Types of dermatitis affecting the scalp🧐 

Types of dermatitis affecting the scalp🧐  - Scrachee

When dermatitis affects the scalp, it does so with a very annoying itching, flaking and irritation. This can interfere with sleep, daily life and even self-esteem😔.

Dermatitis can appear (almost) everywhere and the scalp is no exception. However, there are several types of dermatitis that can be affected and not only atopic dermatitis. That's why today we took on the task of investigating the most frequent ones and tell you a little about them. Let's get started!🧐

Seborrheic dermatitis

This is a rash that occurs quite frequently on the scalp and is characterized by the presence of very irritated red spots, delimited and accompanied by scales.

It usually appears in areas where there is an abundance of sebum-producing glands, such as the head, eyebrow region, nose and chest👃 .

In babies it usually appears something similar, with dry and scaly plaques on the scalp, which can be controlled very well as in adults.

Discoid Eczema

There is also discoid eczema, which is very itchy and presents extremely irritated and reddened areas in the shape of a coin⭕ . Occasionally, these lesions may extend and affect the neck or arms.

Although it can affect children, its appearance is more frequent after middle age.

Contact dermatitis

While contact dermatitis is common in other areas of the body, it can also appear on the scalp. This is caused by contact with any irritating substance that triggers dermatitis, often related to hair cleansing products🧴.

This is why it is important to use natural body cleansing products without toxic chemicals, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Hair loss caused by dermatitis on the scalp

Regardless of the type of dermatitis, this is an inflammatory process that, if extended over time, can have certain consequences, including hair loss👴 . 

But don't worry! This is a transitory baldness, and once the dermatitis is controlled, hair growth progressively increases.

Recommendations for the care of dermatitis on the scalp

  • Maintain proper scalp and hair hygiene💇.
  • Buy a hypoallergenic shampoo for sensitive scalp without the presence of chemicals.
  • Avoid excessive sweating for the duration of the outbreak.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and situations of extreme heat and cold that can damage the skin😧.
  • Keep the scalp moisturized, our Soaked cream and Gold Up oil are perfect for this💖

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