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It is one of the more common scalp conditions that people know about but what you may not know, is that the white flakes on your scalp can appear due to two reasons. One, because of an excess production of sebum, leading to oily dandruff, which manifests through thick yellowish flakes. And, two, because of an excessively dry scalp that can occur due to a yeast infection that manifests through a red, itchy, and sore scalp.
Invasion of fungi and such other small organisms lead to swelling and pain, resulting in obsessive itchiness, soreness, and even bald patches. Very often it is difficult to self-diagnose these issues and you only realise the extent of damage after you visit a dermatologist or trichologist.
2. Head Lice & Ringworm
This severe form of dandruff causes the scalp to become itchy, scaly, and greasy. It can affect adults as much as it can affect babies. When it occurs among babies, it is known as cradle cap.
3. Seborrheic Dermatitis:
This is an autoimmune condition that exhibits pink-red acne on the scalp or along the hairline. These cause irritation and pain as a result of them being highly inflamed.
This scalp condition usually results in widespread hair loss and may be a side effect of certain medications, fragile hair, or hormonal abnormalities. In this case, hair loss can happen in small or large patches.
This condition hits the hair follicles right on the scalp. It manifests through small bumps like acne and pimples, which are filled with pus, causing inflammation. Not just that, it also causes excessive sweating.
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