If you’re fighting a fungal infection, such as athlete’s foot or jock itch, or perhaps you’re itching to sweep away that stubborn dandruff – ketoconazole, an antifungal medicine, can help. …read moreSee less
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What is the difference between scalp psoriasis and dandruff?
Both dandruff and scalp psoriasis can cause dryness, itchiness, and a flaky scalp, so you should see your doctor if you’re not sure what you’re dealing with.
The difference with scalp psoriasis, compared to dandruff, is that it’s long-lasting (chronic), more scaly than flaky, and it can spread past your hairline to your forehead or the back of your neck.
Dandruff is a harmless skin condition, whereas scalp psoriasis is an autoimmune disease caused by white blood cells attacking your skin cells.
What causes dandruff?
There are lots of different causes of dandruff, and they can differ depending on the type of dandruff you have.
For example, it could be caused by a dry skin condition like eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis, or you could get dandruff as a result of a fungal infection like ringworm.
In babies, cradle cap is a common cause of dry, crusty skin on the scalp, which can easily be mistaken for dandruff.
How can you treat athlete’s foot?
Athlete’s foot can be easily treated with antifungal creams, powders or sprays.
It isn’t a pleasant infection, as it can make your feet feel itchy, red, and sore while also causing an unpleasant cheesy smell that can cause embarrassment when it’s time to take off your shoes.
One of the most popular ways to treat athlete’s foot is to use antifungal creams, which contain ingredients like clotrimazole, miconazole and bifonazole, which can all help to combat foot fungus and treat your infection at its source.
What is athlete's foot?
Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that affects your feet.
It’s part of a type of fungal infections known as tinea, and its medical name is tinea pedis.
Athlete’s foot usually harmless and can be treated easily with remedies from your pharmacy that can help it to clear up pretty quickly.