Scalp eczema: natural treatments

Scalp eczema: natural treatments

Dry scalp, itching, red patches and dandruff… You are certainly suffering from scalp eczema!

Do not panic, in this article, we reveal our advice to find a healthy scalp

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However, before treating your scalp, it is important to identify your type of eczema . There are three types: seborrheic dermatitis, atopic eczema and allergic eczema. Know that it is still important to have the opinion of a dermatologist before starting a treatment, even natural.

Seborrhoeic eczema

Its causes:

Seborrheic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema . It often goes back to early childhood (cradle cap in infants). In adults, the scalp is dry which causes the appearance of dandruff. Inflammation of the scalp may appear in more severe cases.

It is caused mainly by Malassezia type yeasts. These fungi proliferate especially in an oily scalp. It can also be caused by stress, anxiety or fatigue.

Symptoms of this condition can vary from person to person, but the most common signs are red patches , scaling , and itching . These patches can be oily and yellowish and can appear on the scalp , face, ears, and chest.

Treatment for seborrheic eczema depends on the severity of symptoms. In mild cases, dandruff shampoos , moisturizers, and ointments can be used to reduce itching and flaking. Topical medications such as steroids and antifungals can also be used to treat more severe symptoms. Oral medications such as antifungals and immunosuppressants may also be prescribed to treat chronic seborrheic eczema.

It is important to take care of the skin when suffering from seborrheic eczema. Avoiding irritants such as perfumed cosmetics and harsh cleaning products can help prevent flare-ups. Keeping the skin clean and hydrated can also help reduce symptoms.

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atopic eczema

Its causes:

It differs from other types of eczema because it results in red patches and water blisters. Teenagers and young adults are mainly affected by this type of eczema . It is usually hereditary and genetic . It is an eczema that is caused by an allergic terrain. Indeed, people affected by this eczema often suffer from other types of allergies in parallel.

Symptoms of atopic eczema can vary from person to person, but red patches and itching are the most common symptoms. These plaques can develop on any part of the body, but are most common on the arms, legs, face, and neck. Plaques may also ooze or form crusts. The itching can be so intense that it can disrupt sleep and cause anxiety and depression in some people.

There is no cure for atopic eczema, but there are treatments that can help relieve symptoms. Topical creams and ointments can help reduce inflammation and moisturize the skin. Antihistamines can help reduce itching and irritation.

Allergic eczema (also called contact eczema)

Its causes:

Allergic eczema, also called allergic contact dermatitis, is a form of eczema that occurs when the skin comes into contact with an allergenic substance.

Common allergens include metals, chemicals, cosmetics, perfumes, plants, and cleaning products. This condition can cause red patches, itching, blistering, and inflammation of the skin.

Allergic eczema develops when the immune system overreacts to a foreign substance, causing an allergic reaction. Symptoms can vary from person to person, but red patches, itching, and blisters are the most common symptoms. Symptoms may appear immediately after contact with the allergen or may take several days to appear.

Treatment for allergic eczema usually involves avoiding known allergens. If this is not possible, topical creams and ointments can be used to reduce the itching and inflammation of the skin. Antihistamines can also be used to reduce itching and irritation.

It is important to take care of the skin when suffering from allergic eczema. Avoiding known irritants and allergens is crucial to preventing flare-ups. Using cotton clothes and avoiding synthetics can also help reduce skin irritation. Keeping the skin hydrated by using unscented moisturizers is also important.

Many beauty products that we use on a daily basis contain substances that are harmful to the scalp . These substances are present in hair dyes, and in particular in shampoos. Here are some examples to avoid: para-phenylenediamine (PPD), sodium lauryl, lauryl sulphate, benzyl benzoate, ammonium sulphate…

Choose natural, simple and gentle products !

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Some natural solutions...

Here are some natural solutions to treat your scalp eczma:

  • Use mild, natural shampoos to avoid using products that contain too many allergens.

  • Avoid very hot water and rinse your hair with lukewarm water so as not to attack the epidermis.

  • Grandma's recipes are your allies! A homemade shampoo, simple to make and economical based on baking soda and vinegar to regulate the natural pH of your hair: Mix a tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of hot water then apply the mixture to your leather scalp and rinse with water.

  • Make natural masks to soothe eczema: a mask with tea tree oil or palmarosa oil for their purifying and anti-fungal properties, a mask with lavender essential oil for its soothing properties , a mask with olive oil, a mask with aloe vera gel or coconut oil…: simple to make and economical!

  • Adopt a healthy and balanced diet
Vegetable oils to calm eczema

To take care of the scalp with D-LAB food supplements

The scalp is a very fragile area that requires our full attention to prevent dandruff, itching and excess sebum. It is essential to maintain good microcirculation and clean it up from the inside by providing highly targeted active ingredients.