Psoriasis Itchy Scalp

Does itching of bald spots on scalp indicate permanent hair loss?

The hair is considered a very prominent aesthetic embellishment in today’s world and definitely does add a certain appeal to a persons overall look. As a result, a number of people tend to be overly conscious about the thickness, appearance and overall health of their hair. Moreover, what a lot of people are not aware of is the fact that the hair is often seen as a barometer used to gauge the health of a persons medical condition. This is primarily because of the fact that the hair cells are the fastest growing cells in the human body and, as a result, require tremendous amounts of energy to maintain that growth rate. When the body is affected by some kind of virus or infection, the energy that is normally used by the hair is routed to help the body fight off the infection. Since the hair is not provided with the required energy, it tends to become weak and brittle. Therefore the hair can thus be viewed as a good indicator of a problem being present within the body.

When you experience significant itching in the scalp, it is important to identify the root cause of the occurrence. There are a number of factors that influence the development of itching such as tinea capitis, also known as ringworm of the scalp, psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis. All of these conditions are influenced by a number of other factors such as the kinds of shampoos and other hair care products that you expose your scalp to. Another very often overlooked factor is the kind of nutrition you allow your body through your dietary habits. You should also make it a point to check your scalp for head lice as this probably the most common cause of intense scalp itching. Because of the constant itching and scraping off the upper layers of the skin when affected by an itchy scalp, the roots of the hair follicles tend to get a little weak, thereby causing hair fall to occur at a more accelerated rate.

Because of the fact that an itchy scalp is such a common condition, there are a number of home remedies that you could try to treat the condition effectively and fast. If the condition is the result of some kind of bacterial or fungal infection, try using an antiseptic shampoo that is known to contain antibiotics such as salicylic. Avoid exposing your head to the sun too often as it is known to irritate the scalp significantly, thereby prompting you to scratch the area more frequently and intensely.

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