CureFactor for Pityriasis capitis (dandruff)

Pityriasis capitis (dandruff):
Pityriasis capitis commonly called dandruff is common dermatology condition which almost effects the major group of people especially during pubertal age.
Pityriasis capitis is a condition characterised by easily detectable  epidermal scaliness of scalp.

ETIOLOGY:

  • In hair follicles,sebaceous glands secrete sebaceous secretion(sebum) in normal composition. but in Pityriasis capitis excessive scretion of sebaceous scretion occurs
  • Pitryosporon of malassez is secondary invader.

Predisposing Factors:

  • Endocrine disorders.
  • Chronic illness.
  • Imbalance diet.

Clinical Features:

  • Pityriasis capitis has insidious onset and affection of Pityriasis capitis is more on scalp extending to eyebrows,eyelids,beard.
  • Pityriasis capitis is of two varity Pityriasis sicca(dry variety) and Pityriasis stertoides(greasy variety).
  • Pityriasis sicca is common in individuals with dry skin and commonly occurs in winter season.
  • Pityriasis stertoides is common in seborrhoiec skin and occurs in warm,humid weather.

Pityriasis sicca lesions are covered with grayish white scales and crusts,easily detachable,constantly falls on clothes. Hair dry lustreless.

Course:

  • Resolves with correction of cause
  • Good prognosis

Pityriasis stertoides lesions are covered with yellowish,thick,waxy scales and crusts,beneathe which the scalp is red,dry. Matting of hair,gradually thinning of hairs which fall of easily.

Course:

  • Prognosis variable

General Management:

  • Correcting the underlying cause.
  • Frequent washing of the scalp.
  • Avoid using fancy soaps,switch to non irritanting mild soaps.
  • Avoid oiling of scalp especially in greasy variety.
  • Regular massaging of hair in dry variety.
  • Improve general health.