Eczema of the scalp – Natural and Medical Treatment

Welcome back to my Skinsatin blog! Today I want to talk about a problem that affects many people and can be very embarrassing. Indeed, the eczema of the scalp is a fairly common skin problem that affects men as well as women and that makes us constantly want to scratch our skull. Fortunately, there are solutions to this unpleasant situation. Medical as well as natural remedies and there are ways to avoid eczema of the scalp coming back too often. It should be known that the eczema always ends up coming back, the medicine has not yet find how we get rid of it completely. But it is possible to relieve quickly and get rid of it for a long time. So follow the guide!

Eczema of the scalp – What is it ?

The eczema of the scalp is especially prevalent among adults, and according to scientific studies it affects 5% of the world’s population. So there may be chances that the eczema of the scalp has fallen on you. The first symptoms of this skin disease may be itching, redness, dandruff, crust, oily spots and sometimes hair loss. Eczema of the scalp as for eczema of the rest of the skin is a deficiency of oil and moisture on the skin. But rest assured, it’s very ugly but it’s not contagious at all and it’s not because you wash your hair badly!

If you are not sure what your skin is suffering from, go see a doctor. Indeed, the symptoms of eczema of the scalp can be confused with a mycosis, psoriasis or lupus.

After a brief examination and your doctor has correctly diagnosed eczema of the scalp, you can follow a medical treatment to remove these plaques that give the impression that you are undergoing a dandruff attack. Or there are people who have been relieved by natural remedies. There are different causes for eczema of the scalp and it is in finding this cause that you will be able to avoid experiencing too frequent crisis.

What can trigger eczema or aggravate the eczema of the scalp can be genetic causes, hormonal, a disease that you have or have had, lack of sleep, too cold or too dry weather, a disorder of your immune system. These reasons can also increase the risk of eczema of the scalp.

Eczema of the scalp – Natural Solutions

There is more than one solution to treat eczema of the scalp and natural solutions can be just as effective as chemicals. You must be regular and never stop during treatment.


Coconut oil is really the best medicine to choose from when we suffer from skin and hair problems. Coconut oil is so effective on the scalp because it has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant and antiseptic properties.

You will need:

organic extra virgin coconut oil, cold pressed – a towel moistened with warm water

Massage the scalp with coconut oil. Cover your hair with the wet and warm towel for 10 minutes.

Doing this treatment twice a week, it will give you at the end of a few weeks a nourished and clear scalp. Before starting a vegetable oil treatment, it is safer to test a small part of your skin like the back of your wrist to be sure you will not have an allergic reaction.


With coconut oil apple cider vinegar is one of the best ways to get rid of eczema of the scalp. This ingredient also possess antibacterial and anti fungal properties that reduce crusts on the scalp. In addition, it reduces the redness and itching which are the most unpleasant symptoms of the eczema of the scalp.

You will need:

– 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar – a cup of warm water

Mix the two ingredients together and wash your hair with this mixture. Massage your scalp during 5 minutes. Finally, rinse with water.

Repeat this treatment twice a week. This effective remedy will treat the eczema symptom of the scalp and accelerate healing.


First of all to use this raw honey, you must not be allergic to pollen. Indeed, raw honey is a honey that is not filtered and therefore has more pollen, propolis and beeswax. To make sure that it’s raw honey, there is a simple method, take a teaspoon of honey, put it in a glass of water, if the honey dissolves, it means that the honey is not raw.

Using raw honey for scalp eczema can really help, this is not a honey shampoo but it has some very interesting properties to help cure this skin condition. Thanks to its antibacterial and anti fungal properties it can relieve itching and reduce the appearance of dandruff.

You will need:

– 1 tablespoon of raw honey – 1 teaspoons of hot water

Dilute honey in hot water. Rub the honey on the crusts of your scalp for two to three minutes, but don’t rub too strongly as it could hurt you. Leave on for 3 hours. Then rinse with warm water.

You can do this raw honey treatment every other day by rubbing well on the areas that are attacked by eczema of the scalp. Do this treatment for 4 weeks.

Eczema of the scalp – Medical Solutions

Doing a medical treatment for eczema of the scalp is the last resort. Yes, even your dermatologist will first recommend non-prescription products such as shampoos, masks and creams. If all these solutions have not worked for you, then your doctor will prescribe prescription drugs to treat your scalp eczema. Your doctor may prescribe medicine to swallow if you are not satisfied with the results of shampoos and creams that your doctor has prescribed. But as these treatments are very expensive and have side effects, the doctor may ask you to insist a little on non-prescription lotions.

Your doctor may prescribe prescription shampoos as :

– anti fungal that has side effects such as burning sensations.

– with corticosteroids which can have several very unpleasant side effects if it is used over a very long period such as discoloration of the skin or steroid absorption in the blood.

Your doctor may also offer you phototherapy. This treatment can also help treat eczema of the scalp. But it is a risky treatment that can cause skin cancer.

As you have understood, treating eczema in a medical way can be very risky and should be seriously thought by your doctor. The drugs against eczema of the scalp, whether in shampoo, cream or phototherapy are really the last resort.

Eczema of the scalp – Prevention

The best way to prevent eczema of the scalp is find the cause that triggers your eczema attack. Once the trigger will be found then you will be able to avoid having eczema of the scalp too often. There are irritating substances known as certain hair dye. I know, I know! There are those who have the habit of redoing the hair color every month. Well, today it exists dyes based on natural products that will not irritate your scalp. The trigger can also be some irritating shampoo and rinsing hair with too hot water.

So wash your hair with a mild alcohol-free shampoo as it dries out the scalp, irritates it and causes dandruff and use lukewarm water. When you wash your hair don’t rub too hard, but do a massage. This will avoid removing the oil that protects your skin.

Finally, last important tip, avoid scratching your scalp. I know that eczema of the scalp is very irritating, but scratching the affected skin it can become even more irritated and start to bleed. This could lead to more serious infection.

Eczema of the scalp – Conclusion

Ladies and Gentlemen, eczema of the scalp is a skin condition difficult to treat as you have understood. Above all, it will be very difficult or even impossible to heal it definitively. Natural remedies are very effective and can really treat you. When it comes to medical solutions, you have to see that with a doctor. As you have read, it isn’t really advisable if you can treat yourself differently. So don’t hesitate to consult. The most important is to cure even partially because the eczema can always come back.

Thank you for taking the time to read me, I hope my solutions could help you and don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

So have a good day or a good evening! Stay cool, sexy and see you soon!



  1. Hey Astrid, How can I fight with Malassezia using some good nature oil? And are those fungus held due to covering of hairs too?
    Kindly do take a look on my profile, I have been writing some “Scalp Fungus” related blogs about the Causes, Symptoms, Treatments & Home Remedies.
    Thanks! 🙂

    • Hello Umair Hussain!
      I didn’t know this skin disease. Your blog is very well documented.
      Continue to do your good job, natural remedies can always help us.
      Thank you for stopping on my blog!

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