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Cradle cap treatment homeopathy medicines

Cradle cap treatment homeopathy medicines

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Cradle cap treatment medicines

Cradle cap is a very common condition in infants that presents as greasy, scaly patches on the scalp within the first weeks of life. When removing the scales, it is crucial to prevent spot bleedings to avoid infections.

Homeopathy is invaluable in facilitating the removal of scaling in infants and children with cradle cap gently without inducing spot bleedings. While cradle cap can last for months (and in some cases years) without treatment but with homeopathy it usually clears within a few weeks of treatment. These medicines are applicable for both children and adults.

Cradle cap homeopathy remedies by indications

Dr.K.S. Gopi a researcher, academician, practitioner and author of best seller book Homeopathy Easy Prescriber has identified important remedies for this condition 

  • Antimonium Crudum 30 is considered a specific remedy for cradle cap. Thick, hard, honey-coloured scabs. It loosens scale and facilitates natural exfoliation
  • Vinca Minor 30  should be tried when antim crude fails. There may be oozing moisture under the crust
  • Arsenicum Alb 30  when there is acrid discharge from the eruption. Itch intensly, worse at night and cold air. Better from warmth
  • Calcarea Carb 30 for children of scrofulous habit. The eruption is covered with thick scabs, with yellow pus underneath. The stools are white like chalk and the child has cold damp feet
  • Dulcamara 30 - Thick, brown herpetic crusts on the face, forehead, temples and chin, with reddish borders, bleeding when scratched
  • Graphites 30 - The eruption exudes a sticky fluid . It appears mostly on the chin and behind ears, unhealthy skin, small injury causes suppuration
  • Lycopodium 30 - The eruption suppurates and has a bad smell. Thick crusts form having deep cracks on the skin underneath
  • Rhus Toxicodendron 30- Watery vesicles with red edges. The eruption itches violently especially at night. Swollen glands on the neck and throat
  • Sepia 30 - Eruption very moist, almost constantly discharging pus like matter. Sometimes it may arise in the form of ringworm. The child often jerks its head to and fro
  • Sulphur 200 - Soreness and excoriation in the folds of the skin, where the eruption extends more or less over the whole body with violent itching. Bleeding after scratching.Early morning diarrhea. Scrofulous habit

Source: blog article in ks-gopi dot blog spot dot com

Tip For best results, the medicines should match the indicated symptoms or as advised by your doctor

Note: above medicines are available in 2-dram medicated globules or 30 ml dilutions (sealed unit). 

Dosage: (Pills) Adult and children 2 years of age and older: Dissolve 4 pills under the tongue 3 times a day until relieved or as directed by a physician. (Drops): The usual dosage is 3-4 drops in a teaspoon of water 2-3 times daily. Dosage may vary depending on the conditions. Always consult a Homeopathic Physician before taking medicines

Best oil & Shampoo for cradle cap - For more stuck-on scale, AAD (American academy of Dermatology Association) recommends to use a non-food-based oil (like baby oil) to help soften the scale and make it easier to remove. Apply the baby oil to the scalp before bathing, then shampoo while gently massaging the scale with your finger it says. Check cradle cap external combo (Tearless Baby Shampoo is a mild and gentle claeanser with natural ingredients like Tulsi (Basil) and Shikakai. Baby oil is enriched with skin nourishing herbal extracts like bereberis aquifolium Q, Catharis Q, Calendula Off Q, Oleum Jecoris Q, Hydrastis Can Q. (Cradle Cap Combo is a 100ml pack of 2)


Disclaimer: The medicines listed here are solely based on a suggestion made by a doctor on YouTube, Blog whose reference is provided. homeoayur does not provide any medical advice or prescriptions or suggest self-medications. This is a part of the customer education initiative. We suggest you consult your physician before taking any medicines

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