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What are the most common problems on scalp?

What are the most common problems on scalp?

Scalp Problems

  • Dandruff.
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis.
  • Cradle Cap.
  • Head Lice.
  • Ringworm.
  • Folliculitis.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Lichen Planus.

What are scalp concerns?

Topic Overview. Many people have hair or scalp problems. Hair may thin or fall out, break off, or grow slowly. Dandruff or an itching or peeling scalp may cause embarrassment and discomfort. Hair and scalp problems can be upsetting, but they usually are not caused by serious medical problems.

What is scalp erythema?

Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by inflammatory changes (erythema) covered by larger, yellow, greasy scales that accumulate to form crusts Figure 1. Patients with seborrheic dermatitis may experience mild pruritus as well.

What are the different diseases and disorders of scalp and hair?

Skin diseases affecting the scalp

Dandruff or pityriasis capitis Diffuse scaling
Head lice Adult lice, nits on hair shaft, tiny haemorrhagic spots and excoriations
Lichen simplex Well demarcated lichenified intensely itchy plaques, usually on occiput
Folliculitis Chronic scattered and irritable follicular pustules

How do you identify scalp diseases?

The symptoms of scalp conditions depend on the exact condition, but they include:

  1. rashes.
  2. hair loss or hair thinning.
  3. weak hair and breakages.
  4. itchiness.
  5. scaly patches.
  6. pain.
  7. tenderness.

Is scalp biopsy painful?

This is usually given by injection with a thin needle. The numbing medication can cause a burning sensation in the skin for a few seconds. Afterward, you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort during the skin biopsy.

What are the 3 main hair conditions?

Hair Disorders: Finding the Root of the Problem

  • Androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness)
  • Alopecia areata.
  • Scarring (cicatricial) alopecia.
  • Telogen effluvium.
  • Anagen effluvium.
  • Congenital hypotrichosis.
  • Infection-related hair loss (eg, tinea capitis and folliculitis)

What kills fungus on scalp?

One of the most common medications used to treat fungal infections of the scalp is griseofulvin, an oral antifungal. You may need to use griseofulvin or another medication for four to eight weeks to properly treat the infection. Other medications used to treat scalp fungus include itraconazole, fluconazole and others.