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Itchy scalp caused by stress

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 64 years experience
Stress may be 1 fact: Above, lack of thorough daily washing.Cortisol of stress and DHEAS of adrenal from stress may be important..TRy hard to reduce your stress level.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 49 years experience
Possible dermatitis: This possible dermatitis could be inching enough to make you scratch it hard enough to produce bruises. On the other hand, there are numerous causes o... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Seb derm: Most usual cause is seborrheic dermatitis - dandruff - although many other causes possible. Could try using over the counter selenium sulfide or zinc... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Seborreic dermatitis: Most likely seborrheic dermatitis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 39 years experience
Not one thing: Cold sores or herpes occur when your immune system is compromised. An itchy scalp is due to dandruff or seborrhea. Stress causes an overproduction of... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Kashkin
Allergy and Immunology 38 years experience
No: Typically "HIV dermatitis" is not itchy at all and usually located on the upper trunk (chest) and occasionally on the palms and soles. Since people w... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Could be...: ...Seborrheic dermatitis (which doesn't always cause flaking), or an allergy to a shampoo or conditioner. Or (i know this sounds gross) you could have... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 20 years experience
See a doctor: You should see a doctor. Tinea capitis, ringworm on the scalp, can cause these symptoms and requires a Rx medication. You need to be examined to det... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Serious Rx: Address it as if it were seborrheic dermatitis. A mix of antifungals and judicious use of glucocorticoids may prove sufficient; don't forget old class... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Cyst: Epidermoid cysts are small bumps that develop beneath the skin on your face, neck, trunk and sometimes your genital area. Slow-growing and often pain... Read More

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