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Scalp Conditions and How to Treat Them.

Updated on March 3, 2016

Various Conditions

Scalp conditions vary within each person depending on their diet and how they take care of themselves. There's no telling what hair types and what types of people get certain conditions. What I can tell you is the names and definitions of each condition is and what remedies work best. I will warn you though that healthy homemade remedies can be quite pricey. Here are some conditions you guys might want to take notes and watch for signs and such so you can act fast on treatment.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

First, I'd like to talk about Seborrheic Dermatitis. If you see flaky scales that come with a rash and redness. Sometimes if the person scratches so much to a point where it gets raw it may bleed. Stress and cold weather are just a few of the main causes of this condition. Most times Seborrheic Dermatitis can clear up by itself. One option for a home remedy involves mixing one teaspoon of lemon juice with one teaspoon of garlic and applying it to the skin for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing. Oral Fish supplements can be another option for the sufferer these are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which helps relief the symptoms of the condition. Salicylic Acid is a chemical exfoliator which helps remove the old flakes and helps prevent new ones from flaking. Also try acne pads that have this chemical in them. These are GREAT for removing the flakes from your skin. Tea tree oil is a great product as well especially for the scalp and its known for removing fungus from the skin. Other wise you can just visit your doctor for more information or search the web for even more options I'm sure there's more amazing options to help you out. As for treating the scalp for seborrheic acid, there's several treatments for this you can do at home. Most ethnic people or those who have courser hair types have turned to these just for natural hair growth. First, one I want to discuss is simple. Honey and water. Simply mix, place on affected area and wait three hours then wash hair like normal. Honey is a antifungal and antibacterial. Honey fights all that bad stuff and replaces the area with moisture which is great for this purpose. Coconut Treatment oil is simple also and won't cost a leg and an arm. Take a small amount of oil into your hands and massage area, and actually this is less work because you don't need to wash your hair and make an even bigger mess than you need to. I want to mention just one more because there's so many of these available for you. The last one I want to talk about is Apple Cider Vinegar. Mix this with water make it even so that one isn't overpowering the other and vinegar is usually strong so be careful. Let sit on scalp for about 10-15 minutes and then rinse. Apple cider is created mostly with malic acid and it works against yeast and fungus.


Psoriasis

Psoriasis is very similar to Seborrheic acid its best to have your dermatologist look at your scalp and figure out the best possible definition for what is going on with your scalp. Psoriasis is caused by an overactive immune system. Other triggers can also be stress, weather changes, and even medications if your system doesn't agree with these changes. This can also be called plaque psoriasis. signs of this include, plaque of red, inflamed skin. The plaques are itchy and painful which can be scratched to a point where they will crack. How to take care of this you ask ? Honestly, any natural oil will do such as olive oil, avocado oil and even coconut oil will help settle these symptoms of Psoriasis. Hot wraps or hot towels also help sooth the symptoms just simply wrap them around your head for about 20 minutes repeat if necessary.

Eczema

Eczema is another scalp condition and because these three are very closely related you should definitely see your doctor for further diagnosing. I did a little research and did not know that eczema is a Greek word that means to effervesce or bubble or boil over. It's original term is called Atopic Dermatitis. This affects the neck, wrists ankles as well as the scalp. It becomes more of a rash and extremely dry and itchy. Coconut oil is a biggie when taking care of eczema. Other home remedies include Sea spray, magnesium baths, cod liver oil and probiotics.

Hope these were helpful and good luck! Let me know how some of these worked for you guys!

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