Ode to Dandruff
Dandruff, you are flakey skins that drop off in bulk
I feel like as if my skin is dropping from my scalp
The oils that collect under my hairs form flakey lesions
And when it drops causes the scalp redness and inflammation
The scalp becomes irritated and itchy
The hairs begin to drop like crazy
I truly worry that I may lose all my hairs
This itchy scalp makes me scratch everywhere
The oily scales can only be removed with special shampoo medication
Some antifungal agent will get rid of the fungal infection
Antibiotic creams help to get rid of bacterial infection rare
I hope to end up with a head of sterile and non-oily hairs
Recurrences are common where dandruff is concerned
Good hair hygiene is needed to prevent dandruff’s return
Wash your hair daily and dry it well
Avoid too strong hair creams, oils and gels
-An original poem by Kenneth Kee
Interesting Tips about the Shingles
A Healthy Lifestyle
1. Take a well Balanced Diet
2. In general, daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and skin cell buildup can often help mild dandruff.
When regular shampoos fail, dandruff shampoos may succeed.
But dandruff shampoos are not all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works for you.
If you develop itching, stinging, redness or burning from any of these products, discontinue use.
If you develop an allergic reaction, such as a rash, hives or difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical attention.
For more severe cases with bacterial infection a combination of hydrocortisone and tetracycline ointment can be used to remove infected crusts.
Avoid too strong hair cream or gels
Spending time outdoors in the sun can help reduce dandruff.
3. Keep bones and body strong
Bone marrow produces our blood
Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.
Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.
Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits
Zinc and other minerals are important to the body
4. Get enough rest and Sleep
Avoid stress and tension
5. Exercise and stay active.
It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 2½ hours a week.
One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.
Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.
6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.
Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.
7. Stop or do not begin smoking.
It also interferes with blood supply and healing.
Cigarettes contain more than forty types of hazardous and possibly cancer causing chemicals which can harm the smokers and those around them.
Dandruff is an acute to chronic inflammatory scaly disease of the hairy areas of the scalp endowed with sebaceous glands.
As a result scales that are shredded from the dead skin cells of the scalp are called dandruff.
Who is at risk from having dandruff?
Dandruff usually begins in young adulthood and continues through middle age.
2. Being male.
Male hormones may play a role in dandruff.
Men also have larger oil-producing glands on their scalps
3. . Oily hair and scalp.
Malassezia feeds on oils in your scalp.
For that reason, having excessively oily skin and hair makes you more prone to dandruff.
4. Poor diet.
If your diet lacks foods high in zinc, B vitamins or certain types of fats, you may be more likely to have dandruff.
5. Certain illnesses.
For reasons that are not clear, adults with neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, are more likely to develop seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Chapter 1 Dandruff
Chapter 2 Interesting Facts about Dandruff