A good number of scalp conditions result in hair loss or some form of skin rash. Many are genetic. Infection or malnutrition may also lead to scalp conditions, and the treatment will be contingent on the condition that is leading to the scalp issues. There are various types of scalp conditions, and we have highlighted a few below.
Cradle Cap (Seborrheic Eczema)
- Commonly a self-limiting skin issue which is seen in young children or infants between the age of three weeks and twelve months.
- It is non-itchy and painless.
- Greasy, yellowing scales are seen on the forehead and scalp that starts flaking off.
- It generally does not necessitate medical treatment and will go away by itself in six months.
- Vïewed as a medical emergency and urgent medical care may be needed.
- Malnutrition is a deficiency of numerous nutrients and vitamins as a result of low intake and weak absorption in your intestines.
- It may be caused by medications, disease, or a poor eating plan.
- The symptoms from a nutritional deficiency may be dependant on the nutrient that the body is lacking.
- Regular symptoms include Fatigue, pale skin, weight loss, weakness, hair loss, trouble breathing, unusual food cravings, fainting, heart palpitations, menstrual problems, and depression.
- You may notice a substantial amount of hair in the basin after washing your hair.
- Clumps of hair may be stuck in your hairbrush.
- Hair easily falls out with gentle tucking is generally a sign of hair loss. Check out https://groclinics.com.au/ for more information on hair transplants as an effective remedy for hair regrowth.
- Another indication of hair loss is thinning patches of hair on the scalp.
- Typically leads to silvery, scaly, and sharply defined patches on the skin.
- It is generally found on the elbows, scalp, lower back, and knees.
- It may be asymptomatic (showing no symptoms) or itchy.
- Obvious symptoms generally don’t present themselves until a progressive stage of the disease.
- Symptoms may include brittle nails and hair, dry skin and hair loss, weight gain, enhanced sensitivity to cold, fatigue, constipation, and depression, among other symptoms.
- A fungal infection that influences the hair shafts and scalp.
- Flaky, itchy patches start forming on the scalp.
- Symptoms include hair loss, low fever, brittle hair, scalp pain, swollen lymph nodes, among other symptoms.
- A skin condition that results in your immune system erroneously attacking hair follicles that lead to hair loss.
- Hair loss happens intermittently all over the scalp or other parts of your body in smooth, tiny, quarter-sized patches that may merge over more substantial areas.
- Hair loss is often impermanent, but the hair may grow back gradually or start falling out again after regrowth.
- A defect in the structure of your hair that leads to fragile or brittle hair strands that easily break.
- It can result in sparse hair growth, an eyebrow or eyelash loss.
- Hair strands have a knotty and dry appearance.
- It is a regular symptom associated with Netherton’s syndrome.
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