Acne or Pimples along the hair scalp is very common during summers. This not only results in hair fall but also serious infections on scalp if scratched...........Can you tell me the best natural remedies to solve this problem I guess store medicines can aggravate the state of these pimples....
When we talk about scalp pimples it is not the same, as the ones we often see on our skin. Scalp is no doubt skin, but scalp pimples generally develop from inflamed hair follicles. This condition can be diverse in nature with a range of scientific names, but essentially they all are tiny, itchy eruptions which ones notices when combing hair. There is a chance of the scalp pimple getting infected very fast and can lead to bigger problems. Scalp pimples can be seen in small babies frequently as well as adults. One is not very sure about the reasons for getting scalp pimples. In some cases, microbes like mites, yeast, as well as the frightening staph bacterium prosper in the exceptionally appropriate environment of the scalp leading to scalp pimples. Scalp pimples can erupt due to a variety of other reasons like allergic reactions to the harsh chemicals in the hair care products. It can be seen especially in men if there is an excess of Dihydrotestosterone or DHT in his scalp. It is quite distressing to get scalp pimples but there are a number of people who are not even aware of this condition. It is possible to conceal it to a certain degree, but is noticeable when it is at the periphery of the hair. It is vital to keep the hair clean as excess oil on the scalp will lead to more scalp pimples. You will also gain from altering your diet as fatty foods is unsuitable for people suffering from scalp pimple. Regular hygiene of the scalp will help in eliminating scalp pimples. You can use good hair products especially designed for scalp conditions and control the amount of sebum on the scalp.
Posted On : 04/13/09 10:36:53 PM
Anju Malhotra Reward Points : 61200 Member Since : Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Scalp pimples can be a common problem found among newborn babies and some adults that require a different approach than for those who struggle with typical acne. Pimples on scalp are not technically the exact type of acne found on the face, chest, neck and back. While typical acne is the result of an imbalance in the glandular production of the sebaceous gland that secretes directly onto the skin, most adult head acne is related to the hair follicles themselves. The oil glands produce oil around the hair follicle and sometimes an inflammation will result on some people s scalps. People who are worried about acne moving to their heads can rest assured that this is not considered typical acne. Casting all your care upon him for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7 Newborns also sometimes show signs of small, red bumps a few days after their birth. Scalp pimples are sometimes the result of exposure to their mother s hormones during the birthing process. Simply keeping the area dry over a period of days will allow the area to generally clear up on its own. Cradle cap may be part of an overall skin issue that can be addressed readily by rubbing baby oil onto the head and then combing through it with a small comb. This will loosen the yellowish-brown cap that is somewhat attached to the skin. Sometimes small red bumps are part of the cradle cap, but it is nothing to be too concerned with as long as they are disappearing within a few days after birth. Cradle cap, however, may take over 6 months to disappear, so consistently cleaning and applying baby oil to the head may be necessary. While the connection to hair follicles and oil glands are a fact in considering problem with pimples on scalp, health professionals are still not clear as to all the circumstances that may be connected to head acne. Sometimes infections such as mites, yeast, and bacteria can set up residence on the crown making it difficult for doctors to determine the exact causes of head acne in each case. Since hair provides a good, dark place for micro-organisms to flourish, some doctors begin in that arena when attempting to determine causes. Yeast or Candida infections can spread anywhere on the body as well as on the skin, in the nose, and mouth. Yeast can also spread throughout the digestive tract and cause major system upheavals for many people. Yeast is naturally occurring in the intestinal area cohabitating with good flora which creates a healthy digestive balance. When medicines, illnesses or perhaps foods cause the delicate balance to tip, yeast can overgrow to other places on or in the body. Sometimes yeast can infect the crown and result in a small, red rash that stubbornly hangs on when treated with a variety of lotions and shampoos. A doctor may prescribe an oral as well as a topical medication to eradicate scalp pimples caused by yeast infection. Micro-organisms such as mites can also cause irritation and infection that can lead to bumps and pimples on scalp. There are medicated shampoos as well as medications that may be indicated for a specific problem. Unfortunately, some people begin to see pimples and acne on their crowns as a result of bacteria such as staff. Staff infection is another stubborn condition to cure and generally calls for antibiotics and steroids applied topically. In any case, complete and continued cleanliness of the hair and skin is necessary to fully eliminate serious pimples on the scalp. Many people deal with milder conditions that are merely irritating and inconvenient, but do not pose a health threat. In these cases, there are many over the counter shampoos and scalp treatments that may be beneficial. Most products that contain salicylic acid are manufactured for this very purpose and generally are the best to use for good success. A caution is offered for those who are considering using benzoyl peroxide for treatment purposes. Benzoyl peroxide will affect the color of one s hair as well as damage the hair. Sometimes the product has been known to make a person go bald. So, it is generally not a good choice for scalp pimples unless of course one is already bald Dealing with head acne can be a long term process for some people even if it is not severe since determining the best avenue of treatment is also based on whether or not the skin is oily and whether or not a certain product will irritate it. Also, will hair be damaged over long term use of certain products even if they are formulated specifically for pimples on scalp? What shampoos, gels, hair sprays and other typical products are safe and less irritating to use? Each individual must find the best treatment protocol for scalp pimples through careful research and application of the proper products. If that yields no success, it may be best to secure the services of a professional who can more quickly determine the best options for a cure.
Posted On : 04/14/09 12:26:12 AM
Prerna Gupta Reward Points : 17400 Member Since : Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Scalp pimples is a common skin condition which affect people of all ages. It typically involve the hair follicles becoming inflamed. They can be frustrating enough, and they can be almost impossible to live with since they itch and are hard to reach because they are buried underneath all your hair. The effects of scalp pimples vary and there are many scientific names to describe the condition, but most of the time scalp pimples resemble small, extremely itchy pustules that you usually notice when you are combing or brushing your hair. For mild cases you can start attempting treatment by applying any over-the-counter pimple solutions such as salicylic acid or Benzoyl Peroxide. Both benzyl peroxide and salicylic acid work by removing the dirt and oil obstructions that block your pores and cause scalp pimples. Use topical medications or a good scalp hygiene regimen. Sulfur preparations was thought as a way to effectively treat the condition. However, this is no longer the case. Sulfur products should be avoided at all costs when you are attempting to treat a scalp pimple condition. Practice proper scalp hygiene to either prevent scalp pimples from forming or to keep existing scalp pimples from getting worse. Consider using a hypoallergenic shampoo that is designed specifically for oily hair or skin. These shampoos will help eliminate the buildup of excessive oils which causes additional scalp pimples to breakout. Also local topical applications on the areas affected by pimples after you have shampooed your hair is the best option to get the top effect of prevention.