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What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

Many: Yeast infections are a common cause. Any vaginal discharge or leakage of urine can irritate the vulva. Scratching can cause tissue irritation and is counterproductive. Contact dermatitis is also very common on the vulva.Best to see a specialist for evaluation. On occasion a biopsy is necessary to determine the cause and best treatment. ...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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Causes of itchy skin?

Causes of itchy skin?

Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema. Soaps and laundry detergents can also be responsible. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil and use all free & clear for you laundry. No fabric softeners! if it doesn't get better, do see a dermatoloigist. ...Read more

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Possible cause of scalp acne?

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Possible cause of scalp acne?

Other: Other factors can also play a role such as blockage of the pores eg. With oils, irritation and infection of the hair follicles, hormonal changes etc. Different people are predisposed to acne in different areas. Some people get facial acne and others get back acne. ...Read more

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What causes scalp dryness and dandruff?

What causes scalp dryness and dandruff?

Dandruff: A yeast called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. But seborrheic dermatitis is not contagious. ...Read more

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Causes of heamorhoid?

Causes of heamorhoid?

Multiple: In women pregnancy , in men constipation strain, heavy lifting etc. ...Read more

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What's the primary cause of dandruff and itching?

What's the primary cause of dandruff and itching?

Seborrhea: What you have is a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis a common, harmless, scaling rash affecting the face, scalp and other areas. It occurs most often where the skin is oily. Although it can be very persistent, treatment with regular use of antifungal agents and intermittent use of topical steroids can keep it under control. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does ringworm of scalp usually cause many symptoms?

Does ringworm of scalp usually cause many symptoms?

Most are quiet: Most cases i see are for painless hair loss and/or irregularity in the skin of the scalp.Rarely there is a boggy painful swelling. Some have tried otc products with little success. ...Read more

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Can mild inflamation of scalp cause hair fall?

Can mild inflamation of scalp cause hair fall?

Yes: Any inflammation, infection...bacterial/fungus, vitamin and protein deficiency, hormonal changes cause hair loss. Chemicals...impurities in hair products also do it. ...Read more

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What is the cause of scalp psoriasis?

What is the cause of  scalp psoriasis?

Same as body: There is inflammation amd thickening of the skin with thick attached scales. Although psoriasis can occur only in the scalp it usually accompanies psoriasis on other parts of the body. Scalp psoriasis can be nore difficult to treat with topicals and is less responsive to ultraviolet therapy or laser because of the hair. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of excess oily scalp or sebbhoric deematitis?

EXCESSIVE OILY SCALP: CAUSE OF EXCESSIVE OILY SCALP. NOT SHAMPOOING AS OFTEN AS YOU SHOULD AND PUTTING ALL KINDS OF GREASE AND HAIR-OILS IN YOUR SCALP. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic vaginal itching?

What are the causes of chronic vaginal itching?

Different causes: Tbis can represent chronic infection with yeast, bacterial overgrowth. There are several chronic inflammatory conditions such as lichen planus, lichen sclerosis. The diagnosis may require a culture and or biopsy to determine approriate treatment. ...Read more

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Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

Does seborrheic dermatitis causes severe hair loss and mainly at hairline??

No: Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause hair loss, but there are other skin conditions that can do that. Hair loss can also be caused by underlying medical problems, like a thyroid disorder, or can be caused by medications. You should see a dermatologist to have this checked out. ...Read more

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What of likely causes of weals or pimples?

What of likely causes of weals or pimples?

More info please?: Wheals (or hives) and pimples are pretty different. Hives can be triggered by an allergy such as a food or medication, although many people develop hives without a clear cause. Acne is extremely common as well, and is due to a combination of hormones, bacteria, clogging of the pores, and inflammation in the skin. Stress, certain foods, and things applied to the skin can trigger it. ...Read more

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What are common causes of red inflamed underarm rash?

What are common causes of red inflamed underarm rash?

Under arm rash: The two most common causes are reaction to deodorants and shaving. A physician should be able to give you the appropriate advice to get it resolved. ...Read more

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Cause of jock itch?

Cause of jock itch?

Fungal infection: Jock itch (tinea cruris) is caused by a fungal infection. Similar to athlete's foot, cream used to treat this condition are often effective for jock itch as well. Examples include Lamisil (terbinafine) at and lotrimin. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an itchy scalp?

What are the causes of an itchy scalp?

Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis, also referred to as dandruff or cradle cap in case of children, is one of the most common causes of itchy scalp. Skin conditions like contact dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, ringworm of scalp, folliculitis and other fungal and bacterial infections may also affect the scalp and cause itching. ...Read more

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What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?

What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?

Dry skin: Thanks for your question! Sounds like it may be a little dry skin. Taking cooler showers can help. You may want to also try and moisturizer too! ...Read more

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Why causes the itch of postherpetic neuralgia?

Why causes the itch of postherpetic neuralgia?

Nerve damage : Herpes virus damages nerve cells in the spinal cord. Disballance between different nerve fibers may cause numerous abnormal feelings including the itch. ...Read more

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What causes loss of hair of the axilla?

What causes loss of hair of the axilla?

Many things: Hair loss over the axillae can be caused by alopecia areata or simply aging. ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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