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A 38-year-old female asked:

I sleep with my hair wet regularly. is this the reason why my scalp is always itchy?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Going to bed, or just leaving your hair wet after washing or swimming is a common cause of seborrheic dermatitis, where itching is a common symptom. Best to dry your hair to prevent this from occurring.
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