Dry Scalp / Cradle Cap
Dandruff are white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin that can be found on your hair and shoulders. It is caused by irritated or oily scalp or could be a yeast type fungus. Scalp can feel itchy or look scaly.
Dry scalp is due to a loss of moisture, which can be caused by shampoos, cold weather, indoor heaters, product build up, hard water and diet.
Cradle cap can affect babies. It is a scaly, crusty scalp that occur anytime during infancy. It is not dangerous and usually clears up on its own.
Massaging a very small amount of Dermal Therapy Extra Strength Body Lotion into the scalp will exfoliate dead skin and hydrate dry skin in both adults and babies.
Scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis are common conditions that affect the scalp. They share some similar signs and symptoms, such as red and scaly skin. Psoriasis scales are typically thicker and somewhat drier in appearance than seborrheic dermatitis scales. In addition, psoriasis usually affects more than one body areas (i.e. elbows, knees, hands or feet). You may also notice subtle changes to your nails such as depressions in your fingernails.
Cradle Cap Articles:
Baby Center - Cradle Cap: http://www.babycenter.com/0_cradle-cap-infantile-seborrheic-dermatitis_80.bc
Mayo Clinic – Cradle Cap: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cradle-cap/home/ovc-20156917
Today’s Parent – Cradle Cap: http://www.todaysparent.com/baby/baby-health/learning-about-newborn-cradle-cap/
Scalp Psoriasis Resources:
National Psoriasis Foundation – Scalp Psoriasis: https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis/specific-locations/scalp
American Academy of Dermatology – Scalp Psoriasis: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/hair-and-scalp-problems/scalp-psoriasis