जड़ से खत्म नहीं होती वापस होने लग जाती है। डॉक्टरों ने बताया यह आपके पेट की गर्मी से रहती है या फिर आपका पेट खराब रहता है उस से होती हैं । किसी ने इसको चर्म रोग बताया तो चर्म रोग डॉक्टर को भी दिखाया लेकिन वहां आराम तो मिला और जैसे ही दवाइयां बंद हुई वापस से होना चालू हो गई। लेकिन कोई भी डॉक्टर इसका सही इलाज नहीं कर पाया।

  7. Javed Akhtar says:

    Dear Doctor Sharma, a

    I have scalp folliculitis for almost 15 years. I tried all sort of antibiotics and creams, they can reduce but don’t go permanently,. Even one acne is very painful on the scalp.

    Kindly help

  8. DR S SHRINATH says:


  9. T. Bantaiah says:

    Sir good morning
    This is bantaiah from visakhapatnam city
    I request you to do love my daughters problem is scalp pain sencitovoty she is sufferring since three months. We went to homeo doctor no relief and no use sir pls sir what is remedy please suggest me. Now she has 15 years girl

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  10. Iam suffering with very recurrent folliculitis with small white pus filled pimples on scalp since one year. Antibiotics are not helping much for long duration.

  11. Pankaj Singh says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,

    Hope you and your family members are good . I have been suffering from continuous dandruff since years and seems it never leaves my scalp. Since this has become severe I write to you through this link I found.
    I stopped using any colour since they started giving me a very itch scalp and the condition get worse for me.
    I just use henna for color my hair, but seems they also have started using chemicals for enhanced colour, which has resulted a worse condition for my scalp, now I have started getting very itchy scalp with pimples and residue coming out of it.

    Can you pls help, I have lost a lot of hair during last 3-4 years….

  12. Hello Dr.Sharma

    I have ongoing diagnosed scalp folliculitis for three years now! I am hoping you can help me as t is so debilitating It is a vicious cycle of scabbing, itching, sometimes sore, and leaky stickiness at the crown of my head and a few other spots on either side as well as a new one lower down on back of my neck. I have been on antibiotics for staph infection many times as well as 6 weeks on terbinifine.for ringworm Also I have visited a homeopathic doctor here for several months with various remedies and no results. Pleeeaaase advise me on what else may be left. I am middle-aged and never had skin problems until this three years ago. It started on my arm with sores and I was prescribed cortisone. It cleared up but it almost felt like it transferred to my scalp! I have also tried many many other natural remedies (essential oils, herbs, shampoos, moisturizers etc It gets do dry and scabby! Can you help? … thank-you!

  13. G SHYAMKUMAR says:

    LAST 5MONTHS SEVERE Skin disorder Photo dermatitis allergic reaction

  14. Archana Sarath says:

    Hello Dr,
    I’m having extremely severe haifall and also boils in my scalps which is very painful to touch. I also had endometrial chocolate cyst in my left ovary and was suffering severe pain for last 10 months and 2 months before I had a total hysterectomy leaving only my right ovary inside. I’m not taking any HRT. Could you please suggest medicines. I’m worried I might become bald. Also do I need to balance hormones. Thanks in advance

  15. raja pradhan says:

    Hello, I have oily scalp and waxy dandruff. My sebum production is so high. So please suggest me how to control sebum production.

  16. P.P. Das says:

    One 50 yr old fellow came with year long sever scalp eruption due to the use of hair color. Even the skin of forehead became as white as a vitiligo patient. Kindly suggest the remedy.

  17. Ranjeet singh hira says:

    Sir. Since last 5 years I have a problem of too much oil in my hairs and also too much greasy. I am daily wash my hair but no relief. Pls suggest medicine and shampoo. I am greatful to you.

  18. lalit sharma says:

    I am suffeing from hair folliculitis on skin and the on head also from last 2 years . Is there any quick remedy fot this diseases.

  19. Arupa Bhattacharjee says:

    There is a lump on sculp, root of the hair, behind the right ear, it is slightly pain, suggest me sme homeopathy medicine

  20. Bidhayak shah says:

    i m suffering form scalp folliculitis

    • Anurag Agrawal says:

      I am 42 yr suffering from scalp folliculitis having hairfall , dandruff , thick skin of red colour , painful recurring issue over 6 months.Please suggest the medicine

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