Skin Problems of Head

Skin Problems can occur on any part of your body as follows:

Head

 

Dandruff

We have seen little white flakes on our clothes and especially on dark clothes. The cause of dandruff  is an excess of dead skin cells shedding from the scalp.

  • The condition is more likely to occur when the skin is dry or irritated specially in winter season. You might also get dandruff if you don't wash your hair regularly, because oils and skin cells tend to build up on your scalp.
  • Dandruff is more common in people who have skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, or fungal infections. Dandruff isn't a serious problem but it can be itchy and annoying. Though it can't be cured, dandruff is fairly easy to control.

You can visit a pharmacist or doctor to get prescribed shampoo or product to get rid of Dandruff. you can also go for home remedies to remove Dandruff.

Dandruff in babies

Dandruff that affects infants, typically in the first six months is also cause of skin irritation in babies. It causes greasy, yellowish scales or crusts to form on the scalp. It is a very common harmless condition and is not a sign of a more serious infection. It will usually clear up by the time the child is two years old.

Gentle washing of the baby’s hair and scalp may prevent a build-up of the scaly crusts. To help soften the scales and loosen the crust, massage a small amount of baby oil or olive oil into the scalp at night. In the morning, a soft baby brush or cloth can be used gently to remove any loose particles and the baby’s hair can then be washed with a baby shampoo.


Head Lice

The lice are tiny grey-brown, wingless insects about the size of a pinhead that live by sucking blood from the scalp.

  • Head lice are very common in schoolchildren between the ages of 4 and 11 and it can be passed on to adults.
  • The females lay their eggs on the hair shaft close to the scalp. The eggs hatch after seven to 10 days.
  • Head lice can be treated at home, using either a wet comb with conditioner, or medicated lotions along with a special head lice comb available from pharmacies but use it after dermatologist consultation.

Home remedies to get rid of lice are

Garlic 

  • Crush 10 garlic cloves into a paste and mix in two to three teaspoons of lime juice.
  • Apply the mixture thoroughly onto the scalp.
  • Leave it on for a half hour and then rinse the hair thoroughly with hot water.
  • Do it atleast once in a week.

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Olive oil

  • Just mix few spoon of olive oil with same quantity of conditioner and add some liquid soap to it.
  • Apply the paste onto your hair and leave it on for minimum an hour.
  • Rinse out your hair and apply little conditioner.
  • Comb your hair after hair rinsing thoroughly to remove the dead lice by keeping a white towel.

Tea Tree oil

Tea tree essential oil is a natural insecticide source.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil with 15-20 gms of natural shampoo and 3 tablespoons of coconut or olive oil.
  • Apply the mixture gently throughout your hair scalp.
  • Leave your head covered for minimum 30 mins and then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
  • Comb with thin hair side through your hair just after u rinsed your hair to remove the dead lice.


Ringworm

Ringworm is basically different contagious fungal infections of the skin, scalp or nails. It can leave a ring-shaped scaly red rash on the skin and patches of hair loss on the scalp.

It spreads through close contact, or by sharing hats, clothing, towels, and combs with someone who is infected. It's possible, although rare, to catch ringworm from a dog or cat.


Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin condition that can affect the skin just about anywhere on the body, including the knees and elbows, but it's often found on the scalp. The dead cells form thick, crusted scales that look like dandruff and feel itchy or sore.

Psoriasis is usually treated with ointments and home remedies. Exposure to sunlight or light therapy  might help some people with psoriasis as directed by your doctor.

 

 
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