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A 20-year-old male asked:

is it possible to permanently treat an itchy dry scalp? how?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Dry scalp: The dry scalp can be from eczema but also can be from contact dermatitis, if you apply products on your hair. You need to use a vegetable oil to massage your scalp overnight under a shower cap to keep the moisture trapped in your scalp. There are prescription products that you can use too, a dermatologist can guide you.

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What are the soft spots on my infant's scalp?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Usually normal!: The classic "soft spot" on babies is the anterior fontanelle, a space that is needed for the head to expand and take shape as the brain grows. Your pediatrician will examine your baby and determine if the soft spot is within the normal range or if it needs to be paid close attention.
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Is scaling of the scalp a sign of infection?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
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No: Your baby may have a common benign newborn condition called "cradle cap". It is a kind of baby dandruff caused by overactive oily glands on the scalp. Try applying a small amount of baby oil or olive oil to the scalp, then using a soft baby brush to gently remove the flakes, and then wash your baby's hair. If that does not do the trick, contact your doctor as there are alternative treatments.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does the itching of scabies disappear after treatment?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
After a while: The symptoms can persist for a couple weeks after treatment. Sometimes it takes more than one treatment, but even with killing all the bugs, it will take a couple weeks for the rash to resolve.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of these scab-like things on my scalp?

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Dr. Betty Keller
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Get evaluated: Get an evaluation so you get the correct diagnosis and treatment options.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Is jock itch contagious?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections.

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