Seborrheic Dermatitis and Hair Loss: What Can You Do About It?

Seborrheic Dermatitis and Hair Loss: What Can You Do About It?

Posted on: 2020-11-11 || Posted by: Nina Ross

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin problem that affects your scalp and causes dandruff, scaly patches, etc. Its symptoms are quite overwhelming if left untreated and would need ongoing treatment to reduce hair loss risks. Find out more about this condition.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a commonly occurring problem that affects various parts of the body. It is estimated that this condition and dandruff impacts more than half of the adult population. The symptoms associated with this condition can be overwhelming if left untreated and requires an ongoing commitment to minimize the risk of hair loss.

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic scalp condition that causes your scalp to itch, flake, appear scaly, and have red patches. This condition can also extend beyond your scalp extending to your ears, eyebrow folds, and nose areas.

Seborrheic dermatitis seems quite similar to dandruff due to the similar symptoms they share.

Hence, it's easy to classify it as a severe case of dandruff form due to its excessive flaking, ugly oil scales, and inflammation. 

What Causes Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by Malassezia – a fungus present in skin [oil] secretions.

Another possible cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis is due to a response of an irregular immune system. This means it could be due to an autoimmune or allergic reaction.

Stress and some lotions with alcohol content may also contribute to triggering the condition.

Can Seborrheic Dermatitis Cause Hair Loss?

Generally, Seborrheic dermatitis won't cause hair loss, but according to the American Hair Loss Association, any hair loss experience is short-lived.

The itchiness is irritating enough to trigger excessive rubbing and scratching, which can cause breakage, more inflammation, and damage to your hair follicles.

Plus, excess sebum oil production can boost an overgrowth of Malassezia. As this fungus grows out of control, it leads to inflammation, making it difficult for your hair to grow.

Once you can get the fungus and its inflammation under control, your hair will grow back.

How You Can Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis may go away on its own without any treatment. However, most episodes of Seborrheic dermatitis would need some form of therapeutic intervention.

You should expect to use different approaches to get rid of this condition.

Initially, your physician might suggest that you purchase an over-the-counter shampoo to treat the symptoms.

So, using a gentle, cleansing shampoo like our Nina Ross Dermatitis Shampoo helps to reduce your scalp's oiliness and buildup of dead skin.

Our Seborrheic dermatitis shampoo is ideal for your scalp because it contains the necessary blend of ingredients like salicylic acid, zinc, and selenium sulfide for managing the symptoms.

Besides a Seborrheic dermatitis shampoo, your physician may prescribe an antifungal medication.

However, you should know that medications are [and should be] the last resort.

Natural Treatments You Can Use for Seborrheic Dermatitis

You can also use natural remedies to manage this condition for relief, like Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera.

Tea tree oil is popular for its antimicrobial and cleansing properties.

Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent choice for keeping flare-ups at bay.

Black cumin seed oil can also help shorten the duration of Seborrheic dermatitis flare-ups.

Regular consumption of Nina Black Currant Seed Oil Soft Gels also helps improve inflammatory scalp conditions.

Wrapping Up

Finally, hair loss due to Seborrheic dermatitis is short-lived. Once you treat the inflammation and fungus, your hair grows back.

And while you may experience flare-ups, a Seborrheic dermatitis shampoo like Nina Ross Dermatitis Shampoo will help keep this condition under control.

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