A flaky, itchy scalp could be a sign of dandruff or dry scalp. What many people refer to as “dry skin” or dandruff in the scalp is actually in inflamed skin.
With Arizona moving into spring, you may hear people complaining about having a runny nose, watery eyes or itchy skin as allergy season kicks into gear.
Most men avoid seeing a doctor until the last possible minute, no matter what seems to be ailing them. Whether it’s a head cold, a twisted ankle, or an unidentified rash that’s driving them crazy, men will self-diagnose and feel good about it. But ask any man who has had an attack of athlete’s foot or a bout with jock itch that won’t go away, and they just might concede that they need medical help every now and then.
The winter season brings challenges for our skin. The heaters are cranking and the moisture in the air is usually low. This leaves our skin dry. Without its proper moisture barrier, the skin can become irritated, inflamed, and even fissured (aka cracked). Many consequences stem from this.