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Dandruff? No thanks!

The skin is constantly renewed. As a rule we do not even notice it: the expelled cells are in fact Only when the skin excretes a large amount of cells at the same time – as in the case of dandruff – can we see them.

Dry or oily dandruffDandruff

When it comes to dandruff, a broad distinction is made between dry dandruff and oily dandruff. Dry dandruff is made up of smaller white flakes that fall from the head. It forms when the scalp becomes flaky, because it is dry or very stressed.

On the other hand, oily dandruff is caused by an excessive production of skin sebum (seborrhea). Consequently, the dead cells, instead of falling directly from the body, bind to the skin sebum. The result is the formation of groups of yellowish flakes.

Here’s what to do against dandruff

If you only have dandruff for short periods and quite rarely, the following tips may help:

  • when you wash your hair, use vegetable products or special anti-dandruff shampoos and, in general, limit yourself to a few products for hair care;
  • also take care not to wash your hair with too hot water;
  • to dry them, if necessary, use a hot air hair dryer;
  • avoid stress: it can in fact be one of the causes of dandruff;
  • don’t scratch your scalp.

If dandruff persists for a long time despite proper hair care, and if the scalp is itchy or red, or if you experience hair loss, you should consult a doctor.

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Treat concussions correctly

Doctors describe a concussion as a mild cranial-brain trauma. Different symptoms occur depending on the intensity. In addition to common symptoms such as headache, dizziness and balance disturbances. visual disturbances, sensitivity to light, nausea and concentration problems may also arise. Therefore the rule applies: go to the doctor as soon as possible in case of suspected concussion. Even mild cranial brain trauma should not be taken lightly, as it can have long-term consequences.

Correct treatment is essential
After a blow or a fall on the head and the symptoms that follow (as explained in the section “Various symptoms”), the doctor prescribes rest and possibly a painkiller. Often this is enough and the symptoms disappear within a few days. In 10 to 35 percent of cases, symptoms continue or worsen – in this case, waiting is counterproductive. To alleviate persistent complaints as well as to avoid consequential harm, a clarification and treatment process based on the doctor’s diagnosis should be undertaken. In the case of an optimal healing process, the affected person can resume his normal activities after a week.

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