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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Blum
65 years experience in Pediatrics
Steroid lotion is be: Some lotions are better than steroid oint, make sure it is not psoriasis or other conditions.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in 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 in 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Probably: This is probably seborrheic dermatitis. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Several things ..: This could be related to more severe seborrheic dermatitis, a fungal infection(tinea capitis) of the scalp, or even psoriasis. It's hard to say witho ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Dry scalp?: Do you have a sensitive scalp? Are you using scented products on your hair? Is it dandruff. Try a gentle non scented shampoo.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No common answer: I am not sure I have an explanation for that. Some say this may e related to natural endorphins but that is admittedly far fetched explanation.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
28 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Check it out: Most likely seborrheic dermatitis, but scaling patches on face after 40 should get checked out by your pcp.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Bacchus
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Scalp itch: wet dries out and may be overdrying so skin gets dehydrated and itches
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience in Neurology
Scalp nerve: Scalp nerve endings do NOT cause itchiness. Any itchy stimuli may activate the scalp nerve ending and be perceived as itch.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for the exact answer and treatment. There are many people allergic to hair dye. Allergic to h.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Fungal: Sounds like fungal and/ or yeast infestations. The facial component is called seborrhea. A topical anti-fungal like Nystatin cream might be useful. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Many possibilities: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can stress, various medications, and certain medical conditions. A goo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Scalp tenderness.: see a doctor. could be shingles, infection . will have to be examined.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Doesn't change: the underlying condition. Most of the causes (allergy, eczema, psoriasis) have inflammation and the over the counter shampoos are not anti-inflammator ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Vaginal rash: Be checked. Your description of blisters would make you worry about herpes. The treatment for this is medication. All the best.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fung ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience in Dermatology
No cure: No cure but treatments.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get checked: The only way to know what this is is to be examined by your doctor. It may be a yeast infection. If an over the counter yeast medication solves the p ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Possible but unlikel: This is possible due to, a low grade infection or cellulitis but not likely. Lice or other inflammatory conditions are more likely responsible.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Over the counter: Selsun ( selenium) shampoo will work quite well as directed- this will certainly help with flaking and itching. I am sure that Nizoral shampoo (ketoco ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hmmm: Without exam difficult to say. You need to be evaluated. Appears to be more complicated than a simple yeast infection.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience in Dermatology
No: Seborrhea causes itchiness. Shampoo daily with a dandruff shampoo.
A male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience in Urgent Care
Both, usually fungus: Both can do it, but usually it is associated more with fungal infections.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hydrocortisone: Try hydrocortisone cream for a few days. If not helpful, consider consulting a dermatologist. In the meanwhile. search for potential contact allergen ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
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
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