Do you find yourself constantly brushing flakes of your shoulders? You might have tried anti-dandruff shampoo to deal with this embarrassing problem. If you are experiencing a flaky scalp, then it might be possible your hair is getting thin. A dry or flaky scalp is caused by dandruff.
The scalp skin is replacing itself constantly when the old cells are pushed out and then the flakes are created which you see on the clothing. Everyday skin cells are shed and most of the time these are from the scalp. In some conditions, the cell turnover will pass rapidly which results in larger flakes and this gives dandruff appearance.
What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?
Seborrheic Dermatitis is a common skin condition that affects the different body parts like creases around the nose, ears, chest, and groin. The problem results in flaky and red skin which is considered as dandruff but it is a more severe condition and it needs to be treated.
Seborrheic dermatitis is NOT an infection and not contagious. It is not caused by allergies but it is uncomfortable and embarrassing.
If you believe that you are suffering from this and it gets to the point it is extremely serious then you need to seek medical help from the doctor. The doctor will help you get detailed information on what treatment plan is best for you.
Seborrheic Dermatitis and Hair Loss
Seborrheic dermatitis should be treated by the doctor as you get older if you are worried about your appearance. This problem can result in hair loss in different ways. Hair can get attached to the oily flakes or skin layers that get irritated and pulled out while scratching the scalp. This means the scalp will itch more and more as the itchiness increases and the scratches can bull the hair.
The hair follicles can get clogged due to the flakiness, scratching, and greasiness of the scalp which affect hair growth. It is essential to treat the underlying cause so that the hair follicles grow the way it needs to. The problem itself does not result in hair loss but the inflammation around the hair follicles will not let the hair grow the way it needs to. The problem can be reversed with medical treatment. Once the problem is treated properly the hair will continue to grow healthy and strong.
Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment Options
For this condition, medicated shampoos can reduce yeast and decrease scalp inflammation. Over-the-counter shampoos like ‘Head and Shoulders,’ ‘T-Sal’, ‘Nizoral’ and ‘Selsun Blue’ are the ideal choice in this condition.
Make sure to scrub your hair gently by massaging the suds into the scalp and let it sit there for 10 minutes before you rinse it. You need to give time to the scalp to penetrate itself. If these are not enough, then you may need topical medications or prescription-strength shampoo for the scalp.