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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Smelly Scalp

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Could negazole metronidazole 500 mg have caused my smelly scalp?

Could negazole metronidazole 500 mg have caused my smelly scalp?

It is not lisred eff: It is not listed as side effect and if it is of concern check with a dermatologist as you may need medicated shampoo, there are many causes of smelly scalp. ...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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What to do with smelly scalp?

What to do with smelly scalp?

Too young to ask: Hi, you are too young to post on HT, plz ask your parents to do that ...Read more

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What to do to get rid of smelly scalp?

Wash!: Seriously! Take a good bath or shower. Use your favorite shampoo. If that's not enough, ask parents (or partner if you're older) to look for anything out of ordinary. Go see your family doc if any pain, redness (someone has to see it), bumps/growths/rashes, etc. Also check rest of body b/c smell might be coming from somewhere else! ...Read more

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I have a smelly scalp beyond normal scalp infections. What is it?

I have a smelly scalp beyond normal scalp infections. What is it?

Happy normal flora: We are covered in bacteria. In some individuals oversecretion of oil from the hair shaft feeds thes organisms ; they proliferate and cause odor when they break down the oils while feeding. Try using shampoos containing oil-reducing agents (sulfur, zinc, or tar) ie: head ; shoulders or neutrogena t/gel. If that doesn't work you may have seborrhea w/wo a flora overgrowth ; you need a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can you treat smelly scalp on clean hair?

Smelly scalp syndrom: Smelly scalp occurs when there is increase in bacterial growth in the scalp. The bacteria thrive on oil in the hair and scalp and they give odor which smells, it is not a hygiene problem like not taking bath or shower. It can also be due to hormonal balance and/or bad nutrition.A dermatologist can help like sulphur shampoos, and change your towel, hair brush and pillow case. ...Read more

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So I am suffering from 'smelly scalp'. I don't know how to get rid of it, I wash my hair loads and still nothing. Help?

Smelly scalp syndrom: Smelly scalp occurs when there is increase in bacterial growth in the scalp. The bacteria thrive on oil in the hair and scalp and they give odor which smells, it is not a hygiene problem like not taking bath or shower. It can also be due to hormonal balance and/or bad nutrition.A dermatologist can help like sulphur shampoos, and change your towel, hair brush and pillow case. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a smelly scalp?, I take a shower everyday but when I am in stress or my head gets hot it smells like farts

Smelly Scalp: Scalp smell may be caused by an overproduction of oil from the sebaceous glands in the area. Additionally, an overproduction of bacteria, yeast or fungus on the scalp might cause a persistent infection. If your scalp infection is caused by a fungus, using an antibacterial treatment will not cure the smell. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My daughter suffers from "smelly scalp syndrome". The derm md has prescribed prescription shampoos, but it is not working. Her scalp itches, and really smells badly if she misses one day of washing. Prescription shampoos do not seem to be helping. I have

My daughter suffers from "smelly scalp syndrome". The derm md has prescribed prescription shampoos, but it is not working. Her scalp itches, and really smells badly if she misses one day of washing. Prescription shampoos do not seem to be helping. I have

I: I would recommend she see a dermatologist to rule out any medical cause for this condition. Perhaps a visit to the local university (such as indiana university) dermatology department so that her case can be discussed and perhaps some treatment options can be figured out for her. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a smelly scalp and I been told that I have a fungas infection or overactive sweat glands on my scalp. Would any selsun blue shampoo help me?

Need prescription rx: If you have fungal infection in the scalp it needs to be checked and treated with prescription meds and shampoo may also help. I may be a good idea to consult a dermatologist to make a correct diagnosis and proper treatment plan. ...Read more

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My question is what causes pain in the scalp?

Scalp Pain: See: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/155049-what-are-the-causes-of-a-sensitive-painful-scalp/

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What causes flaky scalp?

Flaky scalp: It could be dandruff or psoriasis. You can try over the counter shampoos like nizoral and if that doesn't help please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a dry scalp?

Various causes: Dry scalp, like dry skin may or may not be an inherited tendency that can be aggravated by skin care products or habits. Shampoos particularly dandruff shampoos like most soaps tend to be drying. Washing or bathing in warm to hot water may also cause dry scalp. Living in a dry climate may also aggravate dry skin tendencies. Seborrhea may cause scaly scalp that resembles dry scalp. ...Read more

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What causes deep scalp itch?

What causes deep scalp itch?

Need to see Doctor: Itchy scalp is due to an inflammatory reaction on the scalp. It is a common problem among adults. It can be caused by
1seborrhic dermatitis which cause dandruff
2hypothyroidism
3lupus erythematotus
4scalp infections with fungi and bacteria
5allergy to shampoos or hair dyes/dressings
a persistant itchy scalp needs to be examined and evaluated by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes scabs on the scalp?

What causes scabs on the scalp?

Healing: Any injury to the scalp will eventually try to heal. Dried blood, mixed with died cells form a layer on the wound surface known as scab. Beneath it a new skin is formed and the scab will eventually fall off the normal skin. It works as a shied, basically. ...Read more

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What causes thick dandruff on scalp?

What causes thick dandruff on scalp?

Several posibilities: A fungus, malassezia lives on scalps of healthy adults without problems, sometimes growing out of control, feeding on oils inyour hair follicles. This can irritate your scalp and cause extra skin cells to grow, die and fall off, clumping with oil from your hair and scalp, making them appear white and flaky in your hair. You may also have eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Does oily scalp causes more dandruff?

No one knows: No one really knows what causes dandruff but it may be caused by the overgrowth of a normal fungus on your scalp. Usually it is helped by washing your hair frequently with a dandruff shampoo if that does not work then you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can scalp nerve endings cause scalp itch?

Can scalp nerve endings cause scalp itch?

Scalp nerve: Scalp nerve endings do NOT cause itchiness. Any itchy stimuli may activate the scalp nerve ending and be perceived as itch. ...Read more

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What causes body tingling especially scalp?

What causes body tingling especially scalp?

Scalp Tingling: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of scalp tingling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
Anxiety,
hyperthyroidism,
migraine,
multiple sclerosis,
neck muscle tension,
sinus,
menopause,
hormone replacement therapy,
allergy to shampoo/soap. ...Read more

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What condition causes sandpaper-like scalp?

SANDPAPER SCALP: PSORIASIS IS ONE DISORDER THAT CAN CAUSE IT.
HOW LONG?
DOES IT ITCH?
ANY RASHES ON OTHER PARTS OF YOUR BODY? ...Read more

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What might cause occasional tingling in the scalp?

Normal nerves: Occasional transient tingling of the scalp is normal and experienced by virtually everyone. ...Read more

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I got a small pink spot on my scalp, what could cause this?

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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Can a headache cause the scalp to be sensitive to the touch?

Yes: If the headache is from the nerves in your neck that innervates that area (which is a very common cause for headaches), then the skin overlying that area can be extremely sensitive. It is most likely related to one of the nerves in the top of the neck and you may benefit from seeing a pain doc who can do a diagnostic nerve block to identify if it is those nerves. Best of luck! ...Read more