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Doctor insights on: African American Intense Dry Itchy Scalp Bumps

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IM AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WITH A ITCHY SCALP I GREASE 3x a week &still itch what to use to stop itch what product should I use to & to stay away from?

IM AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WITH A ITCHY SCALP I GREASE 3x a week &still itch what to use to stop itch what product should I use to & to stay away from?

Itchy Scalp: You most likely have a condition called Seborrheic Dermatitis. Grease 3X/week will not help this condition. You can try T-Gel shampoo 2-4 times a week and Clobetasol Solution which is a prescription cortisone twice a day for two weeks, rest one week then repeat. You should see improvement within two to four weeks. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I'm african american woman experiencing an itchy scalp plus everytime I comb it itch even more what cause this and what to use to relieve itch?

I'm african american woman experiencing an itchy scalp plus everytime I comb it itch even more what cause this and what to use to relieve itch?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor. Tinea capitis, ringworm on the scalp, can cause these symptoms and requires a Rx medication. You need to be examined to determine what's going on and the best course of treatment. A dandruff shampoo for dry scalp would not help if this is tinea capitis. ...Read more

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Why do I have an itchy scalp that has a pimple like bumps on my scalp each time i'm about to start my menstration?

Why do I have an itchy scalp that has a pimple like bumps on my scalp each time i'm about to start my menstration?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine pimple-like spots to see what they might be. Sometimes rashes are related to hormones (such as acne), but other times they may be infected follicles (folliculitis). ...Read more

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Can you recommend any remedies for an itchy scalp and bumps on my palms?

Can you recommend any remedies for an itchy scalp and bumps on my palms?

Difficult to say: These are very nonspecific symptoms and could be allergic, inflammatory, auto-immune, etc. It would be best to get an examination from your internist or dermatologist to establish a diagnosis and treatment olan ...Read more

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Applied coconut oil to scalp&hair overnight&covered head withAshirt. Woke up with an itchy scalp especially in the center& it stings!Also small bumps!

Applied coconut oil to scalp&hair overnight&covered head withAshirt. Woke up with an itchy scalp especially in the center& it stings!Also small bumps!

URNowOfficialCoconut: Go wash-out your scalp and hair gently with shampoo then tap dry it with a towel.Go get some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the local drug store and take two capsules every six hours for a few days and see how it goes (it may make you drowsy)If not getting better, or getting worse, get a doctor to look at it ASAP. Check to see if there are any other ingredients in the coconut oil; that may be a clue to what's wrong. ...Read more

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I have had an itchy scalp for a month. More around the nape of head. No lice. I also have small red bumps that are tender to touch. What could or be?

I have had an itchy scalp for a month. More around the nape of head. No lice. I also have small red bumps that are tender to touch. What could or be?

Get checked out: Sounds like you may have folliculitis (an inflammation / infection of the hair follicles) or seborrheic dermatitis. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Both conditions respond well to treatment. ...Read more

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Small bump inside skin forehead left side. tingling left side face, eye hurts, slight pressure on forehead, itchy scalp left side, swelling left brow?

Small bump inside skin forehead left side. tingling left side face, eye hurts, slight pressure on forehead, itchy scalp left side, swelling left brow?

EyeThinkYouNeedADoc: Putting that all together, except the itchy scalp, I'd suggest you get yourself checked for inflammation of a small artery on that side (near the temple). That could be signalling a deeper problem that could affect your eyesight (your eye is already hurting, right?). I may be wrong and I hope I am. But get to your doctor tomorrow for an exam and maybe a blood test or two. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

Dr. Candace Spann
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Scalp Itching (Definition)

Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more