Scalp psoriasis vs Dandruff vs Dry scalp | Dandruff Treatment in Telugu | Dr. Ravali Yalamanchili

Scalp psoriasis vs Dandruff vs Dry scalp | Dandruff Treatment in Telugu | Dr. Ravali Yalamanchili

Dandruff Treatment in Hyderabad

Dandruff can be extremely irritating and embarrassing, but there are effective treatments available. Untreated dandruff may also affect the ears, eyebrows, eyelids, beard, and, less frequently, the central (often hairy) portion of the chest.

What is Dandruff?

Dandruff is a common dermatologist’s concern that causes white to yellow flakes of dry skin, which can easily rub off and fall onto the shoulders to be easily noticed by everyone. It is a harmless but embarrassing condition that often starts with adolescence as at that time hormonal changes occur causing more sebum production and has a gradual onset.
If one is looking for the best Scalp and Dandruff Treatment in Hyderabad, they can get it treated with the best dermatologist Dr. Ravali Yalamanchili, at Neya Dermatology & Aesthetics Clinic. She offers the best treatment for managing and removing dandruff and helps one to achieve a healthy scalp and effective dandruff solution.
Signs and Symptoms of Dandruff

Signs and Symptoms of Dandruff: Itchy Scalp, Redness, Dryness

Dandruff can be recognized by looking for the following common signs and symptoms:

  • Flakes of skin that range from small to large, white to yellow-colored, or there is greasy scaling on the skin
  • Itching and flaking skin of the scalp, eyebrows, around the hairline, ears, nose, or in the center of the back or chest
  • Too dry scalp’s skin because of breakage of essential moisture holding barrier causing the skin to quickly dry out and for the natural scalp’s skin oils to leak and get dried.
  • Scalp skin redness resulting from sheer irritation on the skin and possibly frequent scratching of the skin.

What Causes Dandruff?

Causes of Dandruff: Poor Hygiene, Unhealthy Diet, Stress, Frequent Coloring, Cold Season, and Fungal Infection of the scalp.

Dandruff happens due to the unique scalp’s environment. The scalp skin and hair constantly grow and shed. When there is dandruff, the superficial layer of the skin may shed faster. As shedding of the skin cells occurs quickly, they get clumped up with the skin’s natural oil- the sebum and create flakes that can be considered as the manifestation of dandruff. The sebum is secreted from sebaceous glands.

The most common cause of dandruff is dry scalp skin resulting from dry air at the time of fall or winter. For many adults, dandruff can be a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis. Basically, it is an oily scalp condition that may favor specific fungal or yeast overgrowth. Malassezia Globosa naturally resides on the scalp and thrives on the sebum on the scalp’s skin. When it feeds on the natural skin’s oils, it produces oleic acid- a by-product. This further leads to excessive shedding of the scalp’s skin and clumping of dead skin cells, hence causing dandruff. Certain medications and medical conditions like Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses that affect the nervous system can trigger or worsen dandruff. An immunocompromised state like having HIV/AIDS or having an organ transplant can make one more at risk of having dandruff.

Scalp Psoriasis and Eczema

Scalp skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema can also be a culprit for inflammation and itchy flaking skin on the scalp that appears like dandruff. Other factors that can result in dandruff include bad hair hygiene, usage of improper, ordinary shampoos instead of anti-dandruff shampoos, no frequent hair washing, and nutritional deficiencies of niacin, zinc, and pyridoxine.   
Infants or newborns can be affected by a form of dandruff called cradle crap. This condition is characterized by a white or yellow scaly skin of the scalp and some crusting. 
Most commonly younger adults are affected by dandruff and their condition can resolve when they cross their mid-age. For some, dandruff can stay for a lifetime. The condition is more prevalent among men than women, possibly because they have more androgens responsible for more active sebaceous glands that produce excess sebum.    
If one is experiencing discomfort from dandruff or scalp psoriasis, they can get it treated by Dr. Ravali Yalamanchili, the best skin and hair expert at Neya Dermatology & Aesthetics Clinic. The clinic is renowned for providing the best dandruff treatment in Hyderabad. She has helped a number of patients suffering from this issue and achieve a healthy scalp free from any discomfort.

How can Dandruff be Treated?

Dandruff treatment in Hyderabad by Dr. Ravali Yalamanchili include all possible ways to get rid of dandruff or control flaking and itching on the scalp. First and foremost, an effective approach is to use an anti-dandruff shampoo that is available both with and without a prescription. There are varieties of medicated shampoos available to treat mild dandruff. When shampooing, the anti-dandruff shampoo must be rubbed into the scalp very well, left on the scalp for a few minutes or as directed by the dermatologist, and lastly rinsed off thoroughly so that the scalp skin is not irritated by leftover shampoo. Before the application of shampoo, the hair must be wet. For some people, shampooing may be done every day while for others it is recommended a couple of times a week. The frequency of shampooing can be best determined by a dermatologist.
If you suffer from symptoms even after using a dandruff shampoo, they must immediately consult a dermatologist. A dermatologist can diagnose the condition thoroughly and recommend a treatment plan that best meets based on one’s needs.

To manage stubborn dandruff, dermatologists might try:

  • Steroid-based creams, lotions, and solutions that can be rubbed onto the affected area daily 1-2 times. For getting rid of thick plaques on the scalp, cortisone injections may be administered at the dermatologist’s office.
  • Use of topical or oral anti-fungal medication to inhibit yeast (Malassezia globosa) growth.      
  • Apply oil-based medicine on the head which can be left overnight under a shower cap.

Home-based Tips to Treat Dandruff and Prevent its Worsening

  • Use only those hair and scalp products that can help best manage the condition of the scalp and hair. There is a whole range of different shampoos that can be chosen based on one’s symptoms, one’s hair type, and how one wants his/her to look- whether silky or smooth, thicker or fuller. 
  • Wash hair regularly with cold water 2-3 times a week, without fail. Make sure that the scalp and hair are kept clean and healthy otherwise, the lingering undesirable materials on the scalp can make dandruff happen more.
  • Try out some natural remedies for dandruff such as neem, olive oil, aloe vera, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Cover your head with hats, caps, or any other headgear when heading outside.
  • Avoid scratching on the itchy, flaky scalp as this can worsen the situation. With scratching, the scalp skin can get removed along with clumps of dandruff and cause soreness, bleeding, and redness of the skin.
  • Have a healthy, balanced diet with limited carbs, sugars, and unhealthy fats to help keep up with the skin texture and quality.
  • Brush hair from the scalp to the hair tips with firm, steady strokes to disrupt the build-up of skin cells and oils on the scalp as well as improve blood circulation. This way the natural scalp’s skin oils can be carried along the hair strands to keep the hair shiny and healthy and help avoid flaking of the skin.
  • Alleviate stress by practicing stress-relieving techniques or else it can trigger an allergy to oleic acid, subsequently causing dandruff to flare up when least expected.
  • Follow a good hair routine that is best suited to the unique scalp skin and hair type.

Dandruff Treatment in Hyderabad Aftercare: Use only scalp products, Have a Healthy diet, Wash with cold water 2-3 times a week and more

Frequently Asked Questions

Is dandruff contagious?

No dandruff cannot be passed on to others not having the condition.

When should I see a dermatologist for dandruff?

If you have large, yellow, greasy scaling and flaking on the scalp’s skin that fails to respond to over-the-counter medicated shampoos and lotions or if you have a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis. In that case, you may need to go for more aggressive anti dandruff  treatment that is performed only by a certified dermatologist to relieve the symptoms of your dandruff. You can get the best dandruff treatment in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad at Neya Dermatology & Aesthetics Clinic. You must see a dermatologist when you feel that despite your persistent efforts you are not able to clear off your dandruff at your home, with conducive daily scalp care.

How does anti-dandruff shampoo work?

The anti-dandruff shampoos contain active ingredients like salicylic acid, sulfur, pyrit-hione zinc, selenium sulfide, coal tar preparations, and k-etoc-onaz-ole. Coal tar, selenium sulfide, and zinc work to slow down scalp skin cell turnover. Sel-enium sul-fide may even act as an anti-fungal. Zinc p-yrithi-one works the same as sel-enium sulfide but is milder and does not cause much drying out of hair. Salicylic acid acts as a chemical exfoliating agent that helps to slough off dead skin cells on the scalp, thereby preventing their clumping and skin flaking. The antifungal agent  helps reduce Malessezia growth on the scalp. 

If one is looking for Seborrheic Dermatitis Treatment consult now the expert doctors for the best dandruff treatment at Neya Dermatology & Aesthetics Clinic, the best skin clinic in Hyderabad.

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