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Veterinarian Reviewed on June 22, 2012 by Paulina Nelega, RH
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Scalp Conditions

Description
Scalp is one of the very important parts of human body more often not given enough due attention for its care and wellness. It is also one of those tough areas of body which does not need extreme care but negligence over time may result in many scalp conditions. It is hard enough and not too sensitive for frequent harsh combings and tugging of hair. Some of these problems are dandruff or flaky hair, too oily, itchy or even leading to scalp acne. Thus the scalp also needs regular care for its health and also for strong and bright hair too.

Causes

Many health problems like diabetes, autoimmune disorder, HIV infection, hypothyrodism, anorexia nervosa (hampering the ability for intake of proper diet) and emotional stress can cause scalp issues too. Additionally, different skin problems like acne, pimples, eczema, psoriasis, bacterial infection, hair loss and dandruff can also lead to scalp problems. Sideeffects of some medications and vitamin supplements and infection from bacteria, ringworm or insect bites can also casue scalp conditions. Some women also experience scalp problems during pregnancy.

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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