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Pityriasis Capitis: Symptoms and treatments

About

Dandruff is an innocuous, chronic condition that happens when the scalp ends up dry or oily and produces white flakes of dead skin that show up in the hair or on the shoulders.

Dandruff normally begins between the ages of 10 and 20 and influences up to 40% of individuals beyond 30 years old.1

- Can be self-diagnosed
- Can be treated and controlled
- A chronic condition, long-term yet can be controlled with proper treatment

Pityriasis Capitis, or dandruff, is a condition caused because of dry or oily skin, sensitivity to hair-care products or skin conditions, for example, dermatitis. The excess of a yeast-like organism can likewise cause dandruff. This overgrowth can be caused by pressure, hormones, an excess amount of oil on the scalp, or issues with the immune system.

Symptoms

- Self-diagnosable- itchy, red, dry, and scaly scalp.
- White flakes of dead skin in the hair start appearing.
- Flakes are generally dissipated all through the scalp.
- In case seborrheic dermatitis is the reason for dandruff, the symptoms typically show up gradually.
- The scalp winds up dry or oily, is red, and feels bothersome. As skin cells die, they turn to yellowish scales.
- A severe case of seborrheic dermatitis, symptoms shows up in various parts of the body. Yellowish or reddish flakes can show up on the hairline, around the ears, or on the nose and chest.

Treatment

Self-care:
- Frequent shampooing eliminates flakes, lessens oiliness, and stops dead skin cell development.
- Anti-dandruff shampoos will help.

Medication:
Tar-based, salicylic acid based shampoos help in curing dandruff.

Specialists:
If there is no improvement even after two weeks, consult a specialist or a dermatologist. For other concerns, consult a dermatologist.
At mfine, you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.

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