Eczema of the scalp is characterized by flaking and itchy scalp. It can be caused by numerous scalp conditions, including sebaceous dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, and dandruff. Scalp eczema can be treated from home though. And below are some treatments for scalp eczema.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most commonly used home treatments for scalp eczema. To treat scalp eczema with apple cider vinegar, dilute it in equal parts of water and wash your scalp and hair with the solution. Leave the apple cider vinegar solution on for at least 30 minutes. Then, rinse your hair and scalp thoroughly with cool water. You can do this up to twice a day for a few days until your scalp eczema is gone.
HEAD & SHOULDERS SHAMPOO
It may sound too common or mainstream for you but you can use a Head & Shoulders shampoo to treat scalp eczema, especially if it’s caused by dandruff. However, it can also relieve scalp itching and flaking caused by psoriasis of the scalp and sebaceous dermatitis. All you have to do is use it as your regular shampoo and your scalp eczema should improve over time. The scalp itching will be gone immediately after using a Head & Shoulders shampoo though.
EPSOM SALT OR DEAD SEA SALT
Take Epsom salt or Dead Sea salt and dilute them in plain water. Use the salt solution to wash your scalp and hair. It can treat scalp eczema in just a few uses. You should see a reduction in scalp flaking after just one treatment.
BLUE LAGOON SHAMPOO
Unlike a Head & Shoulders shampoo, a Blue Lagoon shampoo isn’t a specific product. Rather, it’s a shampoo which contains minerals coming from the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa located at Iceland. Because of its minerals, the Blue Lagoon has the ability to treat skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. And since it will be too expensive to travel to Iceland just for that, you can instead purchase Blue Lagoon products such as a shampoo to treat scalp eczema.