There is no evidence of treating Tinea capitis with home remedies. However, the home remedies can be suggested to treat the symptoms such as swollen blisters, itching and dandruff, separately. These remedies are discussed in this section.
Shea butter has been found to be most useful in treating most of the symptoms of Tinea capitis. Shea butter is a natural moisturizer. It rejuvenates the skin by stimulating the tissue to produce its own collagen. Shea butter is made from oils extracted from the seeds found in fruits of the Shea tree. It is completely non-toxic and mild and can be used for babies or people with skin conditions. However, people with latex allergies should exercise caution before using Shea butter products. Because of the natural latex found in Shea butter, people with such allergies should do a test patch on the skin before using Shea butter soaps or creams.
The other home remedies include apple cider vinegar which effectively treats itchy scalps and dandruff. Another remedy involves applying a cool milk compress to a blister, within first 24 hours, to effectively reduce the inflammation that is causing the pain. In addition to reducing pain, the protein component in the milk may actually promote healing.
In India, Shikakai (Acacia concinna) powder and Aritha (Sapindus mukorossi) powder have been traditionally used as hair shampoos. These have been proven home remedies against dandruff and itchy scalp. Shikakai is made from Acacia concinna, a shrub native to the warm, plains of central and south India and Ritha powder is made from Sapindus mukorossi, a shrub found in the hills and plains in North India.
Another traditional remedy involves massaging handfuls of baking soda into the hair and scalp. This helps absorb oil and to loosen dead skin on scalp. It needs to be thoroughly rinsed then, to be effective.
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