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i have a flaky and itchy scalp and my anus itches really bad at times what could this be

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
Scalp/Anal Itch: It sounds as if you have two contions. The scalp may be a condition called seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. The anal itch can be due to many things ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience Dermatology
Either: unfortunately, your symptoms may be either one. You should definitely see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. This is important as each ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Multifactorial: Causes include excessive hygiene, pinworms, diet, anal leakage, hemorrhoids. Try avoiding soap and washcloth on anal area. Only warm water and your ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Steroids: Most itchy conditions of the anus can be treated with steroids, such as hydrocortisone. However if conditions do not improve in 1-2 weeks then an eval ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? Dandruff: Or seborrhoeic dermatitis, you want to to see your doctor, meanwhile you may try using OTC anti dandruff shampoo, good luck
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lortscher
12 years experience Dermatology
No: Itch is not related to MPB. It could be related to dandruff / seborrheic dermatitis, or simply dry skin.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds more: like an infected scalp and the "lumps" may be enlarged lymph glands which drain the scalp! A "hands on" exam is indicated and an anti-dandruff shampoo ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: You need a diagnosis. Normal blood work does not mean much. Be persistent till you get the diagnosis
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
It sound to me: by the areas involved that you may have PSORIASIS! My suggestion is that you start by seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist...there are many TREATME ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wilk
51 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possible infection: While it may be nothing serious .... There is the possibility that there is an underlying anal infection (abscess) ... Possibly cause by an anal fistu ... Read More
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