Itchy Scalp

PSORIASIS scalp

Last Updated July 24th, 2019

What is itchy scalp?

Itchy scalp is caused by a number of health conditions. This makes it a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. It is also called scalp pruritus. Pruritus is the medical term for an “itch”, or a desire to scratch. It is also very frequently encountered in dermatological practice, as the scalp is an area that is frequently manifested with pruritus. Information on scalp pruritus is still limited and quite complicated.

What are the causes of itchy scalp?

Dandruff

Dandruff is a very common cause for itchy scalp. A condition that results in the appearance of flakes of skin, dandruff is generally a result of irritated, oily skin or dry skin. Lack of proper shampooing can also lead to dandruff.

PSORIASIS scalpIn addition, men tend to develop dandruff more easily than women do. People with certain diseases like HIV are also at higher risk of developing dandruff than others. Dandruff can also affect people of any age, though symptoms usually start at around the time of puberty.

Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is also another cause for itchy scalp. It is also referred to as seborrheic eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that in turn leads to dandruff. Other symptoms are redness and scaly skin.

Seborrheic dermatitis could be a result of stress, fluctuation in the hormones, seasonal changes, and an overgrowth of yeast on the skin. Neither dandruff nor seborrheic dermatitis is related to poor hygiene. Seborrheic dermatitis is the result of an allergy or an autoimmune reaction. There is no cure for seborrheic dermatitis, but it be managed well with treatment.

Babies also can get seborrheic dermatitis. In their diaper area, one begins to notice a red rash. This is a particularly common sign of the condition. It can even cover the rest of the body as well in red patches that are also scaly. Weather and stress are external factors that can trigger seborrheic dermatitis.

Tinea capitis

Tinea capitis is another possible cause for itchy scalp. Tinea capitis or ringworm infection of the scalp is a common childhood infection that affects many children worldwide. It is caused by dermatophyte fungi and its symptoms range from mild scaling with little hair loss to large inflammatory patches on the head.

After the introduction of griseofulvin and dedicated public health programs, its spread in Europe and North America had been controlled. It was then only prevalent in other parts of the world. However, this changed with the discovery of T. tonsurans in urban areas of the United States and also in Western Europe. Today, tinea capitis again presents a challenge, as far as treatment is concerned, in these regions.

Head lice infestation

Lice infection human hairInfestation by head lice is another cause for itchy scalp. Head lice infestation is not a primary health hazard. They are also not a vector for disease, but remain a societal problem. The disease that results from the infestation of head lice is referred to as pediculosis. The chemical products used therefore for their treatment are referred to as pediculicides. Pyrethrins and permethrin remain the primary ways of fighting lice infestation.

They are also not a result of poor hygiene as commonly believed. Their treatment is very costly in the United States, with total annual costs of all treatments aggregating to about US$ 500 million. Itching results from a sensitization in the body to an injection of saliva from the mouths of the head lice as they feed on the blood. The urge to itch usually happens at about 3 to 6 weeks after the infestation. Some individuals are never sensitized (never itch). In certain cases, there is a risk of a bacterial infection developing in the scalp.

Hives

Hives are itchy, reddish bumps that are formed on the skin. They can also affect the scalp. They tend to be there for a few hours and then disappear. Sometimes they may disappear and reappear every few hours. This may be a chronic case of hives. This can happen for even longer than 6 weeks. You would need to consult a doctor if you suspect it is a case of chronic hives.

Scabies

A bug called the human itch mite causes scabies. It causes an itchy sensation all over the body as well as on the scalp. It causes skin lesions also, most commonly on the hands, legs, wrist, and ankles. The itch on the scalp can be so bad sometimes that it could keep you awake at night. It affects all age groups and infants as well.

Scabies can lead to a bacterial infection as well as other complications. In most cases of scabies, there are only less than 100 mites on the patient’s body. In crusted scabies (or Norwegian Scabies), there are about 1000 to 1 million mites on the body. This is referred to as hyperinfestation and requires immediate medical attention. If you suspect you or your infant has scabies please consult a doctor immediately. There are no medications available without a doctor’s prescription that can treat the disease.

Nerve problem

A nerve problem that is the result of damage to the nerves or disease or abnormal functionality can lead to an itchy scalp. In such cases, there will be no rash or any skin reaction. Some examples of nerve diseases that can cause an itchy scalp are shingles and diabetes.

Sometimes, there are deep scars because of hair loss. Scarring also damages nerves, in turn leading to itchy scalp.

Skin cancer

Skin problems cancerSkin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It is a result of DNA damage to the skin cells, most often caused by UV rays. These UV rays can trigger mutations and even genetic effects that eventually lead to skin cancer. There are three types of cell cancer. They are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. It is one of the most common forms of cancer. Its economic impact is also quite heavy. Lifetime treatment of all cases in New Zealand is known to cost as much as US$536 million yearly. Skin cancer when it forms on the scalp can lead to itching.

Reaction to a hair care product

If your scalp is itchy or flaky, it must be because there is some shampoo remaining on your hair after bath. This remainder can cause an irritation when your scalp is exposed to it. A rash also accompanies the itchy and flaky scalp. In such a case, you might be suffering from a condition referred to as allergic contact dermatitis. This condition usually affects those who dye their hair with artificial dyes. The constituent responsible for this condition is called para-phenylenediamine, and is present in many black hair dyes.

Anxiety

Anxiety and stress may cause an itch. In addition, as you itch, mood disorders such as anxiety tend to get worse. Anxiety and stress then exacerbate an itch. This becomes a vicious circle. This is generally the case for chronic itch. It could happen on your scalp as well. If you suspect a case of chronic itch, it is better to consult a doctor.

What are the common conditions that are comorbid with an itchy scalp?

An itchy scalp does not occur by itself. There are many conditions that occur with an itchy scalp. Some of them are redness, inflammation, loss of hair, eczema behind the ears and on the backside of the head.

Herbal remedies for an itchy scalp

There are several herbal remedies for an itchy scalp. Some of them are discussed below:

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is antibacterial and antifungal. It also has anti-inflammatory characteristics. Apply diluted solution of apple cider vinegar with warm water. This can be applied after shampooing to relieve itchy scalp and dandruff.

Organic coconut oil

Organic coconut oil can be obtained from mature coconuts. The main constituent of coconut oil that is responsible for relieving itchy scalp is lauric acid. Lauric acid helps the skin absorb the oil more effectively, thereby increasing the efficacy of the oil in treating the itchy scalp. If the itchy scalp is caused by eczema, then too coconut oil can help. According to a study, a combination of coconut oil and anise may also be able to cure life infestation in the head.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is found in several stores that sell essential oils. It is one of the most common essential oils that can be obtained. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It also helps to fight inflammation. Tea tree oil must always be used diluted as it can irritate the skin easily. Dilute it with 10-20 drops of olive oil before you apply it on the scalp. It will provide relief from itchy scalp.

Salicylic acid shampoos

Salicylic acid is found in willow bark and evergreen leaves. It also has an antibacterial and an anti-inflammatory effect. Salicylic acid shampoos are available for use if you have an itchy scalp. A person who has an aspirin allergy must not use a salicylic acid shampoo. These shampoos need to be massaged into the scalp daily twice or thrice for the desired effect.

Meditation

Meditation may help to reduce the symptoms of itchy scalp. This is because meditation has been known to reduce stress and anxiety, two major causes of eczema. A recent study showed that the person may have a greater control over the itch and be able to cope with it better if he/she meditates. Meditation might involve deep breathing exercises or merely focusing on an object and meditating with eyes closed. If you are new to meditation, there are several resources available online.

Treatment for itchy scalp

The treatment for itchy scalp depends on the cause. If the itchy scalp is caused by dandruff, the recommended means of treatment may be to wash with water and then apply several topical agents. These agents work in different ways. Some of the topical agents will be antifungal while others will reduce the oiliness of the skin, two possible reasons for dandruff.

Selenium sulfide is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis, and therefore would reduce the possibility of itchy scalp. It does so by slowing down the growth of yeast on the scalp. It can be found in shampoos or lotions. Consult a doctor and secure a prescription before you commence treatment with selenium sulfide.

The application of selenium sulfide to the scalp must be done twice in the first week and only once the second week onwards. You can continue this until you find relief from your symptoms, which is usually a month’s time. If it takes longer or your symptoms worsen, you must consult a dermatologist again. Be sure to read the labeled instructions as well for better efficacy and safety.

Other agents used for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis include:

  • Coal tar
  • Salicylic acid shampoos and lotions
  • Pyrithione zinc
  • Topical steroids

To treat head lice infestation, you may be prescribed pediculicides. These are chemicals that kill lice and destroy lice eggs. You may, however, need to use a comb and to brush off the lice eggs in your hair. The clothes, bedding, and towels would need to be heated to a temperature of 130 degree Fahrenheit for a period of 30 minutes to destroy the lice present. This will help prevent infestation that spreads by body-to-body contact.

If you feel the allergy to a hair care product may have caused your itchy scalp, discontinue the use of the product. If you are still unsure about the cause of an itchy scalp, consult a doctor to determine the actual cause and start treatment at the earliest. There are several causes for an itchy scalp and not all of them are manageable at home.

Final Words

Itchy scalp or scalp pruritus may be caused by any of a number of underlying medical conditions. From skin conditions like dandruff to insect infestation to anxiety or allergy, the number of causes is numerous. The treatment of itchy scalp therefore also involves the treatment of the underlying medical condition. Consult a doctor if your symptoms do not resolve in one or two weeks with home remedies. There may be a serious condition that would require his help.

Facts

  • The prevalence of scalp pruritus has been reported specifically with great rarity. Therefore, it is difficult to understand its epidemiology. It has only been reported based on other medical conditions.
  • The prevalence of itchy scalp across a wide range of medical conditions varies from as little as 13% to as high as 45%.

Facts

  • In a specific study of the itchy scalp in a French population, the prevalence was about 21.5%.
  • Studies show that itchy scalp or scalp pruritus has a detrimental effect on the quality of life.

Facts

  • The itch may be present only on the scalp or may spread to other areas around it as well over time
  • In certain diseases such as dermatomyositis (weakness and inflammation of muscles), the scalp pruritus may be resistant to many different kinds of treatment.

Related Conditions

    Want to live a healthy lifestyle?

    Subscribe to free FactDr newsletters.

    REVAMP YOUR

    If you're enjoying our website, we promise you'll absolutely love our new posts. Be the first one to get a copy!

    Get factually correct, actionable tips delivered straight to your inbox once a week.

    I want the latest scoop on :

    We hate spam too. We will never share your email address with anyone. If you change your mind later, you can unsubscribe with just one click

    By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the FactDr Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of FactDr subscriptions at any time.

     

    Dos and Don'ts

    Dos
    • Wash your hair with warm water regularly if your scalp is oily.
    • Consult a doctor immediately if you have chronic pruritus or if you suspect it has been caused by never damage or another serious condition.
    Don'ts
    • Use dyes, fragrances and other chemicals that may irritate your scalp.
    • Share combs, brushes, pillow cases, towels, and bedding with people who may have head lice.

     

     

     

    Related Conditions

      Trending Topics

      ASTtest-liver
      AST- Aspartate Aminotransferase Test AST test is a blood test that is used to measure the level of a particular liver enzyme…
      Vitamin K2: 8 reasons why you need this bone-building & cancer-fighting nutrient Vitamin K2 is claimed to be essential for your bone health, for reducing the risk of cancer, and…
      anti-thyroglobulin antibody
      Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody test Anti-thyrogloubin antibody test measures the level of antibodies that attack the thyroid gland cells and are hence indicative…
      Lectin: The common link of proteins between peas and people Lectins are a type of protein that are found majorly in legumes. Most people are find it easy…
      diverticulitis diet
      Diverticulitis diet: The right way to eat if you suffer from the disease Are you suffering from diverticultis but clueless about your diet ? Read this complete plan for diverticulitis diet…
      TBHQ: A carcinogen lingering in your child’s favorite snacks TBHQ - Why you should shun the practice of eating instant noodles or microwave popcorn to get rid…
      passion fruit juice
      Passion fruit: How one exotic fruit can help you fight infections and cancer! Passion fruit: Why does this exotic fruit have such an enticing name? And how can it protect you…
      Maltitol: Things you must know about this artificial sweetener Sugar alcohols are produced by fruits and vegetables. Maltitol is an artificially produced sugar alcohol and is used…
      Ferritin blood test
      Ferritin Test Ferritin test is a blood test that provides vital information on the level of RBCs and iron in…
      abdominal-CT-scan- image
      Abdominal CT scan Abdominal CT scan is a diagnostic imaging technique that provides a clear picture of the state of internal…
      folate test
      Folate test The Folate test is used to measure and monitor the levels of folic acid in the blood. The…
      serum zinc test
      Serum Zinc Test The serum zinc test is a blood test performed to assess the zinc level in the blood (serum)…
      cytomegalovirus iGG
      Cytomegalovirus (CMV)- IgG Test The cytomegalovirus IgG is the immunoglobulin protein produced by our immune system when the body is infected by…
      low fodmap plan
      Troubled with IBS? Here’s a complete roadmap to the low FODMAP diet Leaky & inflammatory gut troubling you? No medicine bringing you relief from the pain? Why not try the…
      Pulmonary Function Tests Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are non-invasive breathing tests employed for diagnosing and monitoring lung diseases such as bronchitis
      Top 6 remedies to treat a razor burn at home Symptoms of razor burn include bumps on the skin, redness, and irritation of the skin. Find easy and…
      The real reason why you shouldn’t be eating ramen noodles Instant ramen noodles might be your go-to snack for your hunger pangs. But with each spoonful you are…
      How do neutrophils protect you from fatal bacterial attacks? During an infection, certain enzymes alert the mature neutrophils.  Neutrophils then travel through the bloodstream to the affected…
      The science behind daith piercing: Can it really cure migraine? Since the ear has several pressure points, it is believed that daith piercing activates the vagus nerve and…
      Stye : The best natural home remedies to ease the pain Styes developing inside the eyelid tend to be more painful whereas external styes are less painful and ooze…
      BRAT Diet: What is the right way to follow this diarrhea-relieving diet? BRAT diet, a simple diet consisting of just bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, can help you combat the…
      IGE test
      IgE test – Immunoglobulin E IgE or immunoglobulin E test is a test that measures the level of IgE in the blood and…
      Chromium Picolinate: An essential mineral supplement for faster weight loss Did you know that about 1.6 million deaths were directly linked to diabetes globally? How is it linked…
      HELICOBACTER_PYLORI---IgG
      Helicobacter Pylori – IgG Test Helicobacter pylori IgG test is a blood, saliva, and urine test performed to determine if the patien is…
      Quinine: How gin and tonic came to be known as a potent health elixir The discovery of quinine-containing tree bark is sometimes considered the most serendipitous medical discovery of the 17th century.
      rubella IgG test
      Rubella IgG Test The rubella IgG test is a blood test that checks for the rubella virus IgG antibodies present in…
      Juice Plus: Can you really replace actual fruits with pills?  Juice Plus supplements intend to fill nutritional gaps present in our daily diet. But how successful have they…
      GGt test
      GGT – Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Test GGT or gammaglutamyl transferase test is a liver function test that is used to detect the extent of…
      Bloodtestalbumin
      Albumin Test Albumin test or blood serum test is a liver function test that measures the amount of the protein…
      Silicon Dioxide: How can a component of sand be essential to your wellbeing? Silicon is one of the most abundant elements in the nature. Find out how silicon dioxide can prove…
      lipoprotein A
      Lipoprotein (A) Test Lipoprotein (A) test is used to measure and monitor the levels of LDL(Low-Density Lipoprotein) in the bloodstream in…
      CLA: A breakthrough weight loss supplement with minimal side effects Tried every weight loss supplement in the market with no substantial gain? Why not try CLA supplements, derived…
      lipid-profile
      Lipid Profile Lipid profile is a blood test that provides complete information on how much cholesterol is present in the…
      maltodextrin sugar
      Maltodextrin: What are the hidden health benefits of this food additive? Maltodextrin is one of the few food additives that has been relatively deemed safe. Many experts now have…
      POSTPRANDIAL-BLOOD-SUGAR
      Post-Prandial Blood Sugar Postprandial blood sugar test is an important diabetes diagnosing tool. This simple blood test measure the level of…
      hlab27 test
      HLA-B27 test The HLA-B27 is a blood test that is used to determine the level of a particular protein called…
      Milk Thistle skin
      Milk Thistle: Find possible cures for fatal diseases in these purple blooms Milk thistle is well-known for treating liver conditions. However, did you know that it comes with a plethora…
      Jackfruit: Slice your way into higher immunity, better digestion, & more… Native to the South East Asia, the jackfruit is a fruit brimming with thousands of health benefits. Discover…
      EMA antibodies
      Endomysial Antibodies (EMA) Test EMA test is an investigative blood examination to locate the presence of certain antibodies, called Endomysial antibodies or…
      RHEUMATOID_FACTOR_(RF)
      Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Rheumatoid factor or RF is a blood test used to diagnose painful joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis…
      Free T3 test
      Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) Test The free triiodothyronine or FT3 test is an important blood test that is used to detect the level…
      TPAB test
      Treponema Pallidum Antibody(TPAB) test Treponema pallidum bacteria a gram-negative bacteria that has helically coiled, corkscrew-shaped cells, responsible for STDs such as syphilis.
      beta 2 glycoprotein 1 IgG
      Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 antibody test involves detecting and measuring the presence of the IgG class of beta…
      CBC blood test
      CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test CBC (Hemogram 6-part diff) blood test refers to the test that measures the number of RBCs, WBCs, etc…
      serum electrolyte test
      Serum Electrolyte If there is an electrolyte imbalance in the body, a serum electrolyte test will help to find out…
      hidden benefits walking
      9 benefits of walking we bet you didn’t know! Did you know walking can be the miracle pill for eternal youth? Everyone knows walking is good for…
      carrageenan seaweed
      Carrageenan: How a simple seaweed extract could better your gut health & immunity Eat more ice cream to prevent cold and flu? –With carrageenan you get one simple seaweed extract that…
      Chlorella: Therapeutic powers of the billion-year-old algae now within your reach Chlorella - A billion year old nutrient-rich algae that can potentially ward off cancers and high cholesterol; the…
      random blood sugar test
      Random Blood Sugar Test The random blood sugar or RBS test is a blood test prescribed mainly to check the level of…
      Moringa drink
      Moringa: This could be the most nutrient-dense food known to us! Moringa is a lush green tree brimming with over 90 essential nutrients required for a healthy mind and…
      Eustachian Tube : Functions and top home remedies to prevent its infection Pressure equalization, mucus drainage and protecting the middle ear from bacteria and viruses are the three important functions…
      Bubble Tea: Bubbling with nutrition or a hidden sugar mine? The tapioca pearls present in the tea looks like bubbles and hence the name bubble tea became popular.…
      Pregnant-lady-happy-couple-1
      Egg freezing: Questions every woman has before preserving her eggs Know how egg freezing is done, benefits, success rate, timelines, risks, side effects. Click to read the details…
      green poop causes
      Green poop : What are the reasons and how can you correct it Ever sneak a peek down the toilet only to shockingly find green poop? Why does our poop turn…
      shakeology woman
      Meal replacement or protein drink? Learn all about Shakeology and its claims Shakeology from Beachbody claims to be the most suitable shake that can aid in weight loss, regulate blood…
      Cystoscopy Cystoscopy is intended to look at the abnormalities in the ureters, bladder, and urethra, to assist surgeries performed…
      Helicobacter pylori IGA
      Helicobacter Pylori – IgA Test The H.pylori IgA test is a blood test used to identify the level of IgA antigen in the…
      GM Diet: The fastest way to lose weight or yet another hoax diet? General Motors started this trend of extreme dieting for 7 straight days to ensure its employees were able…
      How accurate is the hair follicle drug test? Hair follicle drug test is one of the best ways to identify drug use in professional circles. But…
      Epley maneuver: Why is this the best protection from the symptoms of vertigo? Epley maneuver is an exercise that can treat the symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).  It was…
      Hydroquinone: Is it the best topical treatment for hyperpigmentation? Darkening of the skin due to high melanin levels is called hyperpigmentation.  Hydroquinone interferes with melanin production thus treating…
      Poop chart: Top things you didn’t you your poop could reveal about you Bristol poop chart was designed during the 1990s in order to help doctors identify various types of poops…
      Crossfit with rope
      CrossFit: Now get the perfectly sculpted body with this explosive gym routine CrossFit is a fitness regimen that makes use of high-intensity exercises in a shorter period to achieve muscle…
      bilirubin-test-result
      Bilirubin Test Bilirubin is a substance produced in the body as a result of red blood cell breakdown. A bilirubin…
      Garlic health benefits cloves
      Garlic: Nature’s white pill as an effective home remedy What are the secrets hidden in these tiny white pills? Find out the immense health benefits of using…
      Horny Goat Weed: Can it improve libido in human beings too? This plant got its name as Horny Goat Weed when one of the goats feeding on the plant…
      SIBO Diet: The important dos and don’ts of this gut-healing diet A SIBO diet is a diet that works by eliminating certain sugars from your diet and adding fibers…
      DHEAS test
      DHEA Sulfate (DHEAS) Test DHEAS or DHEA Sulfate test is prescribed if an individual shows symptoms of abnormal adrenal actvity such as…
      about mediterranean diet
      Why you should be adopting a Mediterranean style of diet today Ever wondered why the Mediterranean diet is so healthy? One simple solution to lowering risk of several deadliest…
      autoimmune diseases facts
      Autoimmune Diseases: Find out if your body is attacking you right now Did you know your body can harm itself? What are autoimmune diseases and why does it harm some…
      Pumpkin Seeds: Why pumpkins are more than just for pies! Pumpkins have been long associated with Halloween carvings and delicious pies. But did you know that pumpkin seeds…
      Carb Cycling: Weighing the pros vs the cons of this diet routine Completely discarding carbs from your life will do you more harm than good. Read more about carb cycling,…
      hidden causes obesity
      8 hidden causes of obesity you probably didn’t know! Did you know that around 2 billion people worldwide are either overweight or obese? Are you too a…
      lifestyle diseases
      The Big 5 lifestyle diseases: How your everyday living might be killing you You'd be shocked to know how unhealthy and potentially fatal your everyday routine could be. Has the modern…
      antibiotic resistance
      Antibiotic Resistance: How common diseases become deadly Can a cold kill you? How important is to get a flu shot? Why do antibiotics fail against…
      Creatine: Is this the right peak athletic-performance supplement for you? Creatine is the amino acid that boosts our energy. Did you know creatine supplements can help you reach…
      ashwagandha brain
      Ashwagandha: The best-kept secret of Ayurveda now revealed! Ashwagandha literally means "smell of horse". Don't get bogged down by that one tiny detail because this ayurveduic…
      Hibiscus: Nourish your beauty and health with these vibrant blooms Hibiscus is a trumpet shaped flower found abundantly in tropical countries. It has been historically used for its…
      Balneotherapy jacuzzi
      5 things you didn’t know about balneotherapy and how you can do it at home Sauna baths have been popular since a long time. But how much more beneficial can balneotherapy be as…
      glucose-tolerance
      Oral Glucose Tolerance Test – GTT Glucose tolerance test (or Oral GTT) is used to detect the onset of diabetes or prediabetes conditions. It…
      blood elements analysis
      Blood Element Analysis Test A blood element analysis is a blood test performed to measure the level of toxic elements such as…
      myelogram
      Myelography Myelography is an important diagnostic tool that is used to investigate and identify abnormalities in the spine and…
      Colloidal silver benefits
      Colloidal silver: An essential dietary supplement or yet another pharmaceutical hoax? Colloidal silver is hailed as an effective home remedy for infections. Many believe it can treat HIV and…
      Tart Cherry: The healthiest excuse for taking that second serving of pie Tart cherry has been traditionally used in delectable desserts such as pies. Recent studies have revealed that its…
      thyroglobulin test
      Thyroglobulin (TG) Test Thyroglobulin test helps in measuring and monitoring the concentration of thyroglobulin. The thyroglobulin test can be used as…
      cardiolipin antibody igm
      Cardiolipin Antibody (ACL) –IgM Test The types of cardiolipin antibodies are the IgG, IgA and IgM types and this particular test measures the…
      fitness routine fun
      10 fantastic ways to make your fitness routine more fun! Are you too bored to exercise? Do you avoid gym cause it's too monotonous? Looking for fun and…
      cold flu sinus treatment
      How to beat the common cold, flu, and sinus infection instantly? Can you guess some of the easiest tricks to treat cold and sinus infections? How are these different…
      improve digestion weight loss
      Power up your gut: 8 proven steps on how to improve your digestion Did you know you have a colony of bacteria in your gut that help you in digesting food?…
      nutritional yeast bread
      Nutritional Yeast : How can a fungi culture be good for your body? Nutritional yeast: How a simple culture of fungi can transform your skin, digestion, immunity , and much more.…
      Cayenne: The remarkable benefits of these red hot chili peppers These may make you rush for a glass of water, but cayenne pepper is actually a healthy additive…
      How seitan proved to be a blessing in disguise for vegans worldwide Can only meat-eaters enjoy delicious juicy steaks and burgers? With seitan, the best meat substitute available today,even vegans…
      Piaget stages: Do they accurately describe the way the human brain develops?  A common assumption was that children are less competent thinkers as compared to adults, but this was refuted…
      Oxalates: How healthy greens can sometimes be bad news for your kidneys Oxalates are compounds present in a majority of healthy foods. However, at times an overconsumption of these could…
      Urologist: When should you visit one and why? A urologist can treat not only genitourinary problems of both men and women but also can treat various…
      How to scrub away stress and fatigue with an Epsom salt bath? Epsom salt is a popular home remedy for many skin ailments. Though there is a lack of scientific…
      reflexology massage
      Top reasons why you should go for a reflexology massage today Reflexology involves the application of pressure to your feet and hands to encourage self-healing. Could this be beneficial…
      Chest X-Ray A chest x-ray is a diagnostic test that uses x-rays to visualize the structures inside your chest. It…
      BoneMarrow-Biopsy
      Bone Marrow Biopsy Bone marrow biopsy is a diagnostic procedure where a small amount of bone marrow is extracted from hip…
      Jicama: A fiber-rich tuber for your weight loss goals Pronouced as HEE-kah-ma, Jicama is the "new kid on the block" that has taken the world by the…
      occupational hazards types
      Occupational Hazards: How to vouch for your health at your workplace Occupational hazards affect millions worldwide. Chemical spills, faulty wires, deadly pathogen, and work-stress can happen anytime. Follow these…
      edamame
      Edamame: How healthy are these green baby beans? Edamame or "immature" soybeans are soft and easily digestable forms of soybeans that are great as an eveyday…
      Ezekiel Bread: How to make the “world’s healthiest bread” in your own kitchen Learn more about Ezekiel bread - a bread belonging to the biblical time and containing the secrets to…
      Trisodium Phosphate: How a paint thinner made its way into your breakfast Ever thought how toxic chemicals find their way into our foods? How can they harm our body? And…
      Water Fasting: What are the pros and cons of this practice? Fasting is defined as a procedure that involves the restriction of food intake. This practice has been widely…
      Barium-enema
      Barium Enema Barium enema is also known as colon x-ray. Here, the patient is asked to consume small amount of…
      Anti-CCP Test – Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Anti-ccp or ACCP test is a blood test that is primarily employed to diagnose the onset of rheumatoid…
      shiitake mushrooms healthy
      What are Shiitake Mushrooms and why should you eat them? Shiitake Mushrooms are well known for their smoky and robust taste. However, did you know they are replete…
      cancer facts
      8 hard-hitting truths no one tells you about cancer Did you know that 1.5 million new cases of cancer are reported every year? Can second-hand smoking kill…
      dance health benefits
      5 unbelievable effects of dance on your overall health! You enjoy dancing, but did you know what else it does to your body? Dancing is not only…
      Fluoride: An indispensible mineral or a potential toxin ? Fluoride, the main ingredient of toothpaste, has shown a great potential as a cleanser. However, how much fluoride…
      kefir bottle
      Kefir: Top reasons why this probiotic drink should be consumed by you Yet another remarkable fermented food, kefir is a much healthier version of yogurt. These chewy white grains can…
      Vitamin B12: The unknown repercussions of this nutrient deficiency Vitamin B12 is also known as cobalamine; involved in the development of red blood cells in the bone marrow.…
      Bromelain: 11 reasons why you should start adding pineapple to your pizza! If you didn't love pineapples already, here are some of the top health benefits that bromelain can bring…
      dandelion weight loss
      Caralluma Fimbriata: How to eat this cactus to lose weight Caralluma fimbriata is a miracle cactus that can be safely consumed by most for losing weight and boosting…
      Astaxanthin: Why experts believe it could be 550x more potent than vitamin E! What is astaxanthin and why is this new supplement on the block touted as the most powerful antioxidant…
      Tattoo Aftercare: The best practices to follow once you get inked Planning getting permanently inked? Make sure you follow these critical tattoo aftercare techniques to avoid infectious agents attacking…
      Erythritol: A healthy sugar substitute or yet another marketing ploy? Erythritol is a popular choice of a healthy alternative sweetening agent in foods. But how healthy can a…
      Vagus nerve: 7 health benefits of stimulating the “gut-brain” connection As a matter of fact, there are two vagus nerves namely the left and the right but is…
      Inhale oxygen, exhale worries: The top breathing exercises and how to perform them Performing the breathing exercise is like becoming mindful of how you breathe.  Here is a list of breathing…
      diabetes symptoms in women
      FBS Test – Fasting Blood Sugar FBS or fasting blood sugar test is a blood test that is used to determine the level of…
      ketoacidosis diabetes
      HB1Ac Test HB1Ac test is an important blood test that is used to measure the levels of glycated hemoglobin in…
      ANTI-MICROSOMAL-ANTIBODY-(AMA)
      Anti-Microsomal Antibody AMA Test AMA or anti-microsomal antibody test is a blood test that measures the activity of AMA in the body…
      beta hcg test
      Beta hCG Test A Beta hCG test measures the level of human gonadotropin hormones present in the blood that is primarliy…
      liver detox facts
      7 liver detox facts and why ignoring these could kill you! Are you taking care of this organ that handles over 500 different vital functions in your body? Your…
      yoga health benefits
      How to practice yoga for astounding health benefits Can a 5000-year-old system be the ultimate body healer? Did you know yoga can make you smarter and…
      acne removal tips
      Anatomy of acne: 7 instant steps to kiss those zits goodbye Blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples-call them what you may. Acne is never good news.Did you know some of the…
      Panera bread steak arugula
      Panera Bread: The truth behind this “healthy” restaurant chain What to order and what to avoid when dining at Panera Bread ? Know more about this popular…
      oral hygiene tips
      6 shocking consequences of bad oral hygiene (and how to avoid them) Did you know bad breath is not just turning off, but also harms your body in ways you…
      bananas exercise
      10 health reasons why you should go “bananas” over bananas! Bananas:The world's most popular fruit comes with a host of unbelievable health benefits. Find out how you can…