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Does Itchy Scalp Mean Hair Loss
If I have an itchy scalp, hair loss and hard clumps of skin on the crown of my scalp, does this mean I have seborrhea-excess sebum and/or psoriasis?
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
White things attached to end of hair when I pull it out, itchy scalp and hair loss what is this? Seb dermatitis or not? Please help
Hi what are the causes of hair loss on scalp,itchy scalp then white pigmentation plus excessive tiredness?
I have extreme hair loss/painful/itchy scalp.I now see my scalp.What can I do other than rogaine (minoxidil) that is affective.Can this be serious how can I tell?
Physician exam: Loss of hair with a painful, itchy scalp could be associated with multiple problems. Physician review is a must. Hold on the rogaine (minoxidil) until you have an accurate diagnosis for your hair loss. Rogaine (minoxidil) may even cause itchy skin irritation. Consider review by a dermatologist or hair transplant surgeon. International society of hair transplant surgery. ...Read more
Help, what underlying illnesses can cause a prickly/itchy scalp, with no rash/soreness and thinning hair/hair loss?
Hormones: Check your thyroid levels.Get a more detailed answer ›
My all test are normal i've only mites allergy but when i eat egg or vegetable milk i get itchy scalp and hair loss please explain ...?
Food allergy: If you notice symptoms despite negative tests you have performed elimination diet showing you are sensitive to those foods and should avoid or limit those foods to occasional use after a wash out period of several months and hen ly in very small amounts. ...Read more
F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?
I am eating only chicken and whole wheat bread from long time with rest of all foods I have itchy scalp flaky scalp and hair loss problem how to treat?
Itchy scalp: It sounds like you may need some omega fatty acids which will help with itchy scalp and skin. ...Read more
Is scalp fungal infection obvious in physical exam by derm? Have hair loss- not itchy,scalp clean. See alot fuzz on brush- should i ask for a culture?
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
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