Skin Dandruff

Statement Describing the Challenge

Skin dandruff is most commonly caused by Seborrhea: It is actually more than just a problem with skin dryness. The word means “too much oil.” Seborrhea can be present as a variety of conditions such as dandruff, thick scales on the scalp, redness on the face or in the armpits, or raw, red patches below the breasts. Statement Describing the Challenge: Skin Dandruff, or Seborrhea, comes in many forms. In most cases, those affected by Sebborrhea do not know how to deal with their health problem. Although some of these conditions may feel "dry," moisturizing only makes them redder. In other cases the skin may seem oily or even oily and dry at the same time. Seborrhea (dandruff) is a skin disorder does not result from a lack of moisturizer or too much body oil. Instead, it is a form of skin inflammation (dermatitis) which has no known cause. This condition can appear at any time from infancy to old age, and can come and go more or less at random. There are many misconceptions about how to deal with Seborrhea. I will name just a few. First, moisturizing will not cure the problem. On the contrary, it will often make the problem appear worse, making infected areas more red than they were initially. Simply switching shampoos is also not a solution. Medical shampoos are an exception to this rule. Changing routines for hair hygiene will also not cure Seborrhea. For example, there is no correct number of times to wash your hair each week or day. Lastly, switching antiperspirants will not heal the problem. Adding almost anything to an infected area will make it worse, including an antiperspirant. Psoriasis is a referring more to the generalized skin problem all over the body, not just the scalp. It is commonly affecting about 3 percent of the population. This skin problem is nearly always inherited and there is often a family history of the condition. Treatment of seborrhea (dandruff) or Psoriasis is directed at fighting the skin inflammation. This is done either directly, by using cortisone-based creams and lotions (which reduce inflammation), or by reducing the yeast that builds up on scaly areas and adds to the problem. It’s very important to note that a lifestyle change will not get rid of skin problems. They must be treated with products that contain ingredients that are proven to work. Tar, Selenium Sulfide, and Zinc Pyrithione are main ingredients of the drugs that will fix the problem. Those infected with these skin problems can be confident that there is a cure and that life will return back to normal when appropriate steps are taken. It’s important to remember that such problems must be treated with proven drugs in order to eliminate skin dandruff.

Non-Drug Treatments

None. Lifestyle changes or therapies will not eliminate skin dandruff.

Alternative Medicine Treatments

Cortizone creams and anti-fungal creams. Baby shampoo with a cotton swab (often ineffective).

Drug Therapy

Drug-Therapy: cortisone-based liquids, gels, and foams, more powerful than the creams that are available over the counter. Medical shampoos are also available. coal tar shampoo-topical, Denorex, Neutrogena T/Gel, Pentrax, Tegrin, Zetar