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What is Itchy Scalp and What are its Symptoms and Treatment?

What is Itchy Scalp and What are its Symptoms and Treatment?

An itchy scalp is characterized by a lot of itchiness on the scalp; it is a kind of inflammatory reaction on the skin where your hair grows on your head. Itchy scalp is more common in adults then in children. There are different causes of itchy scalp which is why how severe the condition is and for how long it stays, differs. Common Causes of Itchy Scalp and Their Treatment Below are some of the common causes behind an itchy scalp, DandruffThe number one cause behind an itchy scalp is dandruff. Dandruff is a skin condition in which the dead skin of our scalp sheds off by becoming scaly flakes.Shedding off dead cells is a natural process, however when the condition gets exaggerated, then these white-colored flakes can be seen …

Deviated Septum

Deviated Septum

Approximately 80% of the population has nasal septums that are off center yet there is a few percentages who suffers from a severe shift of the nasal septum from the midline referred to as deviated septum. What is Nasal Septum? The nasal septum is composed of cartilage that separates the two chambers of the nose. It separates the left and right nostril from one another through its five structures namely the vomer bone, the cartilage of the septum, the perpendicular plate of ethmoid bone, the crest of the palatine bone and the crest of the palatine bone. Nasal septum plays an important role in giving proper shape to the nose. What is the Importance of Well Aligned Nasal Septum? It is important for the body to have well aligned nasal …

Folliculitis – Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Folliculitis – Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Folliculitis is a common condition of the hair follicles. Before going forward to the symptoms, causes and symptoms of Folliculitis, let’s understand what the condition implies. What is Folliculitis? Folliculitis refers to a common skin condition that can appear at any part of the body where there are follicles. Follicles are the tiny pouches from which the hair grows out and when they get damaged or clogged, it results in Folliculitis. Folliculitis can happen at any part of our body as the hair grows everywhere. It can happen on the head, arms, legs, groin or back etc. In appearance you can recognize it as minute pink or red bumps which appear close together on a certain area of the skin. These red bump-like pimples can be in a cluster of …

Head Lice – Facts on Life Cycle, Symptoms, Prevention and Much More

Head Lice – Facts on Life Cycle, Symptoms, Prevention and Much More

Who doesn’t know about head lice; they are pestering parasitic wingless insects that usually infest thick hair of the scalp. These creatures need human blood to stay alive, which is why they would bite on the skin of the scalp several times in a day. They stay close to the scalp in order to maintain their body temperature but it also works for them to stay out of sight. So far research has shown that humans and chimpanzees are its only hosts. Head lice are a menace because they are easily transferred from one to the other; they multiply rapidly and it becomes almost impossible to get rid of them. A bad level of personal hygiene is not the cause behind it; in fact anyone, belonging to any age group …

Explaining Antisocial (Sociopathic) Personality Disorder

Explaining Antisocial (Sociopathic) Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder is a serious mental condition which is characterized by constant disregard and violation of the rights of other human beings. Research proves that this disease takes root early on in the person’s life, it starts showing signs right from childhood or early adolescence and then continues into the adulthood. The key features of this antisocial personality disorder are manipulation and deceit. However, proper diagnosis cannot be done unless the patient is 18 years of age and exhibits some symptoms of Conduct Disorder by the age of 15. This disorder is usually only diagnosed after these behaviors have become persistent and start to disable and distress daily life of the patient. What is Antisocial Personality Disorder? Antisocial personality Disorder, popularly known as the Sociopathic Personality Disorder, is a …

Your Guide to Kidney Dialysis Methods, Machine used and Indications for Use

Your Guide to Kidney Dialysis Methods, Machine used and Indications for Use

Kidney Dialysis is a process that gives artificial dialysis function to those patients whose kidneys fail to function normally. The process handles removing all harmful waste from the blood and other necessary functions of the kidney. What is Kidney Dialysis and where it is done? Kidney Dialysis is also known as Renal Dialysis and is the process of artificially removing all toxins and waste products from the blood when a person’s kidneys fail to do the job themselves. While short term Kidney Dialysis is offered to patients whose kidneys fail due to a disease or injury and there are chances for the kidneys to regain their functioning after treatment. For patients who have suffered from permanent and irreversible damage to the kidneys, Kidney Dialysis is the only way to keep …

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