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A 21-year-old female asked:

Hi, hair suddenly greasy on right side only, underlayers. itchy. feels wet as day goes on, shower at night, top layer is soft as normal. no dietary/hormone changes that i know of?

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Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sweating.: You may have more sweat glands producing wetness on that side and sebaceous glands producing sebum. When the sebum dries on the skin it becomes itchy and called seborrheic dermatitis. Try a salicylic acid based , coal tar based or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo OTC. If not helpful see your doctor or dermatologist.
Last updated Jul 22, 2014

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