08 Jan

Avoiding Scalp Problems

My wife, Andrea recently bought me a new brand of shampoo. She told me she hasn’t seen my usual and reliable brand so she just got me one, so I have some to use. I’ve already used it for a few days, it’s really fragrant like strawberry candies. The problem is after each use, I observed that I my scalp is a little bit itchy and dry. There are times that I didn’t even notice that I’ve been scratching so much. I’ve ceased using the shampoo and been using my old reliable one. A few days later, I have scabs on the top of my scalp. The new brand is so fragrant that it had very strong chemicals that made my scalp so dry. I need to stock more on my usual brand because I observed that it has been getting on and off in the market, I wish they weren’t.

Besides scratching, there are other causes of scabbing on scalps such as shingles, eczema, oily scalp, and psoriasis. Shingles or Herpes Zoster normally occurs with people who have a weak immune system. Symptoms include sudden headache, flu, weakness and dizziness. You may also feel itching, pain and appearance of rashes in certain areas like the scalp, chest, arms and back. It is treated with anti-viral and pain relief medicines. Eczema, on the other hand, is an inflammation of the skin such as atopic dermatitis; Cause of it is idiopathic or unknown. Rashes commonly appear on the face, wrists, head, and feet. There is still no cure for the disease, but it can be managed with understanding the condition and avoiding the triggers causing it like soaps, fabric conditioners, food allergies and dust mites. Studies show that 1 out of 20 adults have one. Oily Scalps are caused by heredity, by brushing too often, stress, overactive hormones, diseases and disorders that affect the pituitary or adrenal gland. It can be countered with shampooing everyday, apple cider vinegar and aloe vera gel treatments, lemon treatments and also with the use of baking soda. And lastly, Psoriasis is caused by excessive smoking, cold weather, heredity, stress, viral infections and heavy alcohol consumption. Even though it still doesn’t have a cure, there are plenty ways to manage such a disease. There include topic treatments with salicylic acid, steroid based creams like corticosteroids, coal and tart shampoos and ointments, Vitamin A prescription retinoids.

My wife has been suffering drying scalp conditions too.   We’ve found dry scalp remedies that have worked wonders for us such as using tea tree oil, lemon juice and honey treatments, coconut oil, olive oil and sesame oil treatments. I’ve also read that beer and avocado treatments work, but we still have to try them. In summary, we must know that scalp health is essential in terms of hair care because it establishes the volume and shine of one’s hair. The secret of a healthy hair is a healthy scalp, make sure it’s not clogged, always keep it clean and properly nourished. This will provide a healthy setting where your hair can grow beautifully.

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