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Most people have had or will experience some degree of dandruff during their life. If you have a flaky/itchy scalp, don’t be embarrassed: you are not alone and there are many effective products available to treat it. ‘Dandruff’ describes scalp flaking.
Psoriasis results from a too-rapid cell turnover, but its exact cause is still unclear. However, genetics, arthritic tendencies, food allergies, stress and long-standing infections are all thought to be triggers.
Seborroeic dermatitis is an inflammatory dermatitis that occurs on areas of skin where sebaceous (oil) glands are present and most prevelant. It is primarily confined to the front area of scalp, below the forehead, behind the ears and the nape of the neck, as well as random patches over the sca...
Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of your scalp caused by an allergy-producing product. The most publicized reaction, and the most severe, is anaphylaxis from hair colouring.
Pityriasis amiantacea is a scalp condition that causes scaling, and can occur in patches anywhere on your scalp. It most commonly affects those between the ages of 25 and 50, and also those who have psoriasis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and lichen simplex.
Neurodermatitis is a hard, patchy scale most often limited to the upper nape of your neck. It is most common in middle-aged women and, as the name suggests, is associated with nerves and the nervous system.
Lichen simplex is an ‘eczema of the scalp’ – a form of inflammatory dermatitis that only occurs if you have a genetic predisposition. Most people with this disorder will have had outbreaks as children, but it can occur at any age.
Rosacea & Folliculitis
Folliculitis Folliculitis is an inflammation of your hair follicle, and it usually occurs sporadically. If you have folliculitis, you will notice the formation of tiny pustules at the affected follicle openings. It can cause intense itching and tenderness. However, try not to scratch...
Cicatricial & Scarring Alopecia
Primary cicatricial or scarring alopecia is a type of alopecia characterized by a destruction of hair follicles, and permanent hair loss.
Tick Bites & Ringworm
Tick Bites Tick bites can cause your scalp to itch. Be sure to check yourself and your children for these tiny bugs, particularly in the summer and autumn months.