Itchy Scalp: principal causes and treatments

The scalp on the top of the head consists of skin and millions of hair follicles. Unfortunately, certain conditions can make the skin rather dry and itchy. In this article, we shall briefly discuss some other clinical conditions that can affect the scalp and can cause an itchy scalp.

Causes of an itchy scalp

There are a number of different in conditions that can affect the scalp, resulting in reaching that can be rather annoying and frustrating. Below is a list of these conditions and a brief description regarding each of these.

1. Seborrhoeic dermatitis

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Dermatitis: what it is, causes, symptoms and treatments

The skin is the largest organ in our body. It is constantly exposed to different toxins and environmental factors that can result in changes in its texture, colour and cellular structure. Skin disease is one of the most common reasons why an individual would seek help from medical professionals. One of the common skin condition that patients suffer from is dermatitis. In this article, we shall take a brief look at dermatitis.

What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is a term that is used to describe a plethora of clinical conditions that are characterised by inflammation of the skin. It can...

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Everything about Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a commonly performed cosmetic procedure that gives better alternative for tweezing, shaving and waxing for the removal of unwanted hair.

It works by using lasers, that is, by focusing amplified light beam concentrating it on the hair follicles. This makes the pigment in the hair to absorb the light, which in turn destroys the hair.

Laser hair removal benefits

Speed: The laser beam pulse takes negligible time which can treat many hairs simultaneously. Unbelievably, the area about the size of a quarter can be treated each second. Large areas, such as legs or back, may...

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Permanent Hair Removal at Home: Best tips and techniques

There are three main methods that will help you achieve permanent hair removal in your home. Here we will explain them briefly.

1. Bleach Method:

This method is ideal to lighten the hairs that aren't completely black. Choose bleach that that is meant to be used on the sensitive skin of the face to avoid irritation. Bleach treatment lasts for about 2 weeks of application.

a. Choose type of bleach: Choose a cream that suits your skin type (oily, dry etc.)
b. Apply a small amount to a sensitive area such as inner wrist, and wash away after some...

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Everything about Eczema Herpeticum

Eczema Herpeticum is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment. In this article, we shall take a closer look at this clinical condition.

What is Eczema Herpeticum?

Eczema Herpeticum is a skin condition that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. In the medical world, it is also known as Kaposi Varicelliform eruption. Patients who suffer from Eczema Herpeticum often have underlying atopic dermatitis. The condition is typically more common in children and if left untreated can progress rapidly and can result in death. It affects around one in five children in developed countries.

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5 Acne Cream Systems to get rid of Acne forever

Acne or Acne Vulgaris, is a skin condition involving oil glands at the base of the hair follicles. The human skin has pores which are connected to the oil glands under the skin. These oil glands produce an oily liquid called "Sebum", which carries the dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. If the pore gets blocked due to any reason, it results in an accumulation of oil under the skin leading to inflammation, pimples and acne. Pimples tend to appear on the face, neck, shoulders, and chest.



Some recommended creams and lotions used to treat acne include:...

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Brazilian Laser Hair Removal and IPL Laser Hair Removal

What is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

Since ages, removal of pubic hair has always been a choice of women. This has become more of a necessity, when the bathing suits have reduced more in size. In addition, removal of pubic hair throughout the years has been more sought because of the changes in lingerie styles. Nowadays, models often wear narrow garments in the front and back of the bikini region.

Brazilian laser hair removal provides a treatment method to remove all or most of the pubic hair from the pubic region.

Difference between a regular Brazilian and Full...

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Laser Stretch Mark Removal: myths and realities

Lasers are used for many purposes, and it finds one such use in removing stretch marks. It reduces the appearance of stretch marks, reduce their redness, making it more beautiful and uniform in color.

No one wants stretch marks, as they give an "inconsistent" look on the skin.

Laser stretch mark removal approved by FDA, fast and easy way to clear the stretch lines to give you back the natural-looking skin.

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks appear whenever the skin has been stretched too fast or too fast. Technically, they appear with the tearing of the...

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Hyperpigmentation treatments

The human skin gets its color due to a chemical called melanin, which are produced by the melanocyte cells. In many people, excess production of melanin leads to hyperpigmented skin resulting in age spots and freckles. This can come with genetic or immune system problems, excess exposure to sun, side effects of certain medication, or with skin trauma, such as burns.

Although this is not any serious medical problem, treatment is often sought by people due to cosmetic reasons.

Types of hyperpigmentation

1. Melasma: Due to hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or thyroid dysfunction.
2. Lentigines (liver spots...

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Microdermabrasion at home

Microdermabrasion is a process that uses minute exfoliating crystals sprayed onto the skin. It gently exfoliates and removes the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal the new, healthy skin. As the upper layer of skin is removed, creams, lotions and moisturizers get absorbed more easily, and hence become much more effective after treatment. This is a painless, low-risk skin treatment procedure made to enhance your beauty.

After treatment with microdermabrasion, the skin becomes pink, but gets back to normal within 24 hours. It doesn't require anesthetics or surgery. Microdermabrasion works on all skin colors and types, and...

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Keloid Removal: the best treatments and tips to do it at home

Keloids are the scars keep growing even after the skin has healed. Keloids have irregularly shape and has tendency to enlarge progressively. They are usually pink or purple in color, rise above the rest of the skin, have a smooth top, itchy, painful and sensitive to touch.

Common treatment methods include:

1. Aloe vera gel. Use this if the scar is not very old; apply at least twice a day. Try with Aloe Vera gel or fresh aloe.

2. Use lemon juice. This is a natural scar treatment that lightens the top layer of skin cells, with no...

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Tattoo removal cream: does it really work?

Tattoos are drawn externally over different parts of the body for different reasons - to get their birth sign, put any name, or just feel different. Tattoos are meant to remain on the skin throughout life. They are created by making marks deep inside the skin, and because of this, tattoos are often very difficult to remove.

Trouble comes when a person doesn't want the tattoo to be engraved over the skin anymore. One such situation is that a person puts a lover's name on hand, and later breaks off with his or her lover. Any person in such...

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How to get rid of Warts?

What are Warts and how to eliminate them?

A wart is a small, cauliflower shaped rough growth resembling a solid blister. Usually, it occurs on hands or feet, but sometimes seen other locations, such as genital warts. It is caused by human papillomavirus or HPV, and unfortunately, there are over hundred types of HPVs, some of which may infect the genitals or even cause cancer.

There are different types of warts: the common ones include flat warts, plantar warts, periungual warts, and filiform warts. Another type is the sexually transmitted (genital) warts that are caused by different type of...

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How to get rid of Razor Bumps

Razor bumps are small, painful blemishes that appear on the skin after shaving and usually stay for one or two days. The occurrence of razor bumps depends upon the direction in which shaved (relative to the direction of hair), sharpness of razor, the place where shaved, and the thickness and density of hair.

Here are a few tips to avoid these nasty razor bumps:

1. Don't shave in the direction of hair growth with the traditional razor: Shaving in any direction other than the direction of natural hair growth encourages the occurrence of razor bumps.

2. Use good quality electric...

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How to get rid of Blackheads?

What are blackheads?

Blackheads are black spots that appear over the skin, specially on your nose, due to blockage of the pore of hair follicle. It can arise from bacteria, pollution, genetics and side effect of medications.

What causes Blackheads?

The cause of blackheads is asociated with the hormones present in the body that stimulate the sebaceous glands that produce sebum. Sebum lubricates and hydrates the skin and specially the face. This is why most of the blackheads appear on the nose.

As the excess of sebum blocks the pores, they start to accumulate bacterias which create these...

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