What is Yeast?
In medical terminology, Yeast is an infection of the skin. It can appear in any part of the body. Generally, it is believed that this infection will appear in any part of the body that has damp conditions like in the armpit or in the genital area.
This is because in damp conditions, Yeast bacteria will grow rapidly. But, there are instances where this infection will appear in the scalp which is not a damp area.
What to do when the Scalp is infected with Yeast?
Rash or itching which appears in the Scalp normally indicates the onset of Yeast infection. If the symptoms appear, it is always advisable to consult a doctor.
Normally, samples are removed from the affected area and after proper analysis, the doctor determines whether it is a Yeast infection or not. It is generally believed that some hair care products cause infection of the skin, which may turn out to be a Yeast infection.
Hair care products may also cause an allergic reaction in some individuals and these allergic conditions may later give room for Yeast infection of the Scalp.
The doctor has many ways of treatment. One method is changing hair care products. By analyzing the contents of the hair care products, the doctor will be able to decide whether the particular product is allergic to the skin of the individual or not.
In some cases, he may initially prescribe some anti-bacterial gel or tablets. Normally, Yeast Infection of the Scalp will subside after medicines are taken in appropriate doses.
However, in some cases, the infection may reappear. There are instances where after use of the anti-bacterial medicines, the infection becomes more severe. In such cases, the doctor may prescribe some other suitable medicines depending on the severity of the infection.
Some homeopathic medicines are known to cure effectively, Yeast infection of the Scalp. Some herbal medicines like Tea tree oil are also known to cure this infection.
Other herbal medicines include Lavender oil, Eucalyptus oil and Chamomile oil that are quite effective in combating this infection. This infection can be effectively controlled by not using shampoos that contain Sodium Laureth Sulphate, which causes allergy in some people.
Unless proper treatment is taken, it would be very difficult to control this infection of the Scalp.