Scratching your head trying to figure out why you’re suffering from a dry, itchy, inflamed or flaky scalp? It may not be just a case of common dandruff…

Candida is a yeast-like bacteria that normally lives in warm and moist areas of the body. It’s a natural bacteria that  when in balanced quantities in the system, doesn’t cause any harm. However, Candida can become overgrown and a myriad of symptoms and health problems result. While most people think of Candida as it relates to vaginal yeast infections, it can also be found on the scalp. A candida infection in this region is particularly common if there is a scratch or an injury.

Candida overgrowth on the scalp can cause great irritation and itchiness and often causes the hair follicles to become infected. In severe cases, hair loss can result.

To treat a candida overgrowth on the scalp, a multi-faceted approach to treatment should be taken. An anti-candida diet is recommended, along with an anti-fungal supplement such as Kolorex Advanced Candida Care, which addresses the root cause of the issue.

Brushing aside your concerns about an itchy scalp will usually just allow it to get worse, so speak to a health professional about whether embarking on an anti-candida treatment plan may be the answer for you.

Renee Leonard-Stainton, Naturopath


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