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Balsam Lake, WI
A 16-year-old female asked:

I have a burning and itchy scalp. my hair are healthy and clean. however my skin itch in specific areas for a few days and it's a bit painful. help!

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Selenium shampoo: Try selsun blue shampoo 2-3 times/week if you are not allergic to selenium or sulfa.
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Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 42 years experience
Seb Derm or acne nec: It's difficult to diagnosis you without seeing you but 2 possibilities are seborrheic dermatitis or acne necrotic miliarisis. Both conditions are exacerbated by scratching. You may want to try washing with a medicated shampoo like head and shoulders but if doesn't improve, go see a dermatogist.
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Last updated Apr 26, 2014

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