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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Scalp Odor: As with other body odors, a scalp odor is often caused by sweat interacting with bacteria on the skin. The body has two types of sweat glands: eccrine ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Dry not odor: Usually dry scalp by itself will not cause and odor. However repeated scratching of the scalp may release sebaceous gland contents that contain bacter ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad Oder: Tinea capitis (superficial head fungal infection) and/or seborrhea( oily skin) may cause this, you may need an antifungal shampoo.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Hyperosmia or increase sense of smell can be associated with a number of conditions such as: cluster headaches, migraines, adrenal cortical insufficie ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Antifungal : You may have a fungus dermatitis. Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo twice a week for 2 weeks.If not better , return to your dermatologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: It may require a medical evaluation to make this determination.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please seek: Dermatological evaluation for accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
58 years experience Dermatology
Dandruff: Shampoo for five minutes every five days and use a tar shampoo. Do not apply anything greasy. The condition should come under control.
A male asked:
Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Scalp moisture: May be you should try not washing your hair for 2 days and see if it gets better?
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitonga Kiminyo
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Skin: Skin odor at T zone unlikely to be infected without any obvious rash or raised itchy plaque to suggest tinea. Suggest hibiclense antibacterial soap an ... Read More

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