The second immune system factor, is how it is functioning. Meaning, not is it weak or strong, but is it working properly? Sometimes the immune system does not operating as it should. When this happens, the immune system starts firing off the wrong signals in the body, causing the body to attack cells it should not be attacking. This can result in various forms of inflammation, and can actually cause some pretty serious medical conditions depending on what “signals” the immune system is misfiring. This is called an autoimmune disorder, and there are many different types. Some autoimmune issues are severe and easy to diagnose right away due to obvious symptoms. However, many go under the radar, because the symptoms can mimic other common ailments not associated with autoimmune disorders.
One of the most common and often the first symptom of dandruff can be white flakes on your dark clothes. Scalp itching may be another common first symptom. In some, the initial noticeable symptom is simply dry facial skin without any other rashes. Patients may see their physician complaining of dry skin that fails to respond to daily lotions and creams. Often they have used every lotion and potion possible from the drugstore or more expensive department stores. Frequently this is caused by undiagnosed scalp dandruff which is causing problems “downstream” on the face.