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Conditions that Can Be Confused with Dandruff

True dandruff is characterized by shedding of dry white flakes of dead skin from the scalp. It is confined to the head only and is not normally associated with redness, inflammation or itching. These symptoms are more likely to be caused by some other associated condition, such as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. The most common skin complaints that may occasionally be confused with dandruff include: Seborrheic Dermatitis This condition combines seborrhoea (oiliness of the skin) […]

Psoriasis: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder characterized by raised, inflamed lesions that join together to form plaques (patches) with clearly defined borders that are covered with flaky scales. This chronic, non-contagious skin condition can affect any part of the body and is often related to hereditary factors. Psoriasis is highly variable. In some patients it may be no more than a minor cosmetic problem, while in others it can cause quite serious problems with many […]

Skin Conditions Aggravated by Smoking

Smoking tobacco products is enormously harmful to your health. Some of the consequences are just cosmetic, such as yellow teeth or wrinkles, but others can cause serious harm to many of the body’s vital organs. One of the lesser known consequences of smoking is the harm it can cause to your skin. Smoking largely affects the skin of the face and hands, especially the mouth, eyes and fingernails. However, some of its effects on the […]