Dandruff is a very common, annoying complaint, caused by the skin on the scalp reacting to a certain type of yeast.
Dandruff is manageable with the correct shampoos and hair care regime.
This condition is a speeding up of the replacement of skin cells, it usually takes around a month for the skin to go through its normal growing and shedding cycle, with Psoriasis this happens within a week, causing a buildup of dead skin cells resulting in Psoriatic plaques, whether this be on the head or in other common areas such as elbows and knees.
Psoriasis is categorised as an autoimmune disorder, there are medical treatments that can be employed, when it is on the scalp there are very effective trichological treatments that can be given that will help to manage this condition, calming the inflammation and removing the build up of dead skin.
This is a chronic relapsing inflammatory scalp condition which occurs in the seborrheic areas of body, where there are the most sebaceous glands. This condition can be mild and itchy through to excessive scaling, inflammation and secretions. Seborrhoeic eczema is caused by a reaction to the yeast.
Diet and medications can also affect this condition. In babies this condition is called cradle cap. This distressing condition can be effectively managed with specialist Trichology treatments.
There are 2 types of dermatitis, irritant and allergic.
Irritant dermatitis is an immediate reaction to substances such as bleach or detergent, whereas allergic is a delayed reaction to an allergen, for example hair dye. This is why it is so important to have a patch test before any colour or in salon treatment to reduce the chances of contact dermatitis.
Also called lichen simplex is a very itchy eczema patch that becomes worse through continued rubbing or scratching. Usually a single patch at the nape of the neck. A combination of medical and trichological treatments can be very effective at controlling this condition.