Monday, August 23, 2010

Hair loss and itchy scalp – keep it away?

Hair loss could be triggered by itchy scalp. The irritation on your scalp will be very possible to lead you into temporary or permanent hair loss. Thus, before we know how to prevent itchy scalp, we’d better know the type of itchy scalp problem

Itchy scalp types

  • Contact dermatitis – Scalp skin irritation due to allergic. This might be very possible to be triggered by your new shampoo, or soap with alcohol ingredient or another chemical. Thus, you might choose a mild shampoo for you.
  • Psoriasis – it looks like pimples on your hair roots.
  • Head louse – lice are surely a problem, especially for children. Moreover, it is easily spread from one to the others.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis – another name of this problem is dandruff. Dandruff is an excessive scaling of the scalp. Hormonal changes in adults could trigger dandruff.

Those scalps problems are very possible to cause hair loss, especially if you scratch your scalp too hard and it makes scars to your scalp. If the scars pull your hair follicle, your hair doesn’t have a house to grow. Thus, it leads you into permanent hair loss.

How to prevent itchy scalp problem and hair loss

There are general rules to avoid the scalp problem. Scalp problem usually occur when your scalp is dry. Thus, you have to keep your scalp moisturized and also clean. Don’t forget to shampoo your hair regularly using mild shampoo. Contact dermatitis might need antibiotic and anti allergic. For Psoriasis, you might have to come to a doctor. This scalp problem is very complex. You might need the UV radiation, topical applications and steroids. Hair loss will stop soon when you finally are able to overcome your scalp problem.


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