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I have had a problem with hair loss for years now it really bad, my scalp itches really bad and its dry hard patches in my scalp that I can't get off!?

I have had a problem with hair loss for years now it really bad, my scalp itches really bad and its dry hard patches in my scalp that I can't get off!?

Seborrhea: The problem could be a condition called seborrhea, associated with scales and itchiness on. The scalp and eyebrows. In some cases this may be associated with elevated testosterone levels. You should first see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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I have a dry scalp which itches severe after washing hair. I have hair loss too. I'm planning to use 5% Minoxidil. Can I use Tgel and minox together?

I have a dry scalp which itches severe after washing hair. I have hair loss too. I'm planning to use 5% Minoxidil. Can I use Tgel and minox together?

Can use both: T-gel can be used once to twice per week. While Minoxidil must be used twice per day. I can't say if you will have any problems with using them both using that schedule. Of course washing off the Minoxidil every day soon after applying you will not benefit from it even if you are only a washing with water. ...Read more

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Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

See dermatologist: It sounds like you should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. There are many possibilities from infection, to inflammatory, to autoimmune conditions. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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I have suffered long yrs in which my scalp is deteriorated, itching, hair loss, bleeding, white powder and swelling. Could u forward ur solution?

I have suffered long yrs in which my scalp is deteriorated, itching, hair loss, bleeding, white powder and swelling. Could u forward ur solution?

See a Dermatologist: You could have a scalp infection. But there are many various conditions that might be causing
your problem. You really need to be examined by a specialist to find the answer. He or she may be able to tell right away, by the appearance of your scalp, the cause of your condition. ...Read more

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Hair loss itching scalp dry scalp could that be because I am not drinking enough water? Or the weather in here living in dubai thanks

Hair loss itching scalp dry scalp could that be because I am not drinking enough water? Or the weather in here living in dubai thanks

A few things: Itchy hair loss could be due to ezcema of the scalp. It is probably not due to lack of water intake. Consider using a different shampoo and conditioner. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. Need solution asap?

What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. Need solution asap?

Possible Testosteron: You may have symptoms of androgen (male hormone) excess.
These may cause acne, and alopecia.
Check MD for testosterone levels, if not on the pill which reduces it, and be checked for the many causes, often PCOS or an drenal source. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. Need a solution asap?

What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. Need a solution asap?

Infection can cause: dandruff/hair loss/ acne. For instance, if you have ringworm infection hair loss and bald spots can develop. It is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more

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Burning sensation on spot of scalp mean hair loss?

Burning sensation on spot of scalp mean hair loss?

No, but if: It continues you should have your doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on the vertex of my scalp. Have had it for past 6 months and accompanied by meaningful hair loss. What should I do?

I have a burning sensation on the vertex of my scalp. Have had it for past 6 months and accompanied by meaningful hair loss. What should I do?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Scalp burning with hair loss on sides of head. Had baby 12mths ago & thyroid normal. Is this normal?

Scalp burning with hair loss on sides of head. Had baby 12mths ago & thyroid normal. Is this normal?

Iron Deficiency: Check your blood for CBC, hemoglobin and iron level. Your symptoms could be due to iron deficiency anemia which is more common during ; after pregnancy than thyroidal disorders especially if had no thyroid disorder in the past and you were not taking any medication that could have affected your thyroid function. ...Read more

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I am 39 years old. I have dark circles under my armpits, sometimes a little painful and itchy. Itchy and burning scalp on sides of head and hair loss?

Time to visit doc: You are describing symptoms consistent with many illnesses from diabetes, addisons disease, cushings syndrome, seborrhea, alopecia, etc. You are to young for any of your symptoms to be taken lightly and all are pointing to metabolic imbalance. You need to get a complete physical, appropriate labs, and your Doc will be able to begin to address your symptoms and treat you. ...Read more

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My grandmother is losing hair in her scalp with sores also really bad itching with a mild Nehring on her left chronic artery????

My grandmother is losing hair in her scalp with sores also really bad itching with a mild Nehring on her left chronic artery????

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Cannot say in your particular case, but problems in the CAROTID artery are not generally associated with skin conditions.
Lots of other conditions (inflammatory, allergic, infectious, even autoimmune or psychological) can cause itching and hair loss. ...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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more