Seborrheic dermatitis can take the head. This disease certainly does not cause migraines or neuralgia, rather it is a source of itching, irritation and pain of the scalp. These manifestations are very common symptoms in men and women suffering from seborrheic dermatitis. In most cases, the irritation is due to the excessive action of scratching, to the point of inflaming the skin and feeling pain when simply passing your hand through your hair, a gesture that is not the most suitable for those with dermatitis. seborrheic because the sebum present on the palm of the hand is deposited on the scalp and hair. In addition to itching and other obvious manifestations affecting the skin and scalp such as peeling, redness and yellowish crusts, there is also discomfort and fear of showing oneself in public.
THAT UNREASABLE DESIRE TO SCRATCH Why does the scalp get itchy? The fault lies with the excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands, which not only tends to suffocate the hair root, but also does not allow the scalp to 'breathe' which, as a response, irritates and reacts by manifesting itching. whose intensity varies from person to person. Itching, however, is not only a consequence of seborrheic dermatitis and can also occur as a result of other pathologies or conditions that may affect the scalp such as dandruff, dry skin, psoriasis, ringworm, atopic dermatitis, eczema, pediculosis or scabies. Determining the nature of the itch is crucial for defining the most appropriate practical or therapeutic approach according to the problem that generated it. In any case, itching is not a symptom that should be neglected, because the excessive action of scratching could induce folliculitis, an infection of the hair follicles (the ends of the hair) caused in most cases by bacteria, in particular by Staphylococcus aureus, from viruses or fungi. The combination of folliculitis and seborrheic dermatitis could favor or accelerate premature hair loss. Therefore, at the first signs of itchy symptoms it is better to contact a specialist or your referring doctor.
HOW TO RELIEVE THE ITCHING OF SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS?
The first approach to be applied is a practical one, that is, it is necessary to adopt some correct behaviors in the daily care of the skin and hair, ranging from washing methods, to the type of detergents to be used, up to changes in one's lifestyle.
1. Do not wash your hair too vigorously or frequently, as this would stimulate the production of sebum by the sebaceous glands of the scalp even more.
2. After each wash, dry your hair very well without using the hair dryer too hot. If the scalp gets too dry, a vicious circle is generated between flaking and annoying itching.
3. Avoid the use of irritating, aggressive detergents and prefer those that have a pH compatible with that of the skin, which is already irritated due to seborrheic dermatitis and which may have developed a hypersensitivity to some chemical agents contained in these products.
4. Care for hydration by drinking plenty of water and using products with specific moisturizing properties for the skin and scalp.
5. Avoid stress. It has been shown that the accumulation of nerve stress can be associated with increased itching and / or a possible risk for hair loss. Changing your lifestyle at a less hectic pace can reduce discomfort and discomfort and, consequently, also some symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis such as itching.