Posts Tagged ‘seborrheic dermatitis’

Seborrheic Dermatitis Versus Dandruff

July 24th, 2011

Seborrheic Dermatitis versus dandruff- which one do y ou have and how can you tell. The school of thought – and also what we believe -  is that there is a very specific fungus called malassezia – both malassezia furfur and malassezia globosa that cause both dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis as well as cradle cap in babies and infants.

So What is The Difference Between Seborrheic Dermatitis & Dandruff

The difference is the amount of the fungus that is present on the scalp or any other area of the body where the irritation, flaking and redness can be found. So basically seborrheic dermatitis is the severe form of dandruff.  Those that have mild forms of dandruff have less of a count of the fungus on the scalp. People that have the classification of seborrheic dermatitis have a much higher count of malasezzia fungus inside the follicle.

What Causes The Fungus To Grow Out Of Control

If you suffer from severe dandruff, chronic dandruff anywhere on the body such as beard dandruff, eyebrow danruff and even ear dandruff then you have seborrheic dermatitis. Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the nose, the ears including the inside and the back of the ear where it meets the head. Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the eyebrows by leaving them flaking and itching.

One of the first things that you need to know is that the fungus feeds off of scalp oils (sebum) and sugar including and espcially fruit sugars. So step #1. During breakouts of dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis you need to stop the sugar. This includes raw sugar and high sugar items such as sweets, ice, cake, cangy and soft drinks unless they are diet. Stevia and a few other artificial sweeteners should also be avoided while in a breakout or if trying to prevent a breakout. Secondly, make sure to wash your hair daily. This fungus feeds off of the scalp oils! It is vital to make sure and cleanse your scalp and body (affected areas) daily. This will make a big difference.

Finally – there is a breakthrough ingredient for seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. It is the magic bullet that kills 3 birds with one single stone. The ingedient is called Zinc pca. Remember that zinc is nature’s anti biotic. BUT this form of zinc is much more than that. It regulates the amount of sebum or oils that the body will put out. This form of zinc is also anti bacterial and anti fungal-  naturally. There are also herbs that help to irrigate and purify the hair follicle. This herbal complex along with zinc pca make Zincplex an amazing product. Our lotion also uses several essential oils for dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis including tea tree oil, neem and much more!

Yes These Can Cause Hair Loss

Seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff both cause inflammation inside the hair follicle. They also cause the scalp to emit more scalp oils. This is a defense mechanism of the scalp to prevent damage caused by the fungus or bacteria. however, the emission of extra scalp oil can cause more long term problems. This is because the fungus feeds off of the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis hair loss or danruff hair loss or hair thinning can be helped by reducing the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. When under complete control you

Itchy Scalp Can Cause Hair Loss

October 6th, 2010

Sometimes an itchy scalp can be due to problems that also cause the hair to fall out.  Hair loss is a serious and troublesome problem.  There are a variety of conditions that can lead to hair loss.  Some hair loss that is accompanied by an itchy scalp may not necessarily be permanent hair loss.  The hair may grow back once the problem is corrected.  Some of these conditions are ringworm, folliculitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis. 

Ringworm can be found on various parts of the body including the scalp.  Ringworm comes from a fungal infection.  Symptoms include itchy red patches and hair loss.  It is generally quite itchy.  It can form scales and peel.  If ringworm is not treated is can spread and become worse.  It is also contagious. 

Folliculitis occurs when the hair follicle becomes blocked and infected.  Pimples and sometimes even boils are signs of folliculitis.  When this condition is severe it can lead to scaring and hair loss. 

Seborrheic dermatitis can also cause the scalp to itch and may lead to hair loss.  The condition includes extreme itching and inflamed and flaky scalp. These flakes may form greasy scales and mounds of flakes on the scalp.  Hair may fall out in the worse patches but will generally grow back once the condition is cleared.   

Psoriasis is another condition that is often found on the scalp.  It is not a contagious condition, but is often on other parts of the body as well.  This itchy condition shows white flaky patches.  It is itchy and may cause temporary bald spots to appear.

Oily Hair – Greasy Hair

June 29th, 2010

If you suffer from greasy hair or oily hair then you are at the right place. First of all let us explain that having an over abundance of oil on the scalp can be the result of other problems and it can also be the cause of numerous problems. This makes getting rid of oily hair very difficult for most shampoo manufacturers.

What Causes Oily Hair or Greasy Hair

When the sebum gland is emitting excess amounts of sebum or oil it is typically because of these two reasons:

1) Puberty Causes Oily Hair

2) Oily Hair is caused by a defense mechanism that the hair follicle uses to prevent harm from bacteria, fungus and hormones such as dht hormone.

The second is by far the most important since puberty passes with age. However, the scalp is always being exposed to bacteria, fungus and hormones. When any of these get a grip and actually get inside the hair follicle a sebum is emitted to protect the hair follicle. This often becomes a chicken and egg “thing”.

For example dht (the hormone that causes hair loss) forces the scalp to emit more oils. This is bead because the enzyme that causes testosterone to switch over to dht feeds off the scalp oils. This causes a nasty cycle and makes hair loss much worse and speeds up the process. Breaking the chain means removing the dht with a deep cleanse and also preventing the sebum gland from producing too much sebum. The most amazing ingredient for this is ZINC PCA.

This special form of zinc breaks the pattern, the nasty cycle that allows scalp conditions to get worse much faster. It is also the best way to clear nasty scalp conditions that are associated with excess scalp oils or grease such as scalp acne, scalp pimples, scalp hair loss, seborrheic dermatitis, seborrhea, scalp sores and many similar scalp conditions.

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