Different Scalp Problems and Their Effective Remedies

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Different Scalp Problems and Their Effective Remedies

Many scalp conditions result in hair loss or some kind of skin rash. It's so common that you may find almost everyone having some kind of hair problem. If you come across a large amount of hair in the drain or clumps of hair in the brush, it is time to treat and nourish your scalp. Apart from hair loss or head lice, there are other scalp problems that range from minor infections or allergic reactions to more severe health conditions. This blog will understand different scalp problems and their treatment options.

Head Lice

A Head louse is a parasite insect that can live on a person's scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes. These insects are like sesame seeds. They feed on our blood and lay eggs on the hair close to the scalp. According to experts, the most common symptom is an itchy scalp. More than 12 million Americans suffer from them every year, and most are between 3 to 11 years.


The treatment may include over-the-counter medicated shampoos and prescribed medicines to kill lice and their eggs.

Scalp Psoriasis

This is a skin disease where the skin grows too rapidly. This skin condition can show up anywhere, but it most commonly grows on the scalp. Scalp Psoriasis can cause symptoms like flushed and flaky skin, itchy skin, and patches on the skin. It is also possible that the skin surface cracks and bleeds sometimes.

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According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, patches may extend to the forehead, around the ears, and even down the neck. In this condition, a person experiences extreme hair loss. Experts say that this hair loss is temporary, and the hair grows back once the Psoriasis is cleared.


The treatment of Scalp Psoriasis includes:

  • Topical Medications
  • Medicated Shampoos
  • Injections
  • Light Treatments
  • Scale Softeners

Seborrheic Dermatitis

This skin problem is a type of eczema resembling Psoriasis. According to the National Eczema Association, the symptoms are dry, flushed skin with greasy yellow or white scales. One with Seborrheic Dermatitis may find such symptoms near the ears around the hairline, or on their buttocks. A suffering person may also experience itchiness and discomfort.


Our treatments include:

  • Topical Ointments, Creams, and Shampoos
  • Gentle Cleaning of the Area
  • Topical Corticosteroid Ointments

Home Treatment

The American Academy of Dermatology suggests that you can use regular shampoo to avoid such kind of skin infection. The shampoo must include ingredients like :

  • Salicylic Acid and Sulfur
  • Coal Tar
  • Zinc Pyrithione
  • Selenium Sulfide
  • Ketoconazole

Androgenetic Alopecia

The U.S National Library of Medicine says Androgenetic Alopecia is a common cause of hair loss. This condition is often in males more compared to females. The common symptoms among men include a receding hairline or balding. In females, this skin disease leads to thinning of the hair over the entire scalp.


  • The treatment may include medication (minoxidil) or surgery (hair transplant).

You now have an overview of different scalp problems, their symptoms, patterns, and treatment options. Visit our site to know more about hair thinning, hair loss, scalp nourishment, and scalp problems.