Your Dandruff Could Be Scalp Fungus. Don't Worry.
Are you having hair or scalp problems? It could be fungus.
How often do you find yourself scratching your head in a futile attempt to relieve the itch? Dry scalp, itchy scalp and flaky scalp are all symptoms of a condition called dermatophytosis. This is also known as "scalp fungus" and it's surprisingly common. Dry scalp can also be caused by other factors such as dry air or hair care products that are too harsh for your skin type. The best way to diagnose yourself is by visiting a dermatologist, but before you make an appointment here's some more information on what causes these conditions and how they're treated!
If you experience any of these symptoms there are ways to treat it with products from the drug store. Dry scalp can be treated with a medicated cream that moisturizes and relieves the itch. Dry skin on your head means you're most likely not producing enough natural oils, so some people might need to increase their intake of fatty acids from food or supplements.
However, sometimes there are other issues such as dandruff or eczema which cause symptoms that may lead you to believe that you have a dry scalp. A dry scalp can also be a sign of seborrheic dermatitis, which is often found on the eyebrows and behind the ears in adults. It's more common to see this condition in babies because they are still developing their natural oils and may struggle with keeping them balanced when outside toxins can irritate the skin.
Dandruff is very often caused by yeast. Yeast infects the scalp and causes irritation, itching, and flaking. Yeast can be treated using some essential oils including rosemary and eucalyptus.
There are easy ways to treat dandruff without harsh chemicals and treatments. Dry scalp can be soothed, itching reduced and flakes eliminated with the use of natural herbs including rosemary oil which is used to treat eczema.
Dandruff treatment for natural hair should include a coconut oil conditioner such as Monoi Oil that will moisturize dry hair without upsetting your own natural pH balance.
If your scalp is itching badly you should not scratch it. This can lead to skin thinning, redness, and sometimes even infection.
If you scratch your scalp then the itching will persist and this often leads to hair loss due to breakage which is why in extreme cases scratching may be a better alternative than treating with topical products such as cortisone creams or other medications.
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