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Dandruff

Most people have had or will experience some degree of dandruff during their life. If you have a flaky/itchy scalp, don’t be embarrassed: you are not alone and there are many effective products available to treat it. ‘Dandruff’ describes scalp flaking. However, ...

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterised by patches of red, flaky, scaly skin. Our Trichologists have a great deal of experience treating and improving its symptoms on the scalp.

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Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is an inflammatory dermatitis that occurs on areas of skin where sebaceous (oil) glands are present and most prevalent. It is primarily confined to the front area of scalp, below the forehead, behind the ears and the nape of the neck, as well as random patches over the sc...

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Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of your scalp caused by a reaction to an irritant or allergen. The most publicized reaction, and the most severe is anaphylaxis from hair colouring, however, this only occurs in a very small percentage of people. More commonly, contact dermatitis produces a...

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Pityriasis Amiantacea

Pityriasis amiantacea is a scalp condition that causes scaling and can occur in patches anywhere on your scalp. It most commonly affects those between the ages of 25 and 50, especially those who have psoriasis, eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis and lichen simplex.   Pityriasis am...

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Neurodermatitis

Neurodermatitis is a hard, patchy scale most often limited to the upper nape of your neck. It is most common in middle-aged women and, as the name suggests, is associated with nerves and the nervous system.   Although neurodermatitis can be incredibly itchy, try not to scratch. This cons...

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Lichen Simplex

Lichen simplex is an ‘eczema of the scalp’ – a form of inflammatory dermatitis that only occurs if you have a genetic predisposition. Most people with this disorder will have had outbreaks as children, but it can occur at any age. Lichen simplex causes small, round, f...

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Folliculitis

Folliculitis is an inflammation of your hair follicle, and it usually occurs sporadically. If you have folliculitis, you will notice the formation of tiny pustules at the affected follicle openings which can cause intense itching and tenderness. However, try not to ...

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition, characterised by red blotches and papules. It most commonly affects the face, but it may also occur on the scalp, causing flaking, itching and redness.

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Scarring Alopecia

Primary cicatricial or scarring alopecia is a type of alopecia characterized by a destruction of hair follicles, and permanent hair loss. Why this happens isn’t entirely understood, but like alopecia areata, the cause is thought to involve the auto-immune system.  Distinguishin...

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Tick Bites

Tick bites can cause your scalp to itch. Be sure to check yourself and your children for these tiny bugs, particularly in the summer and autumn months.

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Ringworm

Ringworm (tinea capitis) is not, despite its name, an actual worm — it is a fungal infection. When it occurs on the scalp, it can result in scaly, circular bald patches. It is most common in children, and is highly contagious.

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If you are worried about any type of scalp issue, our Clinics in London and New York specialise in all aspects of hair and scalp health, and will be pleased to welcome you.