6 Common Scalp Problems and Their Solutions

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The scalp is the skin of your head which is the base of the hair. Whenever this delicate portion gets some problem it directly affects hair growth and beauty. Take a look at how your scalp gets irritated.

Scalp Psoriasis:

The dry and Itchy buildup of skin cells that can crack and even bleed is due to scalp psoriasis. It can appear in any part of the body. If you are suffering from this condition you can take an appointment online with the top dermatologists in Karachi, Lahore or any other city of Pakistan via Marham.


This can be treated with special shampoos or ointments and pills. Painful patches of psoriasis can be treated by artificial ultraviolet light as well.

Dry Scalp:

Dry scalp, in words this problem sounds quite simple but it can be dangerous as it may lead to skin crack and break. And these cracks give a fine entry route to bacteria and other germs which can cause infection.


Less frequency of hair washing and mild shampoo application are recommended. If needed medication can also be prescribed.

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Oily or dry in both conditions you can experience the dandruff problem. Basically, it is a fungal infection or some time it may happen due to a reaction to certain soaps or shampoos. It is quite awful and may also lead to severe hair fall.


If it is in the result of product reaction immediately switch off the use of that product but if it is persistent take help from your doctor he may prescribe you some antifungal ointments or drugs.

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Actually, no worms are involved it’s a fungus that infects the scalp which may leads to itchy and scaly patches. This infection may be severe enough to cause bald patches on your head and it is contagious too.


Avoid any home remedies to treat this condition immediately consult your family physician to get some best antifungal treatment. To find family physicians in Islamabad and Rawalpindi log on to Marham.


Due to some bacterial or fungal infection, small red or white colored bumps are formed on the scalp. These bumps have a tendency to spread and may turn into crusty sores which heals at slow speed. In the chronic situation, it can engulf your beautiful hair.


Normally these bumps vanish with medication but in severe cases, radiations or surgery may be used. Marham can help you book an appointment with a general surgeon in Lahore, Islamabad and other main cities of Pakistan.

Alopecia Areata:

It is an autoimmune disorder in which your body’s own immune cells attack the hair follicles and leads to hair loss. Normally hair regrows by its own.


Medication to fasten hair growth may be used but they cannot stop the new patches formation.

Now you know what scalp issue you might be struggling with, take immediate help from a doctor to avoid hair loss.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.