Recognizing the signs of dandruff and flaky scalp

The most visible symptom is the flakes themselves that can be seen on the scalp, in the hair and sometimes on people's shoulders. These can vary in size, from small and fine to larger clumps.

Dandruff also has symptoms that are only felt. These include feelings of a tight, dry and itchy scalp. Of course, an itchy scalp only makes things worse: the more you scratch, the more flakes you dislodge Not only this, scratching your head can make your hair look dull and lifeless and damage the strands which makes them weaker.

However, not everyone who thinks they have dandruff may have dandruff. Conditions such as psoriasis are often mistaken for dandruff. If you're using head & shoulders or another anti-dandruff shampoo and don't notice a difference after a few weeks, then it's worth making an appointment to see your doctor.

Luckily, dandruff can be controlled easily just by using head & shoulders regularly. You can get relief for your itchy scalp. Have your hair feel wonderful, smell amazing, and be visibly flake-free.

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Dandruff and itching

It's tempting to scratch an itchy scalp. Doing so may relieve the itch, but it can make things worse. That's because scratching releases flakes of skin and increases visible dandruff. It can also weaken hair, making it prone to breaking.

Luckily, head & shoulders is rich in Pyrithione zinc which is extremely effective against dandruff, calming tight, itchy scalps.

This calming action means less itch and less urge to scratch.

 

 

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Could it be psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a dry, scaly skin condition that affects about 3% of people globally. It has similarities to dandruff in that it's caused by an accelerated shedding of skin cells.

Psoriasis can start at any age, but most often develops in childhood with the mean incidence occurring among people in their 20s.

The main symptom of psoriasis is grey or silvery flaky patches on the skin which are red and inflamed underneath. Commonly affected areas include the scalp, elbows, knees, navel, palms, ears and groin.

Psoriasis has a genetic link and tends to run in families. About 30% of people with a close relative who has psoriasis develop the condition.

It's essential to have the condition properly diagnosed by your GP to help with treatment.

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Could it be sebhorreic dermatitis?

This is a skin disorder that affects areas of the body where sebum is produced, including the scalp and face. Scientists consider it an extreme form of dandruff.

Sebhorreic dermatitis causes scaly, flaky, itchy, red skin. On oily scalps in particular, flakes may be yellowish in nature.

People with it can feel embarrassed by the presence of red skin and itching. It's persistent but can be controlled with regular treatment. This includes use of anti-dandruff shampoos, and in some cases, lotions applied directly to the scalp. Even though treatment may be successful, the condition can return repeatedly.

head and shoulders Clinical Strength sulfide dandruff and seborrheic shampoo is designed to provide relief from the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. But, if symptoms persist with regular use, consult your doctor.

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