Random Musing of a Doctor: Fruits, Dandruff and The Findings.
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Sunday, December 1, 2013
Fruits, Dandruff and The Findings.
A nutritionist, Hajiya Jummai Hassan, said in Abuja that eating fruits regularly could stop and reduce dandruff.
Hassan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that eating fruits for three days and applying baby oil could eradicate dandruff.
Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by itching and flaking of the skin on scalp.
Although dandruff is not contagious and is rarely serious, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat.
According to her, the formula is from new findings by researchers that eating vegetable for a period of three days only, reduces it.
“For most teens and adults, dandruff symptoms are easy to spot – white, oily looking flakes of dead skin that dot hair and shoulders and an itchy, scaling scalp.
“The condition may worsen during the dry season and harmattan, when indoor heating can contribute to dry skin and improve during the summer. ’’
She said a type of dandruff called cradle cap could affect babies, adding that the disorder, which caused a scaling, crusty scalp, was most common in newborns, but could occur anytime during infancy.
“ Although it can be alarming for parents, cradle cap is not dangerous, it usually clears up on its own by the time a baby is a year old. ’’
She called on people to learn how to manage stress by eating healthy diet, shampooing hair regularly and getting a little sun to avoid getting dandruff.
“The good news is that dandruff usually can be controlled. Mild cases of dandruff may need nothing more than daily shampooing with a gentle cleanser. ’’
NAN reports that apart from the fruit treatment, tea tree oil, alpha hydroxyl acids, zinc supplement and brewer’s yeast, help in treating dandruff.
Dry skin, irritated skin, oily skin, not shampooing often, eczema, sensitivity to hair care products and a yeast-like fungus are part of the causes of dandruff. (NAN)
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