Your Scalp Needs Attention Too!
While all of us pay a lot of attention to our hair, we do tend to neglect our scalp, which is actually just as important. For many people, the start of their hair loss lies in their ignoring the health of their scalp. There are several conditions that can affect the scalp, and is the case with all illnesses, understanding the root cause is the first step for proper diagnosis. There are numerous conditions that can affect the scalp and some of them might start in infancy! Some of the most common conditions include: Seborrheic dermatitis: This is a condition, that in the mildest form, is dandruff. The severe versions could lead to excessive production of oil and even reddening of the scalp. In this condition, your scalp will feel very greasy and this could lead to acne or even psoriasis. The condition is most commonly seen in people who already have oily skin. Cradle cap: Like dandruff, this is yet another version of seborrheic dermatitis, but this condition is seen most commonly in infants, especially those below six months of age. The condition typically presents itself with greasy scalp and crusts or scales, which are slightly yellowish in colour. However, this is not a very serious infection and does not even require any medication as well. Parents could try running a little oil on the scalp, as this will loosen the crust, and then the same can be washed off with baby shampoo. Medicated shampoos could also be utilised, under directions from a doctor.
- Selenium sulfide
- Zinc pyrithione
- Salicylic acid
- Coal tar