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Dandruff (Darunaka)

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The term dandruff generally refers to the condition of the skin where in shiny, silvery scales separate from the dandruffscalp and collect amidst the hair. The condition can become troublesome when the skin gets infected.
The main causes of dandruff are impairment of general health, development of a toxic condition mainly due to taking of wrong foods, constipation, and a low vitality due to infectious diseases.
Other factors contributing to this disorder are emotional tension, harsh shampoos, and exposure to cold, and general exhaustion.

Diet and lifestyle modification:-
Go to bed early.
Avoid day sleep.
Do regular exercises(to avoid stress,pranayama is the best).
Avoid using hot water for head bath.
Don’t use too much of shampoo.
Avoid using the comb of others.
Avoid intake of tea/coffee,curd,bakery food,red chilli powder,pickles and salt,processed sugars.

Treatment:-
Application of oils like dhurdhoorpatradi thailam, intake of blood cleansing liquids like Khairarishtam or sarivadyasvam(under consultation).
Application of herbal paste(shirolepam for minimum 7 days).

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