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How to Get Rid of Head Lice

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How to Get Rid of Head Lice

Head lice do not discriminate between gender, age, or ethnicity. The problem of head lice affects adults and children of all ages and from all ethnicities. However, it is noted that head lice are much more common among children. In fact, in certain places, it is estimated that at least one in three children get head lice some time during the year. The common louse (singular for lice), which is scientifically known as pediculus humanus capitis, is a small insect which only lives on human hair. It feeds off of the blood from the scalp in order to survive. There...

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Not Trick or Treat….. Trichodynia!

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Not Trick or Treat….. Trichodynia!

Tricho, what? You may ask. Trichodynia is a condition where one may experience burning and pain on the scalp. Hair loss may also be associated with the pain. It is a condition that is currently being studied because current researchers have not come to an agreement on the cause of the condition. Some researchers feel that the condition is psychosomatic and that when an individual has increased stress or anxiety they may get trichodynia. Other researchers feel that there is a true medical explanation beyond a psychological reason for trichodynia. Whatever the cause, if you are experiencing hair loss and...

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How Your Environment Affects Dandruff Production

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How Your Environment Affects Dandruff Production

Have you ever noticed an increase in dandruff during the colder and dryer months of the year? If you have, then rest assured you aren’t the only one facing this problem. It is not a coincidence that dandruff seems to become even more apparent during the winter months. In fact, those individuals who aren’t faced with dandruff during the summer might also see some signs in the winter. Dry, flaky, and itchy skin is a major source of dandruff production. Environmental changes, such as dry air and low humidity, are known to exasperate this problem. Obviously, these conditions prevail more...

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Is Dandruff Genetic or Hormonal?

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Is Dandruff Genetic or Hormonal?

While doctors have not come to a common conclusion as to what exactly causes dandruff, there are some opinions which are accepted by an overwhelming majority of doctors and scientists throughout the world. Among these opinions is that of Malassezia. A fungus which lives on the surface of our skin, malassezia can grow exponentially on our head for reasons that doctors are not currently aware of. Unfortunately, this behavior irks the skin cells on our head and they shed a lot faster than normal. As a result, the scalp can itch and become very flaky. Now, that we know what...

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White Wine & Dandruff

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White Wine & Dandruff

There is a new theory that has come to the fore in skincare practitioners’ circles and is now making the rounds. The theory says that there is a direct correlation between drinking white wine and dandruff. According to the hypothesis, a certain yeast on the scalp (called malassezia) produces more skin cells when a person drinks white wine. Then, when these additional skin cells die off, they cause dandruff. Now, naturally as with everything in life you have the supporters and you have the critics. Some doctors have accepted that this line of thought makes sense in theory, but they...

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