Seborrhoeic Dermatitis usually looks like psoriasis , eczema or skin allergy. It is common , harmless , scaling rash affecting the face , scalp and other areas. Despite its appearance this skin condition is not caused by poor hygeine. The rashes are reddish in color , Swollen and greasy appearance , White or yellowish crust scale on the surface.
Dandruff – It is also called pityriasis capitis , this is the uninflamed form of seborrhoeic dermatitis . Dandruff presents as scal patches scattered within hair bearing areas of the scalp.
Cradle Cap- A type of seborrheic dermatitis in infants. The scaly gresy patches from on the baby’s scalp. The patches may become thick and crusty .
Acne Necrotica miliaris – it is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles of the scalp. The condition is also known as Scalp folliculitus or Proprionibacterium folliculitus.It is the severe foem of hair folliculitus. The small very itchy pustules within the scalp , often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be numerous.
Perifolliculitis capitis abscedents et suffodiens
It is also known as dissecting cellulitus or folliculitis or perifolliculitus capitis. This is rare and severe form of scalp folliculitus sometimes associated with acne conglobata , hidradenitis suppurativa and spinal arthritis. It is most often adult men but may rarely occurs in white skinned individuals. Lagre nodules and cysts accompany smaller follicular papules and pustules from which purulent material can be expressed. Temperory hair loss over the lesion eventually results in permanent scarring and bald patches.
It is an unusual skin condition affecting the nape of the neck . it commonly affects adults Afro-Caribbean males with curly hais and other dark skinned individuals, but it may occur in any individual. This may persist for many years.
It is sometimes called acne cheloidal nuchae or Acne Keloidalis.
Alopecia means loss of hairs. In alopecia areata the round bald patches that suddenly appears and most often affects the scalp. This is a auto immune disorder and may occur at any age and gender.
Alopecia Totalis , Alopecia Universalis and Alopecia areata incognita are the three different types of alopecia areata.
Head lice are tiny brown or grey insects. They are about the size of a sesme seed. Head lice cling to hairs but stay close to the scalp which they feed off. Head lice lay eggs which hatch after 7 – 10 days. It takes about 10 days for a newly hatched louse to grow into an adult and start to lay eggs.
Nits are the empty white eggshells which are left when the lice hatch. Nits look like dandruff but stick strongly to hair. Unlike dandruff you cannot easily brush out nits.
Hair Dye Allergy
Psoriasis of Scalp
Lichen Planus Scalp
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SCALP SKIN DISEASES