What is Acne Miliaris Necrotica?
Acne miliaris necrotica is an ailment of the scalp. Acne miliaris necrotica is the drying and subsequent inflammation of the scalp, often resulting in a persistent burning, itching sensation and the shedding of dead scalp skin, that is, dandruff. Extreme cases may result in a token amount of bleeding, and scratching can cause further issues, including hair loss. Acne miliaris necrotica is not simply a fancy way of saying ‘itchy scalp’; it is set apart by its causing of scars through the death of skin cells, which is obviously very different from most causes of dandruff.
Who gets Acne Miliaris Necrotica?
Acne miliaris necrotica may be developed by any individual, although generally speaking the bald are unaffected, and the partially bald are not affected in the areas they lack hair. Acne miliaris necrotica is not discriminatory in any capacity, nor is it exceptionally noteworthy in its patterns of affliction, more often than not simply befalling individuals incidentally or circumstantially. The causes of acne miliaris necrotica are not plainly understood, however, so patterns may exist, along with genetic predisposition.
What causes Acne Miliaris Necrotica?
The causes of acne miliaris necrotica are not clearly understood. However, it is generally thought to be caused by a variety of contributing environmental factors resulting in the extreme dryness of the skin. A dermatologist will be able to determine whether or not an irritated scalp is a case of acne miliaris necrotica and further may be able to offer insight as to its cause.
What does Acne Miliaris Necrotica cause?
Acne miliaris necrotica does not cause any major ailments outside of itself and the resulting scars. Rumors abound that it can cause permanent baldness. However, any loss of hair is purely the result of damage done to the scalp, generally as a result of conscious or unconscious scratching on the part of the afflicted. Scarring may inhibit hair growth or cause discomfort or further irritation, but should not actually affect the hair’s capacity for growth. Acne miliaris necrotica is often thought of as a cause of dandruff, but given its ambiguous nature, this may be a stretch. Individuals with acne miliaris necrotica are more prone to infections of the scalp, but this is as a result of the scratching that is often caused by the intense itching and flaking of the skin. Because this may be an unconscious action, or even occur during sleep, it is recommended that individuals find a hat or nightcap to prevent this.
How serious is Acne Miliaris Necrotica?
Acne miliaris necrotica can be distressingly uncomfortable, but is not particularly dangerous. Due to the irritation it causes to the scalp, it may leave individuals prone to scratching vulnerable to infection from bacteria trapped under the nails. Of course, scratching is not recommended under any circumstances with any ailment of the scalp. If symptoms are persistent, it is recommended that one speak with a dermatologist. The scars caused by acne miliaris necrotica are superficial, but may be unsightly. Because it is an ailment of the scalp, it is likely that individuals with thick hair will not actually be able to see the scars that acne miliaris necrotica will cause. The scars are generally not disruptive or even particularly noticeable, but they may still cause distress.
How can Acne Miliaris Necrotica be treated?
Acne miliaris necrotica is not well understood and as consequence cannot be directly treated. However, topical treatments may alleviate the symptoms, if only temporarily. Again, seeing a dermatologist is highly recommended if one finds that their scalp irritation is persistent. Topical treatments will focus on alleviating the pain or the itching, whichever one finds to be more disturbing.
The scars may be treated themselves in the same fashion of other superficial scars, although constant exfoliation is generally not feasible due to their location on the scalp. Topical treatments designed to limit scarring my be used, but their effectiveness is dependent upon many different factors. A dermatologist will be able to
What does Acne Miliaris Necrotica look like?
Acne miliaris necrotica looks exactly like what it is: red irritation and swollen skin. As seen in these pictures, it gives the skin of the scalp a scaly texture and results in peeling. The scars are superficial and are difficult to distinguish from the simple red scaling and inflammation that the irritation causes to begin with.
How do I know if I have Acne Miliaris Necrotica?
There are many conditions that equate to an itchy, painful scalp. Consequently, simply having an itchy scalp is not a sufficient means by which to judge whether or not one is beset with acne miliaris necrotica, specifically. The scars are what set acne miliaris necrotica apart, but it may be difficult to determine whether or not these are caused by the same condition making the scalp itch or if they are the byproduct of the scratching that the itchiness and irritation may cause. A doctor should be consulted for a formal analysis and diagnosis.
What is the Recommended Acne Miliaris Necrotica Treatment?
There are many treatments available for acne of all types. However, in our experience, the most effective is Dermisil for Acne. Dermisil for Acne is a unique treatment option that approaches the problem of acne from a different angle, and can effectively supplement all other forms of treatment, or be used on its own.