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Common Scalp Problems That You Might Not Be Aware Of

  • Posted by: Dr. Amol Bagadia
Common Scalp Problems That You Might Not Be Aware Of

Beautiful and healthy hair is what we all yearn for, but for having great hair, you first need to have a good and healthy scalp. So, before we dig deeper on getting the solutions for a healthy scalp, let us first look at the problems a scalp can have.

1. Dandruff

Dandruff is upsetting! As it sheds the skin (white flakes) on the scalp which stays on the head and then gradually falls on the neck and shoulders. Dandruff seems to be quite an irritating problem in almost everyone. However, this condition can also be a form of eczema. A fungal infection can also cause dandruff.

2. Seborrheic Dermatitis:

One of the most common scalp condition, Seb derm leaves your scalp with greasy scale and dandruff. This condition is not permanent, as it comes and goes depending on the stress a person takes and seasonal changes. Seborrheic Dermatitis gets worse in winters and early spring.

3. Head Lice:

Can there be anything more embarrassing than having lice running through your hair? If you think that the occurrence of lice is only subjected to children, then you are completely wrong, because having lice in your head is not bound to any age. These tiny little parasitic insects when stay on your head, cause a lot of itching and at times raw patches on the scalp.

4. Ringworm:

Ringworm is a fungal infection that occurs on the outer layer of the scalp and in the hair. As the name suggests, the condition causes a rash that appears in circular patches which are lifted in height with red edges and resemble worms.

5. Folliculitis:

In simple terms, Folliculitis is inflammation of the hair follicle. The cause of the inflammation is mostly observed due to the presence of the bacteria (most commonly a staph infection). If not bacteria, the inflammation can also be caused due to irritation from shaving, use of heavy conditioners, potent hair dyes, and a lot of sweating. Having this condition will leave your scalp with little pus bumps sprawled everywhere. Having Folliculitis appears to be like having acne but on hair skin.

6. Psoriasis:

Psoriasis is a condition in which the patient’s skin cells are generated at a faster pace. Normal cycle of skin generation is of twenty-eight days; a person with psoriasis completes this cycle in less than seven days. While, psoriasis has no particular shape; they are large lesions and have thick, scaly plaques that are usually seen on the neck, ears, knees, head, scalp, and limbs. Having flakes and scales on the scalp can make you feel itchy or sore.

Having scalp problems need serious considerations, don’t treat these conditions at home; visit a certified trichologist and get rid of all the issues related to scalp.

Related Read: 5 Most Common Hair Problems and Ways to Treat Them

Author: Dr. Amol Bagadia
Being Central India’s first certified Trichologist, Dr. Bagadia has pioneered various concepts in this segment and stands out to be Nagpur’s best Trichology Expert. He is a certified trichologist from International Association of Trichologists.

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