Nov 13, 2008
Many consumers automatically assume they have dandruff when they have a scaly condition on their scalp, or shoulders. In fact, there are actually several types of scaly scalp conditions that should be correctly evaluated and diagnosed. Everyone has microorganisms on the skin and scalp, and are termed the normal skin flora. In some cases, these microorganisms accelerate, further affecting the skin regeneration process. It is at this time when visible scaly scalp conditions occur, and a board certified trichologist should be contacted. Please do not attempt to make a self-diagnosis.

Scaly scalp conditions could include one of the following: atopic eczema, pityriasis capitis, neurodermatitis, psoriasis, pityriasis amientacea, seborrheic dermatitis, seborrheic eczema, discoid eczema, pyrogenic granuloma, and the list goes on.

In addition, there are many contributing factors that ofen result in flair ups of scaly scalp conditions. One important factor is a balanced diet, which is beneficial to any consumers overall health. It is also common for a consumer to have more than one unattractive scaly scalp condition present.

In conslusion, anyone with persistant, unattractive, annoying scaly scalp conditions, should seek the professional assistance of a board certified trichologist.

All questions and consultations should be directed to Dr. Amerson at (817) 265-8854,