Beekman boys…help with heavy scaling
My mother is bed ridden and is unable to get our of bed very easily…she has heavy scaling with an odor on her scalp that I use a fine comb to remove…some of the scaling comes off but I can never remove it all…what would be your suggestion as to remedy this condition…
I think that’s sound advice too. Your mom should be seen by a Dr., especially if she is diabetic. I hope she finds relief soon.
Found the following on the internet. Bottom line is you should take your mother to a medical doctor. If she doesn’t need a referral for insurance, I would take her to a dermatologist. Her condition could significantly worsen by applying cosmetic lotions or salves by plugging up her hair follicles.
Smelly Hair Syndrome
This label is given to people who seem to have smelly hair or a stinky scalp no matter what. But, there is still a reason behind it. Even if you wash your hair properly and at the right frequency, you can develop this condition.
Smelly Hair Syndrome (SHS) occurs when you have overactive sweat and oil glands on your scalp. When the skin on your scalp secretes too much oil and sweat, it can start to smell quickly. More often than not, it’s a hormonal imbalance that causes this problem. Seeing a dermatologist is often the best solution. You may need to start taking a prescription medication designed to even out your hormone levels.
Your head is susceptible to multiple skin conditions. Sometimes, these conditions can be even harder to treat on the scalp than elsewhere on the body, because it’s covered with hair. Many of these conditions lead to itching and scratching of the skin. That can lead to potential infections, which can give foul odors a boost.
Additionally, certain skin conditions can create sores that ooze or ‘leak’ from the scalp. These discharges often smell sour and rotten.
Some of the most common skin conditions that affect the scalp include:
Each of these conditions must be taken care of individually. The treatment solutions are different for all of them. Pay close attention to the overall health of your scalp, and ‘look’ at it as often as possible by gently parting your hair. If you see any strange patches, lesions, or sores, seek out the advice of a doctor immediately to begin treatment.
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10.22.18 11:14 PM