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Scalp Diseases and Their Effect on Hair Styles

Each one of us could go through unappealing hair and scalp problems, and some may be severe. Aside from all the pollution, chemicals, sun exposures, adding up to the dilemma are the hereditary factors that will definitely add much turmoil to the evidently troubled hair. Once this happens, it is almost impossible to achieve and maintain any type of hairstyle. While treating these conditions you must refrain from using any chemical hair products or treatments.

There are two of the most common scalp diseases, and these are psoriasis and seborrhea dermatitis.

Psoriasis The psoriasis of the scalp is a certain condition that will be the cause of redness, a lot of itching, some dry powdery flakes or even thick scales of the scalp. Scalp psoriasis is a chronic (which means a persistent and lasting disease) condition, with the possibility of not to be cured completely but still can be treated. The real cause of this disease is not thoroughly determined, but on the contrary, there is a suspicion that this is a disease that is to be hereditary by nature.

Like most of the other diseases, psoriasis is also triggered by stress, if you will try to relax and keep your mind at a peace state then that is good. Psoriasis has a very probable tendency of flaring up, most especially if being exposed to the sun, which in fact worsens the condition. If you have psoriasis, do not ever neglect your hair, you always have to protect it, and your scalp, against the sun?s harsh rays, try on a scarf or a cap. Drugs cannot cure the psoriasis, which is true; the only way of treating it is by using a topical treatment for this condition.

The Seborrhea dermatitis The seborrhea dermatitis is a condition that is more commonly known as a form of dandruff, and the symptoms are most definitely known to everybody. Dandruff will cause oily scales, redness, and many itching and rather greasy flakes on the scalp. Usually, seborrhea dermatitis is caused by the hormonal changes, or by fungal infections that occurs of the scalp?s skin. There is a slight difference between the seborrhea dermatitis and psoriasis, and that is by checking the flakes. You see, when infected with the psoriasis, the flakes are usually very dry and a lot more powdery, while when infected with seborrhea dermatitis the flakes appear oily.

None of these scalp diseases are contagious, so you need not worry too much if a friend, or a family member of yours have either of these conditions. If you are experiencing and suffering any of the above conditions, it is ultimately advised that you avoid any scratching and picking on these scales. Be very, very careful, and steer away from any hair dyes and above all any chemicals treatments such as coloring and perming to name a few. As much as possible do not abuse your hair and scalp, so that you can be able to avoid any more damage to yourself.

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