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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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Have hashimotos 29 year old.  have very inflamed itchy scalp for 7 mths.seen 2 dermatologists, tried cortisone crm.ANA neg, thyroid levels good. Very depressed. :(?

See another dermatol: You need a clear diagnosis to explain the itch. When you say "inflamed" do you mean red and swollen? You may need clobetasol solution or gel as well as regular therapeutic shampoo. Do not blame it on depression or thyroiditis. Save your money: you will derive no benefit from omega 3 or fish oil. When you go, bring everything ever used for scalp. ...Read more

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My dad has very dry and itchy scalp problem. This causes lot of dandruff. He has tried a lot of things but has never got good results. Need solution.

My dad has very dry and itchy scalp problem. This causes lot of dandruff. He has tried a lot of things but has never got good results. Need  solution.

Serious Rx: Address it as if it were seborrheic dermatitis. A mix of antifungals and judicious use of glucocorticoids may prove sufficient; don't forget old classics like sulfur, coal tar, selenium and the various blue shapoos. ...Read more

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I have hair problem.if I put oil , result in very itchy scalp just 30min .and if I shampoo , result in dry frizzy hair. How make smooth n healthy hair?

Change oils/shampoo.: You could have a mild allergy to certain oils or ingredients in the oil. Try a hypoallergenic product for your hair. There are shampoos that do not dry your hair. One of many homemade shampoo formulas is at the following website (copy and paste): http://wellnessmama.com/3701/natural-shampoo/ ...Read more

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I am 17 yrs old, a hep b patient, and I have itchy scalp.Hair is thinning and falling.What should I do.Can i take triofer tablets without liver problem?

I am 17 yrs old, a hep b patient, and I have itchy scalp.Hair is thinning and falling.What should I do.Can i take triofer tablets without  liver problem?

Consult dermatologst: You need to see your doctor or a dermatologist as you are only 17 years old and there is a scalp problem and you may need local treatment which is safe even with hep b.Probably seborrhic dermattits or others. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy scalp and cold sores?

What causes an itchy scalp and cold sores?

Not one thing: Cold sores or herpes occur when your immune system is compromised. An itchy scalp is due to dandruff or seborrhea. Stress causes an overproduction of sebum which plugs up the pores and causes dandruff. ...Read more

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What cause itchy scalp?

What cause itchy scalp?

Seb derm: Most usual cause is seborrheic dermatitis - dandruff - although many other causes possible. Could try using over the counter selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione shampoo. If not improving see doc. ...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


Dr. Janice Alexander
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more