Scalp conditions are extremely common and can cause an array of problems such as itching, flaking to thick scaling patches and some scalp conditions may lead to hair loss.
Psoriasis is often found on the knees, elbows and sometimes other areas along with the scalp, this condition can be extremely uncomfortable when the scalp is affected.
The body produces new skills cells in the deepest layer, these cells gradually move up through the different skin layers reaching the surface and flaking off. This process takes around 3-4 weeks however in patients with Psoriasis this process takes place in a much faster 3-7 days resulting in the cells building up on the surface.
Psoriasis can affect anyone at any point in their lives and is thought to be triggered by many factors such as stress, nutrition, long standing infection to the body or injury.
Seborrheic Eczema is also a condition is also known as cradle cap in young infants.
This condition is often seen in patches around the nape of the neck ears and can affect other parts of the body. Patches can be red flaky and itchy which can vary in severity. This inflammatory condition is thought to be caused by Microorganisms such as yeast, that live on the skin naturally and can also contribute to seborrheic dermatitis. Unlike some other forms of eczema, seborrheic dermatitis is not the result of an allergy.
Folliculitis is a common condition often caused by a bacterial or fungal infection being present, this condition causes inflammation of the hair follicles. Raised follicles can be visible which may weep or bleed. Commonly seen in the nape area this condition can be extremely pruritic (itchy) and can lead to scarring if not treated.