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Bad Scalp Picking
I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?
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
Itchy dry patches on scalp. oily hair so not a dry scalp problem. Itch when bumped etc. itches until bleeding. no stress. Help?
More info: It is difficult to answer this without more information and examination. Your question is confusing - itchy dry patches on scalp but you don't think it is dry scalp problem.In general itchy scalp can be due to fungal infection, inflammation related disorders, skin diseases just to mention few. Please discuss it in detail with a physician. ...Read more
Irritant deematitis on scalp. Whenevr there is heat my scalp irritates badly n hair falls & after washing also scalp irritates n hair falls. Help?
Medicated Shampoos: Use of desiccants and agents that treat dermatitis such as coal tar or anti fungal shampoos as fungal infections are frequently a component may be helpful. Isopropyl alcohol can also be an effective treatment as well. If these treatments are not effective then a biopsy should be performed or consultation with a dermatologist. ...Read more
Beau's lines BAD on toenails, flakey ugly finger nails, BAD diffuse scalp, eyebrow and ALL over body hair loss. 1 year worsening. Possible causes?
Beaus lines: Recommend 2nd opinion with me. You can send pictures and we can figure this out. ...Read more
Very oily skin no matter how much washed. Painful itchy skin. Rash on back face neck scalp. Skin hurts. New soap. Reaction maybe?
Severe scalp itch. Hurts a lot. Scratching causing me to bleed. Lots of whitish/yellow dusty looking stuff coming off under nails. No flakes on clothes. Head & shoulders making it worse. What to do?
Does this tend to: be a compulsive, recurrent behavior? See that you suffer from anxiety Disorder and ADHD. First deal with the anxiety. If that doesn't improve things - consider Behavioral therapy or Cognitive behavioral therapy for the picking and scratching. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, ...Read more
After applying water on scalp, oil of scalp comes back in 5mins n it irritates scalp n scalp is painful. Sweat n humidity also irritates scalp. Help?
Visit dermatologist: Oily skin, or seborrhea is a common condition affecting men and women, typically between puberty to 60. it is important to diagnose it correctly and treat it accordingly as other condition might be the reason Dandruff, Sunburn, Psoriasis, Seborrheic dermatitis ,Head lice ,Poor hair care Unclean hair, allergy or chemical reaction to hair products and dyes,Eczema ,Contact dermatitis ...Read more
I have a bad itchy dry scalp with patches of dry skin when i scratch it bleeds i'm losing hair is this scalp psoriasis?
Sounds like it: But it could be infection or a skin manifestation of systemic disease. Go and see a dermatologist before you lose any more hair. ...Read more
I've been washing my itchy, sore, scalp with dandruff shampoos and dermarest shampoo. My scalp still itches. Why?
Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb
What's a good way to cure dandruff, peeling skin on nose, constantly stuffy nose, and foot eczema?
See below: All thesee may be related or totally unrelated the best thing to do is to see a dermatologist and see if they are realted or not and then get treatment for them. ...Read more
Don't Touch: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more
Im suffering from itchy skin on face neck scalp and behind ears.small pimples which looks like skin rash.i used Dermovate ointment, it reappear again?
Dermatology: consultation. You may need a skin scaping for diagnosis and formal allergy testing. ...Read more
I get very hard sebum plugs on my scalp after washing hair. Scalp also bevomes painful. There's not much flaking. Is it seb dermatitis?
Possibly: Try an anti-seb shampoo and if this FAILS see yoour PCP Primary Care Provider who may wish to refer you to a DERMATOLOGIST for a definitive diagnosis! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Does it itch?: If your scalp itches, you may have seborrheic dermatitis (a dermatologist can tell you if you do, and give you treatment for it). Twirling hair is a habit, as you said -- not the worst habit in the world, but if bothers you, try cutting your hair short enough that you can't twirl it. ...Read more
Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes
See below: You may try home treatment as given in the link below: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-dandruff-treatment If home treatment is not effective, it would be prudent to see a dermatologist to rule out other disorders, e.g., psoriasis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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