Scalp That Looks Scaly And Red?
Greetings doctor,rnI want to ask about the problem of my scalp having ears and redness, every day I brush my ears must fall and my scalp is red…. may I know the solution…
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Need to clarify beforehand, what do you mean by "eared"? What is meant by scaly like dandruff?
Scalp that looks scaly and red causes there are many. One of the most common is seborrheic dermatitis. This condition often afflicts parts of the body that are inhabited by many oil glands, including the head. Often, sufferers also feel a very annoying itching sensation.
The exact cause of skin inflammation in seborrheic dermatitis is not yet known. However, many experts suspect this condition is related to Malassezia fungal infection which is contained in the secretions produced by the oil glands in the skin. In addition, disorders of the immune system, and various other factors, such as neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, a fat immune system, side effects of drugs, or also recovery from a disease (eg heart attack) can also trigger this condition.
In addition to seborrheic dermatitis, your complaints can also arise due to other causes, such as psoriasis (chronic skin inflammation due to autoimmune disorders), tinea capitis (fungal infection of the head), contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with allergens or irritants), impetigo ( bacterial infections), cutaneous candidiasis, lupus, lichen planus, tinea versicolor (tinea versicolor), and so on.
If you really mean this kind of condition, you should try to see a dermatologist and venereal specialist. That way, it can be checked, whether the exact cause underlying your complaint.
In the meantime, you can treat your scalp by shampooing regularly 3 to 4 times a week using a shampoo containing pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, tar, and salicylic acid. Clean the scales that appear on your scalp with olive oil that is left for 1 to 3 hours, then rinse thoroughly. Avoid modifying your hair too often, especially using products that contain harmful chemicals. Also avoid scalp care products that contain alcohol. Avoid exchanging headgear with other people to minimize the risk of transmission.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah