The Scalp Looks Like Dandruff And Itchy Red Skin On The Body?

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Tonight, I want to ask. I have a grandfather in his 70s in my life who has never been sick except diabetes. Well, beginning of January, the scalp starts to itch, then this new february looks like that. Then accompanied by skin around the hand that is rather red like ‘gabaken’. Why is that?

1 Answer:

Hello Agatha,


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Your scalp that feels itchy and peeling resembles dandruff may be a sign that you have seborrheic dermatitis. Many sources say this condition occurs related to immune system abnormalities and also the activity of the fungus Malassezia on the surface of the skin. Neurological and psychiatric disorders (such as Parkinson's disease and depression), immune system disorders (for example due to HIV, diabetes, or long-term steroid consumption), side effects of consuming certain drugs, to the process of recovery from certain medical conditions (such as heart attacks), can also aggravate this condition. But in fact, the exact cause of the appearance of seborrheic dermatitis is still unknown.


Not only that, it can also cause itchy and flaky scalp due to fungal infections of the scalp (tinea capitis), psoriasis (autoimmune disorders), other microorganism infections, drug eruptions, xerosis (dry skin), and so on. This condition can occur related or not related to the skin of your hand which looks red like a measles (gabaken). In addition to measles, the skin of the hands can also become reddish due to other factors, such as contact dermatitis, insect bites or other animals, skin infections due to other factors, Singapore flu, burns, and so on.


You can check your condition directly to the doctor or dermatologist so that you can evaluate more deeply the possible causes. Some types of topical medication will often be prescribed by the doctor first, so the complaints will improve. However, if the symptoms that appear instead persist or even worsen, further tests, such as allergy testing, examination of skin tissue samples, laboratories, etc. can also be done by a doctor.


For now, you can do it first:

Be diligent in bathing, washing your hair, and washing your hands regularly using the right skin and hair care products that are suitable for your skin type
Do not exchange headgear with others
If you want to cover your head, use a clean headgear and absorb sweat, if necessary don't use a headgear at all
Do not exfoliate forced peeling skin
Drink more, eat nutritious foods, and get enough rest so that your immune system is always maintained
Not just consuming or applying drugs

Hope this helps ...

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