Treating Itchy Scalp Permanently
Biotechnology has contributed to the development of cosmetics that not only beautify but that also have a medicinal action. Known as cosmeceuticals, sunscreens, baldness treatments, and anti-dandruff shampoos are three examples. Although the term cosmeceut-ical is gaining popularity, the FDA does not recognize it and requires any product with the properties of a drug to be approved as a drug.
Vitamin B6 occurs in three forms, pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine all of them are phos-phorylated and pyroxal-5'-phospate is the active coenzyme form of many enzymes involved in protein and amino acid metabolism 56 . Deficiency is associated with seborrhoeic dermatitis, epilepti-form convulsions and anaemia 56 . The elderly tend to be at greater risk of vitamin B6 deficiency 39 , even if it is widely available in most foods. The RDA of vitamin B6 is 1.5 mg per day for women older than 50 years and 1.7 mg per day for men older than 50 years (Table 3) 54 .
They keep off death from themselves', as one Vedic author put it.12 A more comprehensive view of the connection between cosmetics and health care can be obtained from some of the very earliest medical texts. Many of these simply recorded a folkloric pharmacology of herbal, animal, and mineral 'receipts' (ingredients) for the treatment of various conditions, that continued to be recycled for centuries to come ancient Indian cosmetic receipts in particular were preserved uninterruptedly from 600 bce to ad 1600 and onwards to the present day. All these early receipt texts show an overwhelming medical interest in the care of the body surfaces. Egyptian cosmetic receipts appear in medical papyri next to skin salves, eye salves, and tooth remedies similarly in the early Anglo-Saxon leech books. In the Indian herbals, cosmetic receipts for hair dyes, hair promoters, hair oils, depilatories, and hair-disentangling cream jostle with recipes for the treatment of grey hair, dandruff, lice, and...
This refers to a chronic inflammation of the lid margins caused by staphylococcal infection. The eyes become red rimmed and there is usually an accumulation of scales giving the appearance of fine dandruff on the lid margins. The condition is often associated with seborrhoea of the scalp. Sometimes it becomes complicated by recurrent styes or chronic infection of the meibomian glands. The eye itself is not usually involved, although there could be a mild superficial punctate keratitis, as evidenced by fine staining of the lower part of the cornea with fluorescein. In more sensitive patients, the unsightly appearance can cause difficulties, but in more severe cases, the discomfort and irritation can interfere with work. Severe recurrent infection can lead to irregular growth of the lashes and trichiasis. In the management of these patients, it is important to explain the chronic nature of the condition and the fact that certain individuals seem to be prone to it. Attention should be...
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