Various hair disorders can affect the function and appearance of our hair.
These conditions are often related to the skin or immune system disorders affecting hair follicles’ health.
The scalp is the foundation for healthy hair growth.
A healthy scalp means healthy hair, but some hair scalp disorders can affect hair growth and appearance.
This blog post will discuss common hair scalp disorders, their causes, symptoms, and treatment.
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WHAT ARE HAIR SCALP DISEASES?
Hair scalp disorders refer to any conditions that affect the skin of the scalp. These conditions can range from minor issues like dandruff to severe conditions such as psoriasis or eczema.
While some cases may cause mild itching or irritation, others can lead to hair loss.
TYPES OF HAIR SCALP DISEASE
Dandruff is a common problem characterized by flaking and itching of the scalp. It occurs when the skin on the scalp becomes dry or oily. The condition is often caused by Malassezia fungus found on the scalp’s surface.
Alopecia is a hair disorder that causes hair loss in both men and women. Autoimmune diseases, hormonal imbalances, stress, or genetics can cause it. In some cases, alopecia may cause complete baldness; in others, it may result in patchy hair loss.
Seborrheic Dermatitis is a condition that affects both infants and adults, and it usually affects areas with high oil production, such as the face, upper chest, and back. Some symptoms include red patches on the skin and yellowish-greasy scales.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that causes rapid skin cell buildup, affecting the scalp and other parts of the body.
Folliculitis is a bacterial infection that affects the hair follicles. This condition can lead to hair loss if left untreated. Signs include small red or white pimples around one or more hair follicles, an itchy or painful scalp, and pus-filled blisters that break open.
Some factors that may cause hair scalp disorders are genetics, hormonal changes, stress, and lifestyle factors such as poor diet, lack of sleep, and excessive use of hairstyling products can cause dandruff, fungal infections, and other hair scalp disorders.
However, the best treatment is prevention, so here are some prevention ideas for hair scalp disorders, maintain proper hair hygiene, avoid chemical treatments, manage stress, and have a healthy diet
Hair scalp disorders can be uncomfortable and unpleasant. However, most of these conditions are treatable with the right knowledge.
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