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Top 9 Homeopathic Medicines For Scalp Eruptions

Scalp eruptions can occur in persons of any age group. The eruptions can be dry, ooze fluid or pus, are covered with crusts or scales depending on the cause behind it. There may be varying degrees of itching and burning in the eruptions. Scalp eruptions can arise from various causes. First among these is eczema. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a skin condition characterized by inflamed, red and itchy skin. Next cause is seborrheic dermatitis. In this skin complaint, red, inflamed patches covered with scales/flakes appear on the scalp. The complaint may also involve face, eyelashes, eyebrows, chest and the area behind the ears. Another important cause is psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disorder in which there appear red inflammatory patches on the skin covered with silvery white scales. Other reasons include fungal/ringworm infection of scalp (tinea capitis), lichen planus and folliculitis. Tinea capitis leads to itchy scaly patches on the scalp with hair loss due to fungal infection usually from its microsporum and trichophyton species.

Lichen planus is an autoimmune skin condition in which there occur purple, flat topped papules on the skin. Scalp folliculitis means inflamed and infected hair follicles of the scalp due to an infection or excessive production of sebum. Besides, seborrheic keratosis may also be a cause for scalp eruptions. Harmless, benign (non-cancerous) growths on the skin arise from outer layer of skin cells. Lastly, cradle cap can be a cause in babies. This condition occurs in a baby’s life during initial two months in which crusty greasy patches form on the scalp.

Homeopathic Management

Homeopathy carries an excellent scope to help cases of scalp eruptions. Derived from natural substances, homeopathic remedies manage scalp eruptions naturally without any side effects. These medicines have given great clinical results in such cases. The homeopathic medicines help to heal the eruptions and also manage any kind of discharges from these eruptions. They also offer great relief in its attending symptoms like itching and burning sensation. These medicines give excellent results by treating the root cause behind scalp eruptions. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed based on the characteristic individual symptoms in each and every case after detailed case analysis, due to which homeopathic prescription for any given complaint varies from case to case. It is advised to take any homeopathic medicine after consulting a homeopathic physician.

Homeopathic Medicines For Scalp Eruptions

1. Graphites – Top Medicine

Graphites tops the list of homeopathic medicines to manage scalp eruptions. This medicine is mainly indicated when sticky fluid discharge oozes out from the eruptions. The discharge leads to sticking of the hair together. It may be followed by hair loss in a particular spot. The eruptions are itchy and the discharge is foul-smelling. Besides, this medicine is indicated when there occur eruptions covered with scales. It is attended with excessive itching. Further, it is used for cases of scalp eczema with eruptions covered with crusts that mats the hair. The eruptions are very painful to touch. This medicine is also helpful for fungal infection of the scalp. In this, there occur dry eruptions with scabs that look dark.

2. Arsenic Album – For Scaly Eruptions

Arsenic Album is a wonderful medicine to help cases of scaly eruptions on the scalp. The scales are dry. The scales may extend to the ears, neck and the forehead. The scalp is very sensitive to touch along with the above symptoms. Itching and burning are felt on the scalp in the evening. This medicine can be used in cases of psoriasis. It can also be given in cases of eczema with fluid-filled eruptions which get dry and scales appear at that site. Lastly this medicine is indicated for burning pus-filled bumps on the scalp. These are sensitive to touch and cold.

3. Mezereum – For Thick Crusty Eruptions

Mezereum is another effective medicine for managing scalp eruptions. The key indication for using this medicine is thick crusty eruptions on the scalp. The crust is very thick like leather. Under the crusts, thick white pus is present. The pus leads to sticking together of hair. The crusts may spread to the eyebrows and neck as well. There is itching and burning on the scalp. Itching is maximum on the top of the head. The scalp is sensitive to touch. Hair fall may occur along with the above complaints. It proves highly effective in cases of eczema and fungal infection on the scalp.

4. Sulphur – For Dry Eruptions, Pimples And Pustules

This medicine is highly beneficial for dry eruptions on the scalp. These usually begin on the back of the head. There is burning sensation and pain in the eruptions. These eruptions may bleed as well. It is next indicated for pimples on the head as well as pustules (pus-filled eruptions) on the scalp. There is pain and intense itching in the pimples on the scalp. There may be presence of thick yellow crusts on the scalp.  A constant heated sensation on the top of the head is a characteristic attending feature.

5. Silicea – With Pus Discharge

Silicea is an important medicine to deal with cases where pus is discharged from eruptions. The eruptions are most prominent on the back of the scalp in most cases. The eruptions are very sensitive to touch. Excessive sweating is present on the scalp in cases needing it. The sweat smells foul and sour. There is marked sweating during sleep. This medicine is next indicated for eruptions that discharge green fluid.

6. Psorinum – For Eruptions With Foul Smell

This medicine can be used in cases of eruptions with foul smell. The eruptions contain pus in most of the cases. Severe itching is felt in the eruptions. Burning sensation is felt over the head. The eruptions may extend to the nape and forehead. Lice may be present on the scalp in cases needing this medicine.

7. Petroleum –  For crusts and cracks on scalp

This medicine is highly valuable to manage thick, greenish-yellow crust on scalp along with cracks on scalp. The discharge from eruptions causes sticking in the hair. There is redness on the scalp and it is sensitive to touch. Itching and burning are also felt on the scalp. Bleeding may also occur on scratching the eruptions.

8. Calcarea Carb – For Thick Scabs On Scalp

This medicine is of great benefit in cases of thick scabs on the scalp. When scratched, bleeding tends to occur. These may be itchy as well. A burning sensation is felt on the scalp. In some cases, crawling sensation may also be felt on scalp. It becomes worse from scratching. Besides, these medicines can be used in cases of scaly eruptions on scalp. The scales are yellowish white and can be thick or thin. These can be dry or may ooze fluid. This medicine is mainly suggested for cases of scalp eczema.

9. Natrum Mur – For Long Term Eruptions Damaging The Hair

This medicine is indicated for long term eruptions on scalp that damage hair. The eruptions contain fluid. They ooze gluey discharge. Natrum Mur is a prominent medicine for scalp eczema. In cases needing it, there occurs oozing of fluid from the scalp eruptions. Scalp is sensitive to touch.


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