Seborrheic Dermatitis Hair Loss!
Hair loss can be caused by a variety of things, but many do not realize that scalp conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, seborrheic eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and other scalp inflammation type conditions can cause thinning hair and hair loss.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a relatively common scalp condition. It causes scaly patches that tend to be white or yellowish in color. These patches on the scalp are usually oily or greasy and crusty. The scales may cover red irritated areas on the scalp. It is an itchy and uncomfortable condition. This condition can occur on other parts of the body as well. It commonly shows up on the face, behind ears, behind knees and elbows, and on the chest.
Seborrheic dermatitis often occurs because the sebum gland is producing and excess amount of sebum. This makes it possible for fungus to multiply in large numbers on the scalp. Fungus is normally on a healthy scalp in small amounts, but large amounts of fungus can cause various problems. Fungus and bacteria can clog hair follicles causing seborrheic dermatitis. If the hair follicle gets damaged then hair can begin to fall out. There is also seborrheic dermatitis hair loss as it relates to inflammation in the hair follicle that squeezes or chokes the hair off resulting in hair fall.
Seborrheic Dermatitis is a very itchy and uncomfortable condition. Most people find it difficult if not impossible to avoid scratching. Scratching will of course make the problem worse and often results in scalp sores. It can also cause scaring or damage the hair follicle. Both of these may lead to hair loss.
The best way to treat the uncomfortable condition is to create a balance on the scalp by removing the excess sebum and cleaning away any excess bacteria and fungus. The problem is that many products that can remove the excess oil will remove too much oil leaving dry scalp. A scalp that is too dry will lead to more problems. This is especially true of chemical ingredients that many hair products contain. It is not unusual for products that claim to be organic or natural to still have chemical. You have to read labels to be sure what is in the products you are using. Zinc pca is one natural ingredient that is great for balancing the scalp. It is able to regulate the sebum gland so that it produces the correct amount of oil. Zinc is also a cleaning agent and an anti-fungal agent. It can gently clean the scalp and get deep into the hair follicle. Balancing the scalp will also lead to healthy hair. Learn more about how zinc pca can help with seborrheic dermatitis hair loss by visiting our seborrheic dermatitis page.