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What causes flaky scalp?

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

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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Can stress be a cause of dry itchy flaky scalp? Any answers appreciated!

Can stress be a cause of dry itchy flaky scalp? Any answers appreciated!

Stress may be 1 fact: Above, lack of thorough daily washing.Cortisol of stress and DHEAS of adrenal from stress may be important. TRy hard to reduce your stress level. ...Read more

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Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is common after delivery. Skin and hair changes related to estrogen/ progesterone changes can be considered. Seborrheic dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, LE, and other diagnoses demand a skilled exam and evaluation to sort it out and begin specific thera ...Read more

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What cause flaky scalp and hair loss rapidly after eating red meat diary products legumes fruits nuts. Food allergy and intolerance test was negative.

What cause flaky scalp and hair loss rapidly after eating red meat diary products legumes fruits nuts. Food allergy and intolerance test was negative.

Flaky Scalp: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of flaky scalp. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
Seborrheic dermatitis, dry skin, seasonal changes, winter,
cold weather,
fungal infection of the hair shaft.
Hair loss is most likely a telogen effluvium where the hair starts to shed. Treatment is
b12 injections every month. ...Read more

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When I eat vegetables, fruits, milk, legumes and red meat. I get itchy flaky scalp and hair loss just after 30 my allergy test is negative. What cause it?

When I eat vegetables, fruits, milk, legumes and red meat. I get itchy flaky scalp and hair loss just after 30 my allergy test is negative. What cause it?

Makes no sense: I'd greatly doubt that these events are related. You may be better off getting patch testing for a contact allergy then to foods, airborne allergens etc. Consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for a dry flaky scalp?

What is the best thing for a dry flaky scalp?

Dry scalp: Well, first you could certainly try a dandruff shampoo. Look for something that says "for dry scalp" or other similar statement. You may need to use it daily for a week or two before you get it under control. However, if you are black you may not do well with daily shampooing, it may make it worse. Also scalp psoriasis is some thing to consider. You may want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I cure an itchy flaky scalp?

How do I cure an itchy flaky scalp?

Start with shampoos: If you have a lot of scale and flaking in your scalp, try using t/gel or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo to stop the itching. You may need treatment with a topical corticosteroid by prescription. Call my office at 310-545-2900 in manhattan beach if you would like an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do about dry flaky scalp (not dandruff)?

What to do about dry flaky scalp (not dandruff)?

Wash hair frequently: To prevent dry flaky scalp using a moisturizing shampoo and crème rinse or conditioner. Try anti-dandruff shampoo if this does not help. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old daughter has very flaky scalp. What should we do?

Shampoo: Sounds lie seborrhea dermatitis (dandruff) try good dandruff shampoo ie selson or other good one if this does not work a dermatologist should be consulted as it may be fungal infection and that need rx medication hope I helped good luck. ...Read more

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I have a very flaky scalp. Medicated shampoo or other product?

I have a very flaky scalp. Medicated shampoo or other product?

More lather time: Many over-the-counter shampoos will help with a flaky scalp, including selsun blue, head and shoulders, t-sal/t-gel, and ketoconazole. Lather up the scalp and leave it on for at least 10 minutes. Count on the clock or listen to about 3 songs on the radio (sing along!). Do this every night for about 2 weeks then about 2-3 times a week. If that doesn't help, you may need a prescription steroid. ...Read more

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Have flaky scalp, can't use medicated shampoos, what can I try?

Have flaky scalp, can't use medicated shampoos, what can I try?

Topical steroids: Topical steroids help control this but are prescription. Topical antifungal shampoo Nizoral (ketoconazole) will also help. ...Read more

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What do I do to my extreme peeling flaky scalp, don't think its dandruff, plus it gets itchy?

What do I do to my extreme peeling flaky scalp, don't think its dandruff, plus it gets itchy?

Seborrheic: Sounds like it could be seborrheic dermatitis, a common condition of the scalp as you describe. Selenium sulfide shampoos over the counter are effective but if that does not help prescriptions such as ketoconazole 2% shampoo, fluocinolone. 01% or ciclopirox 1% shampoos are very effective as well. See your doctor for those. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've dry flaky scalp for years. Never blow dry hair. Tried different products. Maybe not drinking 2 ltrs per day. Bad days at random. Completely lost.

I've dry flaky scalp for years. Never blow dry hair. Tried different products. Maybe not drinking 2 ltrs per day. Bad days at random. Completely lost.

Seborrheic Derm: This is a common dermatitis causing a dry scaly and itchy scalp. The shampoos we recommend contain either zinc, selenium, salicylic acid, tar or ketoconazole. Additionally topical steroids in the form of lotions or foams can be helpful. ...Read more

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Extremely dry flaky scalp all the time. Skin in crispy lumps. Sometimes spreads to ears. What is it. Tried every shampoo under the sun?

Crispy Lumps??: (sounds like a breakfast cereal!)
not sure what you are describing...Could be eczema, psoriasis or just dry skin.
I suggest that you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My problem is no matter how many times I wash my hair and use medicated shampoos for psoriasis I still get flaky scalp and painful root folicals why?

My problem is no matter how many times I wash my hair and use medicated shampoos for psoriasis I still get flaky scalp and painful root folicals why?

Psoriasis is chronic: Unfortunately, psoriasis is treatable, but not curable. Symptoms can be minimized by medications, but intermittent flares should be expected. If your condition has never improved with the previous medical treatment offered to you, reconsider the primary diagnosis of psoriasis. ...Read more

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Which third generation antihistamine is best for itchy flaky scalp and skin levocetirizine, desloratadine or fexofenadine?

Which third generation antihistamine is best for itchy flaky scalp and skin levocetirizine, desloratadine or fexofenadine?

None of them!: Good morning,
itchy scalp is due to irritation to the nerves of skin of the scalp. There is a nerve signal going from the scalp to the brain telling that there is something not right on the scalp. Correcting the local condition of the scalp such as dryness, scaling, seborrhea, bacterial or fungal overgrowth, and skin flaking condition will relieve the itch. Antihistamines are not useful for this. ...Read more

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I have an itchy, flaky scalp. I have tried using organic shampoos and medicated peanut oil my dermatologist recommended but nothing works. Wash 3x week

The most common: Cause of an itchy, flaky scalp is dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. It can also be caused by eczema or psoriasis. Other medicated shampoos can be effective: salicylic acid, coal tar, zinc, selenium, ketoconazole containing shampoos. Many try alternating between them. It would be fine to try some of these on your own and/or return to your Dermatologist for more suggestions. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Selsun blue for my baby's fungus? My husband took our 6 mo old baby to the pediatrician and didn't get a lot of details...I know the md said the flaky scalp & some dryish looking spots on his body are fungus (didn't say what kind). He recommended selsun b

Selsun blue for my baby's fungus? My husband took our 6 mo old baby to the pediatrician and didn't get a lot of details...I know the md said the flaky scalp & some dryish looking spots on his body are fungus (didn't say what kind). He recommended selsun b

The: The pediatrician is referring to a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It presents as flaky scalp (appears like dandruff) and dry patches on the skin. The cause is unclear. Some doctors believe it is due to a rare yeast. Treatment includes shampoos selsun blue. I usuallly tell parents to use a very small amount 2-3 times per week until they see an improvement. Also, brush your baby's scalp with a soft brush to loosen the flakes. If the selsun blue does not work ask your doctor for an alternative treatment. To answer the last part of your question, no you don't have to let it sit on the skin or scalp, just wash in usual fashion; lotion is fine. If the spots look more red after use and it persists then discontinue and consult your doctor. If it returns to previous state then no need to worry.
Take care. ...Read more

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I'm only allergic to dust mites my IgE is 500 but when I drink milk, eat egg or pulses I get itchy and flaky scalp what does mean?

I'm only allergic to dust mites my IgE is 500 but when I drink milk, eat egg or pulses I get itchy and flaky scalp what does mean?

Itchy scratchy: The itching and flaking of your scalp may be unrelated to foods. You may have seborrheic dermatitis or even a genetic condition of atopy. Try a selenium based shampoo or even a tar shampoo. It may require addition of topical steroid. If it persists see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I think I have seborrheic dermatitis I can't eat only chicken and wheat with reat of all foods I get itchy flaky scalp and dry hands how to treat?

I think I have seborrheic dermatitis I can't eat only chicken and wheat with reat of all foods I get itchy flaky scalp and dry hands how to treat?

See a dermatologist: Itching and flaking scalp can be caused by a lot of things. Certain food sensitivities can contribute to these symptoms, but so can many other things including medications, stress, psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis (among many causes). I would see a dermatologist or allergist to see about helping you find the cause and a solution and how to control the symptoms. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I was on ppi's for 3 months, stopped 1 month ago. My whole body feels shaky, dry flaky scalp and skin, achy and weak muscles, pale skin, fatigue, help!

I was on ppi's for 3 months, stopped 1 month ago. My whole body feels shaky, dry flaky scalp and skin, achy and weak muscles, pale skin, fatigue, help!

FATIGUE EVAL: PPI LIKE NEXIUM (esomeprazole) REDUCE ACID PRODUCTION &CAUSE VIT D DEF. You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /VITD/TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science. Com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more

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Hi when I eat spinach or some green veggies I get itchy flaky scalp with hair loss my allergy test with all foods was negative please explain thx.?

Hi when I eat spinach or some green veggies I get itchy flaky scalp with hair loss my allergy test with all foods was negative please explain thx.?

Eczema vs food allergy: Itchy food reactions in the skin (scalp here) can be due to T cell immune responses, and not all of those involve production of antibodies. Atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis are plenty itchy and may produce positive patch tests for delayed hypersensitivity when immediate hypersensitivity tests are negative (no IgE). If you itch less by avoiding those foods, that's the action to take. ...Read more

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If u have mild eczema with itchy flaky scalp with hair loss when eat eggs diary fish soy nuts symptoms get worse please tell how to treat eczema?

If u have mild eczema with itchy flaky scalp with hair loss when eat eggs diary fish soy nuts symptoms get worse please tell how to treat eczema?

May it be seborrhea?: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more