Eczema is very common skin disease found both in children and adults. It can affect various parts of our body, from legs, hands to the scalp. Eczema on the scalp or scalp eczema is very common form of eczema; since skin of the scalp is different from the skin anywhere else on the body. Because of this uniqueness, the skin of the scalp is easily vulnerable to eczema.
The gland present on the scalp, which is the sebaceous glands produce a large amount of grease and hair follicles are also present on the scalp. This is why skin present on scalp is different from anywhere else. The head is more exposed to other environmental factors like direst sunlight, heat and cold. So these environmental factors also make the scalp more vulnerable to eczema.
Eczema on the scalp is further categorized into environmental eczema and internal eczema. Environmental eczema is of three types, irritant contact eczema, allergic contact eczema and herpericum eczema. Internal eczema has many different types; atopic eczema, seborrhoeic eczema, nummular eczema, madidans eczema, ruburn eczema, pustulosum eczema and asteototic eczema.
Skin condition “Eczema on the scalp” is called as seborrhoeic dermatitis. This Eczema on the scalp is causes irritation and itching which results into oily, greasy scales of skin of scalp that eventually flake off. This leads to, what is called dandruff. Eczema on the scalp is commonly seen in adults aged 30-60 and it is common in men than women.
Symptoms of this eczema on the scalp are very prominent like itchy scalp, red and inflamed scalp, oily and yellowish scales that sometimes flake off and greasy skin patches on eyebrows and behind ears. Cause of this Eczema on the scalp are not certain, some dermatologists think that they might be related to hormonal imbalance. Another theory says that it could be caused by fungus.
There are many kinds of treatments that are available to treat Eczema on the scalp. Some treatments include anthralin, pyrithione, salicylic acid and corticosteroids. Other than mediation some form of treatments like eating fish oil, salads can help you in treatment against Eczema on the scalp.
Eating fish oil is recommended in treatment against the Eczema on the scalp. Omega 3 fish oil has effective healing effect on scalp eczema. But this treatment is very time consuming treatment and can take around 6 months to show sign of improvement. But advantage of this omega 3 fish oil supplements is that they are inexpensive and you can easily get them. Essential fatty acids present in fish oil help to cure Eczema on the scalp. These fatty acids are used by body to breakdown certain enzymes and particles.
Having lots of salads would also help in treatment against Eczema on the scalp. Green vegetables contain some ingredients, which are excellent for your skin. You can even include alfalfa sprouts in salsa the main advantage of them are that they are antioxidant. This will get rid of harmful bacteria and microbes, which cause irritation and discomfort.