Hair Health: Itching Burning or Flaky Scalp
There can be a number of different scalp conditions which can result in itching, burning or flaky scalp. Once you get to the root of your scalp problem you will actually be able to understand the real issue. Some of the common scalp conditions and infections include dandruff, psoriasis, eczema or fungal infection. It is possible to suffer from these symptoms as a reaction to poor hygiene or unsuitable hair styling products. There may be some cases which require specific treatment and it is best to consult a dermatologist if the scalp problem persists.
On the other hand there are some general remedies for itching, burning or flaky scalp that can help regardless of the reason. Shampooing every day can reduce itching and burning of the scalp, particularly if the problem is due to dandruff. You can try coal tar based shampoo which is good for a some scalp conditions including scalp psoriasis and dandruff.
Sometimes when you are suffering from a dry and flaky scalp, it can be due to simple dry cold weather or the way in which you care for your scalp and hair. There are some other reasons for scalp flaking. Skin cells flake due to dandruff but they are typically oily and not dry. If you get heavy dandruff along with severe itching scalp, it can be due to the condition known as seborrheic eczema which is a kind of eczema. It causes irritated scalp skin to become inflamed and red. Scalp psoriasis also leads to flaking but in this condition the scalp normally itches with irritation and silvery scales or flakes.
Some of us may even suffer from itching scalp sores which are caused by fungal infection or bacteria and get irritated or inflamed. The best way to treat itchy scalp is by decreasing inflammation, soothing infected tissue and eliminating bacteria. It is suggested to use Vitamin E rich Emu Oil for effective healing. Emu Oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which are often used for treating scalp psoriasis as well as skin rash. It penetrates deep inside and is also useful for eliminating rosacea and acne.
Are you one of those people who suffer from chronic scalp conditions and just don’t know how to treat the condition effectively even after several failed attempts? In fact sometimes they may even seem worse and you feel that you are never going to get rid of the problem. Well you don’t have to worry any longer as there are a number of simple ways to diagnose as well as treat it for good.